Covid-19 Information and Updates


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 on Tuesday 22 September 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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Role of Councillors

The Local Government Act 1993 provides detailed information on the role of Council, and of Councillors as individuals. Following is a brief outline:

The Council:
  • Is an elected body responsible for administration of its area in accordance with the applicable legislation. It must do that in the best interests of the local community, as well as the public in general;
  • Directs and controls the Local Government's affairs;
  • Performs the Local Government's functions;
  • Oversees the allocation of the Local Government's finances and resources; and
  • Determines the Local Government's policies
A Councillor:
  • Represents the community;
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the community and the district;
  • Facilitates communication between the community and the Council;
  • Participates in Local Government's decision making processes at Council and Committee Meetings; and
  • Performs such other functions as are given to a Councillor by the Local Government Act 1993 or any other written law or Policy.

Councillors have agreed to a code of conduct, that is a statement of the standard of behaviour that Councillors should be demonstrated and which the community can expect to be demonstrated, when they are carrying out their roles and functions.