Covid-19 Information and Updates

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

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.

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 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: http://ow.ly/kGV250zBL3d. 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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West Coast Mountain Bike Trails

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

A small number of Mountain Biking enthusiasts have been coming to the wild West Coast for many years seeking out and uncovering old walking trails and sections of wilderness suitable to test their skills. In the true nature of the rugged spirit of the region, they’ve sought to find a way or make it! Now it’s time to let everyone in on the secret, to enjoy what these trailblazers have known for many years … that riding the West Coast is exhilarating, and stepping outside your comfort zone has never been so much fun! The State Government and the West Coast Council have teamed up in recent years to develop a range of MTB trails in the region suitable for all skill levels, and their collaboration has also resulted in the creation of a visionary plan that will see the West Coast region evolve in a very short period of time into a unique, world class MTB destination that will be on everyone’s wish list.

Check out our West Coast MTB Trail Strategy Here

On the West Coast we have some great tracks! Each is stunning and unique in their own right and across the region we accommodate for all levels of rider, from family to adrenaline junkie:

  • Sterling Valley Trail
  • Oonah Hill Trail
  • Ocean Beach Trail
  • Montezuma Falls

Download West Coast MTB trail posters here. 

Even more exciting, the draft Mt Owen Trail designs are now available for you to view and for feedback to be submitted.  Check them out here.

For more information on travelling the West Coast and having a go at these unique tracks, click here.