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 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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Information for Applicants

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a policy of advertising vacancies through local media, including The Advocate, West Coast 7XS,Council's Facebook page and this website.

Council's Employment Application Form can be completed and returned to Council via post to PO Box 63 Queenstown 7467 or email .

If a position is advertised and you believe you possess the appropriate skills, you are encouraged to apply. Most advertisements will provide a person to contact from whom a position description can be obtained. Applications must be received by 5pm on the date of closing, unless otherwise stated. Applicants will be notified within ten days whether they have been selected for an interview.

The Interview

Interviews are usually conducted at the West Coast Council Queenstown Office, with the interview panel normally consisting of two people. The interview will follow a standard line of questioning for all applicants.

Application Checklist

Before submitting your application, take a moment to check that you have included the following:


  • Re-read your application, double-checking you have included everything
  • Double-check the closing date
  • Staple your application - no need for folders etc
  • Ensure your contact details are correct
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  • Take your time preparing your application as these documents are what the selection panel will base their decision on as to whether you are successful in gaining an interview.
  • The covering letter introduces you to Council. The letter should state the position you are applying for, the documents you have enclosed with your application and why you are interested in the position