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 27 October 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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Seizure & Impounding of Dogs

Under the Dog Control Act 2000, Council has the power to seize dogs that are in breach of the Act, most commonly dogs that have attacked people or animals or are roaming (at large).

  • if the owner of the dog can be identified, Council will endeavour to contact the owner to advise their dog has been impounded and why
  • once notified, the owner has five business days to reclaim their dog
  • if the owner of the dog can't be indentified, Council is only required to hold the dog for three business days
  • after this 3 or 5 day period, Council will remove the dog from its pound and transport it to the North West Coast.

Fees relating to seizure and impounding

Prior to releasing the dog, owners must pay in full, or enter an agree payment arrangement, for:

  • dog registration fees (if applicable)
  • daily fee for each impounded dog
  • dog release fee
  • any other fee or infringement notice relating to the dog

Interference with impounded dogs

It is an offence to

  • remove or interfere with a seized dog, or
  • destroy or damage any structure, enclosure or pound where the dog is detained