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

Dismiss alert
Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 23 June 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".

Dismiss alert

Defibrillator provides security to shack owners

8 December 2015

The placement of a defibrillator at Pieman Heads will provide shack owners and campers some security that should someone in their isolated community suffer cardiac arrest, assistance is available until emergency services arrive.

The new defibrillator was purchased following a successful funding request to the West Coast Council and is located in the Parks and Wildlife shack at the Pieman Heads.

Council has assisted in the provision of four defibrillators around the West Coast in recent years.

“Given the remote location of the Pieman Heads, Council was pleased to be able to assist in the purchase of the defibrillator,” Mayor Phil Vickers said. “Let’s hope it never has to be used, but if an incident does happen it’s great to know the defib is there.”

The Pieman Heads Shack Owners Group will maintain the defibrillator and register it with Ambulance Tasmania’s Early Access to Defibrillation Program. 

Mayor Phil Vickers with Susan Marshall from the Pieman Heads Shack Owners Group