Christmas and New Year Holiday Arrangements 2019/20

Find out our Christmas and New Year Holiday Arrangements.

Cessnock Council offices and facilities will be closed between Christmas and the New Year. In case of an emergency please phone 4993 4100.

Administration Building: Closed from 12.00pm, Tuesday 24 December 2019 until 9.00am Thursday 2 January 2020.

Cessnock & Kurri Kurri Libraries:  Closed from 12.00pm, Tuesday 24 December 2019 until 9.00am Thursday 2 January 2020.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre:  Closed from 2.00pm, Thursday 23 December 2019 until 9.00am on Monday 6 January 2020. Bookings still available online.

Cessnock Waste Management Centre:  Closed Christmas Day only, open as normal thereafter, 8.45am – 4.30pm daily.

Greta Transfer Station Closed Christmas Day only.  Open as normal thereafter.

Waste, Recycling & Green Waste Collection:  There will be no residential waste or recycling collection on Christmas day Wednesday 25 December 2019. Collection operations will be one (1) day behind the usual arrangements.

  • Wednesday’s collections being on Thursday
  • Thursday’s collections being on Friday
  • Friday’s collections being on Saturday.

Collections will then be routine as usual thereafter.

Cessnock & Branxton Swimming Pools: Cessnock and Branxton Pools will close at Midday on Christmas Eve and reopen at 7.00am on Boxing Day.  They will also close at Midday on New Year’s Eve and reopen at 7.00am on New Years Day.  Non-Public Holidays pools hours are 6.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 7.00am to 6.00pm Saturday to Sunday. 

Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre:

  • Christmas Eve open 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Boxing Day open 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • New Year’s Eve open 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • New Year’s Day open 10.00am to 4.00pm

Hunter Valley Visitors Centre:  Closed Christmas Day only. Public Holidays 9.00am – 4.00pm.  All other days normal operating hours apply Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm & Sundays 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Ranger Services: A Ranger will be on-call during the Christmas period.  In an emergency please call the Police.

Cessnock Airport:  For all enquiries regarding Cessnock Airport please contact the Airport Operations Co-Ordinator on 0401 107 557.