Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Moyne Shire Shire Council is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and adapting our services in line with State Government guidelines.

The Department of Health and Human Services is the lead Victorian agency dealing with the coronavirus disease. For the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website

Support for local businesses can be found on this page

A summary of the Stage 3 restrictions introduced on 5 August 2020 can be found here(PDF, 120KB)

Changes to Council services at this time are listed below. 

Current status of Moyne Shire Council sites and services as at 6 August 2020

Site/service

Information subject to change depending on advice from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Services not listed are operating as normal until further notice.

Customer Service Centres

Council's face-to-face Customer Service Centres will be essentially closed from Monday 10 August. The Centres will open each Thursday 10am - 2pm, though strictly only for vulnerable residents who need to make payments in person. All services are available by phone or email:

phone: 1300 656 564 (8.30am – 5pm)

email: moyne@moyne.vic.gov.au

web: www.moyne.vic.gov.au

Need to make a payment?

With Customer Services Centres closed, visit this page for details on how to make a payment.

Playgrounds and skate-parks

Closed

Council kindergartens  Open
Council childcare Open

Port Fairy Community Services Centre

Changed:

Remains open for childcare and kindergarten access only. No customer service or access to meeting rooms.

Maternal and child health Changed:

Maternal & Child Health Services continue to operate.   

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released requirements for MCH services to follow to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19.

As per the DHHS recommendations service delivery will be conducted via electronic or phone consultations wherever possible and safe to do so.

A short home visit or face to face consultation will still occur if deemed clinically essential 

Young infants and new parents at key ages and stages including the first consultation, and at 2,4 and 8 weeks, and anyone with additional needs or complexity will be given priority access.

Please call (03) 5568 0516 to arrange a consultation with a MCH nurse.

IMMUNISATION SERVICES:

 

While COVID-19 is definitely front of mind for most people, it’s still very important that your children are up-to-date with their immunisations against other vaccine preventable diseases. Keeping vaccinations up to date will minimise the risk of children needing medical attention. 

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released new requirements for immunisation clinics to follow to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, which we are strictly following.

As per the DHHS recommendations, Moyne Shire will be extending clinics to ensure we are meeting the requirements of social distancing.

 

The childhood immunisation clinics are currently operating from The Younger Ross Maternal & Child Health Centre, Port Fairy Community Services Centre,  and at the Terang Mortlake Health Service in Mortlake, at the Maternal & Child Health Centre.

 

Please call (03) 5568 0516 to book an appointment.
Community care Changed:

Normal service delivery. Assessments are being done virtually (by Facetime etc) as State Government has advised no physical or home assessments.

Meals on wheels Operating as normal
Senior citizens centres

Closed

Waste Collection

Operating as normal

Green FOGO bags

Can be obtained from the Killarney transfer station for $10 (Killarney is the only transfer station they are available).

Or by calling 1300 656 564 and paying $10 to get them delivered. Delivery will usually be of a Wednesday.

Transfer stations (tips)

Changed:

Customers are urged to consider whether taking waste to a transfer is consider essential (eg. disposal of domestic household waste and recycling is considered essential, whereas waste generated from a garage/garden clean-up is not).

Transfer station opening hours remain unchanged. Killarney Transfer Station is the only council-run transfer station that can accept the following items: mattresses, tyres, e-waste (including fridges and gas bottles).

Libraries

Closed: Except for hosting essential public support services.

Port of Port Fairy

Changed:

  • No handling of cash – any exchange to be by EFTPOS, cheques.
  • Maintenance of grounds and Port facilities – areas will be isolated when works undertaken to limit contact with members of the community
  • Any critical inductions required will be done by self distancing
  • Any vessel traffic into Port will be monitored as to where they have travelled from
  • Both large and small slipways open
Council works (road works etc) Continuing as normal
Public toilets Open as normal
Mt Shadwell Quarry Open as normal
Public halls 

Closed: Except for hosting essential public support services.

Council-run caravan parks

Closed: Caravan parks at Yambuk, Port Fairy (Gardens) and Mortlake are closed, except for residents and essential workers. Caravan parks at Koroit, Killarney and Southcombe will remain closed until further notice.

Free camping 

Closed

 Pools

Closed

Local Laws   Operating as normal 
 Boat Ramps

Operating as normal:

Physical distancing and mass gatherings rules apply at all times - including at boat ramps and on board vessels.

 Sporting Facilities

Closed

Visitor Information Centre

Closed