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Coronavirus

Eurobodalla Council is following the NSW Premier's advice about COVID-19 safety. We will continue to review the opening of facilities with the aim of maintaining a balance of community safety and social wellbeing.

  • Please don't visit public facilities if you are unwell.
  • Continue to follow the current rules from the NSW Government, including practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene if you are heading out.

Recent updates from government health authorities:


Council services

  • Most of our regular services continue, with extra safety precautions.
  • Most public facilities and customer service locations have reopened, some remain closed and will be systematically and cautiously reopened.
  • You can carry out a range of services with us online or over the phone.
  • Essential services such as household bin collection, water, sewer, and most administrative services are operating as usual.

These Council facilities remain closed:

  • Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre is closed
  • Meeting rooms in the Batemans Bay and Moruya libraries and the Dr Mackay Centre at Moruya remain closed
  • North Head Moruya campground remains closed except to long-term residents
  • Batemans Bay and Moruya swimming pools are closed for the winter season

All other Council facilities and customer service areas are open with safety precautions.

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Council services available online or over the phone

Council facilities reopening status

In general, please don't visit public facilities if you are unwell.

Please don't visit in person if you can carry out your business with us online or over the phone.

Open - Customer service facilities

  • Open: Our administration building at Moruya is open with additional safety measures:
    • Please don't come in if you are unwell, or if you can carry out your business with us online or over the phone.
    • Visitors should sanitise hands on arrival, use card only for payments if possible, not touch the counters, stand behind the lines marked on the floor.
    • If you're coming to see a particular staff member, please call first as they may be working offsite.
    • One Duty Officer will be available from 10am to 3pm each day for development enquiries at the front counter.
    • Development Assessment Planners, Building Surveyors and Development Engineers will not be available for in-person counter enquires. Please continue to use online and phone services to contact these staff.
  • Open: Surf Beach, Moruya, and Brou tips are open normal operating hours.
  • Open: Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma libraries are open with extra safety measures, including:
  • Open: Council depots at Batemans Bay, Moruya, and Narooma.

Open - Leisure and recreation facilities

  • The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre at Moruya is open
  • Community halls and stadiums are open
  • The youth cafés at Moruya and Naroma are open
  • Narooma Swimming Pool is open
  • Playgrounds are open
  • Outdoor exercise equipment is open
  • Skateparks are open
  • Picnic facilities are open
  • Fish cleaning tables are open
  • Parks and sporting fields are open for non-contact training and to people adhering to the current NSW Government guidline of no more than 20 people in a gathering
  • Council tennis courts are available for groups of up to 20 people adhering to the NSW public health orders and Tennis NSW COVID-19 Community Play guidelines
  • Campgrounds at Dalmeny and Mystery Bay, and Batemans Bay Beach Resort are open
    • the campground at North Head Moruya remains closed for now except to long-term residents

Closed - Leisure and recreation facilities

  • Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre is closed
  • North Head Moruya campground remains closed except to long-term residents
  • Batemans Bay and Moruya swimming pools are closed for the winter season
  • Meeting rooms at Batemans Bay and Moruya libraries and the Dr Mackay Centre at Moruya remain closed.

Non-essential group services on hold

  • Our community transport service continues to local travel appointments and run essential medical transport, with additional precautions, but social and group outings are on hold for now.
  • Group-based services for community care clients are on hold. One-on-one services have begun again.
  • Our core aged care and NDIS services continue to operate, providing essential services to vulnerable community members.

Council meetings

2020 local government elections 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 gradually and cautiously reopening public facilities and Council offices, with safety measures for our customers and staff:

  • Please don't visit public facilities if you are unwell
  • As of Monday 29 June, please don't visit public facilities if you have travelled to Melbourne in the last 14 days
  • Council's administration building at Moruya is open, but many transactions can still be completed over the phone or online
    • Please don't visit in person if you can carry out your business with us online or over the phone.
    • Visitors should sanitise hands on arrival, use card only for payments if possible, not touch the counters, stand behind the lines marked on the floor.
    • If you're coming to see a particular staff member, please phone them first as they may be working from home and not available onsite.
    • One Duty Officer will be available from 10am to 3pm each day for development enquiries at the front counter.
    • Development Assessment Planners, Building Surveyors and Development Engineers will not be available for in person counter enquires. Please continue to use online and phone services to contact these 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 to allow common office areas to keep up social distancing practices
  • Staff continue to practicing social distancing in all work areas
  • We have asked our staff still attending work areas to remain home if they are unwell
  • 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.

Stay informed

Please take your information and advice from government health authorities.

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Related updates from Council

Council has an obligation to maintain business continuity and provide services to the community. We take this very seriously and have plans in place to keep ourselves healthy, and to take care of our team mates who do become unwell or need to self-isolate. For now, it’s mostly business as usual - with the extra precautions outlined on this page.

Here are our recent updates and announcements related to the coronavirus COVID-19.