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7-day lockdown for Mitchell
Mitchell Shire has entered a snap 7-day lockdown until 11.59pm on Sunday 26 September. Most Council services have returned to remote service delivery for this time.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council service changes due to COVID restrictions

Current restrictions

Mitchell Shire has entered a lockdown for 7 days, until 11.59pm on Sunday 26 September.

To help tackle the spread of COVID-19 in Mitchell Shire and in response to the lockdown, the way we are delivering services has changed and most Council services have returned to remote service delivery.

Refer to the table below for Council's service summary.


Animal pound and dangerous and wandering animalsStray animals will still be collected. Procedures in place for contactless pick up.
Animal registrationsNew registrations can be completed over the phone 03 5734 6200 or email Please phone 03 5734 6200 if you are experiencing financial hardship.
Cat trap hireNo cat traps will be hired out during this time.
Dog parksOpen

Building and planning services

Building and planningWallan service desk closed. Inspections and phone service still occurring. Online services available.

Business support

Business supportPlease visit the business section of our website for details about what assistance and support is available for businesses in Mitchell Shire including our free business specialist advice service.

Children and families

ImmunisationOpen with additional restrictions in place.
KindergartensNot open (school holidays)
Maternal and child healthFace-to-face for newborn to 8 weeks. Telehealth and short visits for others.
School crossingsNot operating (school holidays)
Youth servicesCentres closed. Online programming.

Community centres and halls

Broadford Living and Learning CentreClosed except for essential services
Greater Beveridge Community CentreClosed except for essential services
Wallan Multipurpose CentreClosed except for essential services
Essential supportEssential food relief (pick up and delivery only) and other essential services for vulnerable community members.
Hall and venue hireClosed

Customer and library services

Customer service centresFace to face closed, online and phone open
DHHS terminal (Kilmore)Available by appointment
LibrariesClosed. Contactless click and collect books and printing available
Libraries - Childrens programsClosed
Public computersClosed
PrintingClick and collect printing available
Sharps containersDrop offs and new container collections available by appointment
VicRoads and agency servicesClosed

Leisure services

Aqua group fitnessClosed
Group fitnessClosed
Indoor gymsClosed
Indoor poolsClosed
Learn to SwimClosed

Outdoor spaces

Outdoor basketball courts including half-courtsClosed
Outdoor fitness equipmentClosed
PlaygroundsOpen for children under 12, QR code check-in required, one parent or carer only and parent or carer must wear mask and cannot take mask off to eat or drink
Skate parksClosed

Other sport

Community sport - IndoorClosed
Community sport - OutdoorClosed
Fitness and dance classesClosed
Outdoor sport facilitiesOpen
Personal trainingClosed

Public and environmental health

Public healthEssential inspections and permits continuing with some extra social distancing measures in place

Roads, parks and construction

Cleaning public placesExtra cleaning in place
ConstructionCapacity restrictions being introduced
Parks and open space maintenanceEssential maintenance continuing with extra precautions in place, concentrating on areas with outdoor spaces that remain open
Roads maintenanceEssential maintenance continuing with extra precautions in place
TreesSeasonal planting program continuing where restrictions can be met

Visitor Information Centre, Seymour

Visitor Information CentreClosed

Youth services

Youth servicesClosed

Waste services

Kerbside collectionsNo change. Continue to put your kerbside bin out as usual.
Resource recovery centresOpen for essential visits from Mitchell Shire residents without a kerbside collection only
Reuse ShopClosed

This page was last updated on 16 August 2021.