Covid-19 Information and Updates

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

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

The Premier's Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania here

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.

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 23 June 2020, 5:00pm here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmExZjcxZGEtYjA0NS00OWRkLWJiNTItMWJiNjNkZDU5YWFh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2287ac6ac2-5d60-4c74-b829-c5f0ac50c320%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c7be21a9-ceb9-4acd-8b3e-3669cb9d6ffb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

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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Volunteering

Emergency Services & Volunteering

Emergency Services on the West Coast has a strong volunteer history, with new members always welcome.  Community members are encouraged to contact the groups below to discuss how to become involved.

West Coast Ambulance Service

The Tasmanian Ambulance Service runs five volunteer units across the West Coast. These volunteer units are coordinated and trained by the paramedics who are stationed at Queensetown and Zeehan.  These officers operate on an 11-hour day shift followed by a 13 hour on call, 4 days on, 4 days off roster.

Ambulance Tasmania Volunteers come from all walks of life and do not require any prior knowledge or skills.  Rostering is flexible and uniforms are supplied.  All that is required is an average fitness for your age and a willingness to assist other members of the community in need.

Like all communities in Tasmania the West Coast is experiencing a continuing difficulty in recruiting and retaining volunteers.  Should you be interested in becoming a volunteer in any of the West Coast towns, please contact Ambulance Tasmania on telephone 6434 6964.

Tullah Volunteer Fire Brigade - Ph: 6473 4175

Queenstown Fire Brigade

  • Ph: 6471 1543
  • Station is located in Cutten Street
  • Meets every Thursday night at the station

Volunteer Fire and Coastal Patrol

  • Ph: 6471 7210
  • A 24-hour service managed by volunteers

Zeehan Fire Brigade

  • Ph: 6471 6476
  • Fax: 6471 6666
  • Station is located in Main Street
  • Volunteers meet every Monday night at the station