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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In NSW, local councils are not medical authorities, so it is important to get information about COVID-19 from NSW Health (including the Southern NSW Local Health District) and the NSW Premier.

  • Decisions relating to business and border restrictions will be made by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.
  • Links to relevant websites are available on this page, along with information about Council services.
  • Eurobodalla Council is following the NSW Premier's advice about COVID-19 safety. We will continue to review opening or closing facilities in line with that evolving advice - with the aim of maintaining a balance of community safety and social wellbeing.

Information about COVID-19

Information about Council services

Essential services such as household bin collection, water, sewer, and most administrative services are operating as usual.

Most Council facilities are open, but please do not visit if you:

  • are unwell or have recently visited a declared COVID-19 hotspot
  • can carry out your business with us online or over the phone.
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Safety when visiting Council facilities

  • Closed: Dr Mackay Community Centre at Moruya remains closed to the public for now.
  • Open: All other Council facilities are open to the public.

Our administration building at Moruya is open with additional safety measures.

  • Visitors must complete a temperature check, record contact details, and sanitise hands on arrival, use card only for payments if possible, not touch the counters, stand behind the lines marked on the floor.
  • Duty Officers are available for in-person counter enquiries between 10am and 3pm.
  • Please continue to use online and phone services to contact staff where possible.

Please do not visit Council facilities if you:

  • are unwell or have recently visited a declared COVID-19 hotspot
  • can carry out your business with us online or over the phone.

Council services available online or over the phone

Council meetings and elections

For now, Council meetings are being held on video chat software and webcast online.

The 2020 local government elections were postponed.

  • The NSW local government election was due to be held in September 2020.
  • In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Government has postponed the local government elections until September 2021.

What else Council is doing

The safety and wellbeing of our community and staff is always Council’s number one priority. We are closed some public facilities and Council offices, those that remain open have additional safety measures for customers and staff:

  • Some Council staff have returned to office work areas, some staff members that can work remotely or from home are being supported to continue this arrangement.
  • We have asked our staff still attending work areas to remain home if they are unwell or have recently visited declared COVID-19 hotspots.
  • We have increased disinfectant cleaning at our main offices and facilities.
  • Public toilet cleaning schedules continue unchanged. We don’t supply soap dispensers in public toilets because of the cost of frequent vandalism. Please use your personal hand sanitiser.
  • NSW Sewage Surveillance Program: 52 sewage treatment plants in NSW, including Batemans Bay, provide samples to NSW Health to test for COVID-19. Testing can provide early warning of an increase in infections.