COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NSW Health has issued a state wide stay at home order effective from 5pm Saturday 14 August until further notice.

- For lockdown rules, visit the NSW Government website or call 13 77 88
- For vaccination information or testing sites, visit NSW Health or call 1800 020 080
- For financial assistance, visit our Crisis, disaster and recovery assistance page
- To report a breaking of lockdown rules, visit Crime Stoppers or call 1800 333 000


Changes to Council's services and facilities

In response to the NSW Government's lockdown announcement, Council services, facilities and events have been impacted. The status of the below facilities is effective from 4pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice.

Council administration building and Customer Relations

We're committed to ensuring a positive customer experience despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
 
Council's administration building and face-to-face customer services will be closed from 4pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice, however you can still connect with us remotely via phone, email or here on the website:
Having trouble reaching us?
  • Phone us and utilise the call back service without losing your place in the queue
  • Report an issue here

Cessnock Waste Management Centre (CWMC)

Cessnock Waste Management Centre will re-open to the public on Monday 13 September 2021. You do not need to book and it will be open standard operating hours (8:45am to 4:30pm, 7 days a week).

Visitors MUST:
  • Check in using the QR code system on site
  • Wear a face mask at all times
  • Social distance at all times
  • Remain in your vehicle when not unloading 
Visit the Cessnock Waste Management Centre section of the website for information on waste vouchers, the Community Recycling Centre, alternate waste vouchers or disposing of problem waste.

Council meetings

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 18 August 2021 meeting of Council will be conducted remotely. As such, community members will be unable to attend in person. The meeting will be livestreamed and residents are encouraged to view it on Council's Facebook page from 6:30pm.

Restrictions relating to the scheduled 22 September 2021 meeting will be per the Public Health Order and advised closer to the meeting date.

Council events

Mattress Drop-off 
Council's Mattress Drop-off Day has been rescheduled. Find out more

All other events have been cancelled per the current Public Health Order. Check back or visit Council's Facebook page to stay up-to-date.

Cessnock City Libraries

Face-to-face services at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri library branches will be unavailable from 4pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice. All library events and regular groups have been cancelled.

Visit the Cessnock City Libraries website for online services and stay up-to-date on the Cessnock City Libraries Facebook page

If you have any questions, library staff can be contacted on (02) 4993 4399 or library@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC)

CPAC will be closed from 4pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice.

A re-open date has yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order.

Check back or visit the CPAC Facebook page to stay up-to-date.

Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre (HVVIC)

Face-to-face services at the HVVIC will cease at 4pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice.

A re-open date has yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order.

For more information, please visit the HVVIC website.

Cessnock Youth Centre Outreach Service (CYCOS)

CYCOS will be closed from 4pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice.

A re-open date has yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order.

Check back or visit the CYCOS Facebook page to stay up-to-date.

Arts and cultural centres

All arts and cultural centres, including Wollombi Cultural Centre, Richmond Main and Marthaville Arts and Cultural Centre will be closed from Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice.

Re-open dates have yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order.

RSPCA Hunter

RSPCA Hunter will be closed from 3pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice.

A re-open date has yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order.

For more information call RSPCA on (02) 4939 1555.

On-site sewerage management system inspections

Council has cancelled standard and routine monitoring inspections of on-site sewerage management systems until further notice.

 


Changes to Council's recreational facilities

Please see the below information regarding the status recreational facilities from 4pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice.

Amenities

Public toilets across the Cessnock Local Government Area will re-open on Monday 13 September 2021.

All public BBQ facilities remain disabled in line with NSW Government restrictions prescribed in the Public Health Order.

Parks

All parks, including outdoor gyms, playgrounds and skateparks, remain open across the Cessnock Local Government Area. Public toilets across the LGA have been closed and public BBQs have been disabled.

To avoid hefty fines, please ensure you are adhering to lockdown rules when using outdoor facilities.

The following maps can help you locate hand washing stations: Parks-Playgrounds-Hand-Washing-Maps-Branxton-North-Rothbury-Greta.jpgParks-Playgrounds-Hand-Washing-Maps-Cessnock.jpgParks-Playgrounds-Hand-Washing-Maps-Mulbring.jpgParks-Playgrounds-Hand-Washing-Maps-Wollombi-Ellalong.jpgAbermain

Sporting facilities

All sporting facilities are closed during lockdown commencing 5pm Thursday 5 August 2021. Sporting clubs have been advised. 

Re-open dates have yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order.

Tennis facilities

Tennis facilities are open from Sunday 15 August 2021 and will operate in accordance with the Public Health Order. Find out more from Tennis NSW here.

Recreational Vehicle (RV) areas

Council operated RV areas at Branxton and Kurri Kurri remain open.

Community halls

Community halls are closed during lockdown from 5pm Thursday 5 August 2021. Hall management committees and hirers have been advised. 

Re-open dates have yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order.

Aquatic facilities

Council’s outdoor seasonal pools at Branxton and Cessnock are currently closed for winter and will re-open in October.

The Kurri Kurri Aquatic & Fitness Centre will be closed from 3pm Thursday 5 August 2021 until further notice. A re-open date has yet to be determined. Future operations will be in line with NSW Government restrictions as prescribed in the Public Health Order. Stay up-to-date on the KKAFC Facebook page.