Covid-19 Information and Updates


Mobile Testing Clinics will be on the West Coast in late May. 29- 30 May: Rosebery, 31 May-1 June: Queenstown.To request a test, call your GP or the Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738). You can only be tested if you have a referral. 

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 30th March, Council offices are closed to the general public. Although we are no longer doing face to face we can still assist you on phone, email, by post or if you drop a letter in our new post box outside the Queenstown office.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 26 May 2020, 5:00pm here: All questions from the public should 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.

Please click here to read a media release regarding the latest news on Macquarie Heads Camping Ground

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.