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COVID-19

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

  • Decisions relating to business and border restrictions will be made by the NSW and Australian 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, with the aim of maintaining a balance of community safety and social wellbeing.

For information about COVID-19

Current rules and restrictions

Visit the NSW Government's website for statewide information about COVID-19, case locations, testing clinics, support payments, and what you can and can't do under the current rules:

Local cases and contact venues

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) provides the most up-to-date information about new cases and testing in Eurobodalla:

SNSWLHD and the NSW Government will continue to update contact venues on their websites. This information can change as soon as new venues are known, so please check regularly and follow any listed health advice:

Statistics and helpline

Information about Council services

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

Most of Council's customer service buildings are all open.

  • Closed: the Dr Mackay Community Centre at Moruya remains closed until mid-December 2021.

Under the NSW Government's roadmap for easing restrictions, it is a condition of entry to Council buildings and facilities that people:

  • are vaccinated
  • wear a mask
  • check-in using the Service NSW QR code.

Meetings

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

Local government elections

The next election for Eurobodalla Shire Council has been psotponed from Saturday 4 September until 4 December 2021.

Local government elections in NSW are held every 4 years. Due to the 2020 election being postponed by a year, the current Council will remain for a 5-year term and the new Council that is elected at the 2021 election will serve for a 3-year term.

For all enquiries relating to the upcoming Local Government Elections:

The safety and wellbeing of our community and staff is always Council’s number one priority.

Many Council customer service areas and public facilities have reopened. Essential services continue to operate, and you can carry out your business with us online or over the phone.

  • All staff members who can work remotely or from home are being supported to do so.
  • Any staff who cannot work from home must follow COVID safety plans relevant to their worksite.
  • Everyone, including staff, must check in and out using the QR codes available at the entrances to Council buildings.
  • 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.