Covid-19 Information and Updates


Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should come forward and get tested. If in doubt, get a test.

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If you have even mild flu symptoms arrange a Covid-19 test by speaking to your GP or calling the Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738.

As of 6th July, Council offices are open to the general public.

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 5:00pm here:

This meeting will be open to the public but due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must register your attendance prior to the meeting by contacting Council on (03) 6471 4700 or via email at

Questions from the public can also be submitted to the General Manager or a Councillor (to raise on your behalf) up to 7 days prior to the meeting. Those submitted after that time will be taken as questions without notice. A recording of the meeting will be available on our website in the days following the meeting.

You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join the live stream, select "view in browser" and then "join anonymously".

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Camping Grounds

West Coast Council operates camping grounds at Macquarie Heads and Lake Burbury with both facilities well used by both locals and tourists.

Macquarie Heads Camping Ground is located at the northern end of Macquarie Harbour, Strahan, travelling along a gravel road.  Campsites are available for a small daily fee and a caretaker is on site.  Macquarie Heads Camping Ground provides good grassed sites next to the Harbour and is suitable for tents, caravans, campervans and motorhomes.  Boat ramp, public toilet and dump point available.  Carry your own water and firewood. Have a picnic at the nearby Swan Basin Picnic Area, walk along Ocean Beach and fish in Macquarie Harbour.

Heads camping ground
Macquarie Heads Public Camping Ground section

Lake Burbury Camping Ground is located on the Lyell Highway, twenty minutes east of Queenstown travelling towards Hobart.  Campsites are available for a small daily fee and a caretaker is on site.  Lake Burbury Camping Ground provides two good grassed sites next to Lake Burbury and is suitable for tents, caravans, campervans and motorhomes.  Boat ramp and public toilet is available.   Carry your own water and firewood.  Have a picnic or use the BBQ's, fish in the Lake or enjoy water sports such as kayaking and canoeing.

Lake Burbury Camping Ground Boat Ramp
Lake Burbury Camping Ground

For more information regarding both of these camping grounds please contact Council on (03) 64714 700.