COVID-19 information

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Changes to Council services due to COVID-19

Service, program or facility

What's changed? 

Customer Service
(Cardinia Civic Centre,
20 Siding Avenue, Officer) 

Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm.

You can also contact us online, or by phone, post or email

For many of your most frequent online transactions, visit the pay, report and apply pages.

Parks, nature reserves, playgrounds,  skate parks, BMX tracks, BBQs

Parks, nature reserves, playgrounds,  skate parks, BMX tracks, BBQs - open

Bookings for weddings and funerals in outdoor spaces are being accepted provided they meet the current restrictions

 

Mt Cannibal Fauna and Flora Reserve – open

  • Operating with a one-way only walking track to allow for physical distancing.
  • The public toilets are open.
  • Visitors to the park must follow the instructions on all signs at the reserve.
  • We are working with Victoria Police to monitor use of the park to ensure current restrictions are followed.

Emerald Lake Park – open

Nobelius Heritage Park – open

 

Emerald Museum – open each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm and Sunday from 1.30pm to 4pm except public holidays.

 

Deep Creek Reserve - open

Deep Creek Reserve golf course - open 

Libraries

All libraries are open.

4 January to 30 January 2021 
Monday to Friday: Branches open 9am to 6pm
Saturday: Normal opening hours at all locations 

From 31 January 2021
Normal opening hours including weekends. 

  • ‘Click and collect’ of binge bags and collection of items on hold available: You can place holds for items via the catalogue or app then once you’ve been notified the hold is available, bring your library card to the library during opening hours to collect.
  • Free home delivery services are available.
  • The mobile library is running its regular route again and is also running every Saturday.
  • Return chutes open 24/7 (but please do not use them if you do not feel well).
  • Online library events are taking place.

More info: Casey Cardinia Libraries website or Facebook page, or call 1800 577 548

Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services - open

  • All MCH consult rooms are open.
  • Phone and video consultations are still available if necessary.
  • To book an appointment or make an enquiry call 5943 4250 between 9am and 4pm weekdays.
  • Face-to-face group sessions have resumed.

Kindergartens

Kindergartens - open

To register your child for kindergarten, please use our online registration portal

Youth Services and youth facilities 

Youth Services and youth facilities – open

  • My Place is open Monday to Friday, 1pm – 5.15pm.
  • The Teenage School Holiday Program is operating in person from 18 –  22 January 2021.
  • Youth Services programs are operating face to face, for times and locations please contact My Place 1800 496 884 
  • Young people can also get support from our Youth Services team over the phone. Contact the team during business hours (8.30am to 5pm) on 1800 496 884 or myplace@cardinia.vic.gov.au
  • Access our Youth Services Directory for useful resources and information.

Leisure facilities, stadiums and pools 

Cardinia Life Leisure Centre, Pakenham – open

Sports stadiums – open

  • Stadium competition has returned.
  • Casual basketball shooting can occur at Cardinia Life with no bookings required. 
  • Court bookings can be made by emailing sports.cardinia@alignedleisure.com.au 

Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre – open

  • Book casual courts via Book a Court
  • Tennis lessons and competitions have returned. 

Outdoor pools – open
Outdoor pools will be open to the public from December through to March on days where the forecast exceeds 26 degrees.  

More info: Cardinia Leisure website and FAQ page

Community centres, halls and hubs

Community halls and hubs 

  • Some services at these facilities are starting to operate again as restrictions ease. 
  • Contact the facility directly via their website, Facebook page or by phone for further information. 
Community centres and neighbourhood centres 
  • Some services at these facilities are starting to operate again as restrictions ease.  
  • Contact the facility directly via their website, Facebook page or by phone for further information. 
  • Toomah Community Centre: Closed until January 2021.  For all facility enquiries please contact the facility directly via their website, or by calling 1300 866 624 for further information. 
 
Senior citizens’ centres 
  • Pakenham is approved to open but most senior citizen’s centres remain closed until further notice. 
  • Contact facilities directly via their website, Facebook page or by phone for further information. 
 
 
Cardinia Cultural Centre

Cardinia Cultural Centre 

Gallery – open
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm

 

Customer service desk – open
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm

 

Theatre and box office – closed

 

Meeting and event enquiries
Contact the centre via its events page, on 1300 887 624 or ccc@cardinia.vic.gov.au

Vista Cafe – open 
Contact the cafe on 5945 0015 or 0416 262 373 for more information.

Immunisation sessions

Immunisation sessions continue.

Please refer to the immunisation sessions schedule for venues and times.

Bushfire recovery centre 

Tonimbuk Hall bushfire recovery centre - closed

Pop-up recovery sessions are happening in various townships.

Bin collection 

Bin collection continues as normal.

Council and Town Planning Committee meetings

Meetings are broadcastlive-to-air via webcast. 

Meetings recommence for 2021 in February.

Playgroups

Resume in early 2021.

Outdoor fitness
and personal training 

You can exercise outdoors in line with current restrictions.

Community bus 

The community bus is not currently available for hire but will likely resume in early 2021.

Forget-Me-Not dementia cafes
at Koo Wee Rup and Outlook

Open

Visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au for all the latest COVID-19 information including:

  • Travel permits and restrictions
  • Mask regulations
  • Exposure sites
  • Symptoms and testing
  • Gathering limits
  • COVID-19 test isolation payments

Where to get tested: dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

Remember, there are local testing sites at:

  • Pakenham
  • Koo Wee Rup
  • Emerald

COVID-19 information is available in other languages. Call 131 450 and ask for the coronavirus hotline or visit  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translated-information-about-coronavirus-covid-19

Our online help hub is your one-stop-shop for finding information on topics including:

  • directory of local relief service providers
  • information on our Community and Business Support Package
  • government assistance for individuals, households and businesses
  • current situation status, case numbers and restrictions
  • symptoms and how to keep yourself healthy and slow the spread of the virus
  • what to do if you suspect you have COVID-19, or are diagnosed with it
  • family violence support
  • looking after your mental health.

If you’re having trouble finding or understanding the information in the hub, you can contact us via the hub's online form and a Council officer will be in touch.  

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