Covid-19 Information and Updates


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.

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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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Integrated Family Support Service

The West Coast Council in alliance with Mission Australia provides West Coast residents with a Community Service known as IFSS- “Integrated Family Support Service”.  IFSS supports families with children in many areas and provides a private, confidential, friendly and caring, flexible support service. Support Workers can provide support and help develop skills in many areas including:                   

  • family Relationships
  • children’s Behaviour
  • household Tasks, e.g. Budgeting
  • provide links/referrals to Emergency Assistance
  • assistance in attending appointments
  • providing information for Services available in the area
  • linking clients to needed services available to them
  • one on one case management

Case Management & Clients:

  • visits conducted in mutually agreed locations
  • clients treated with respect and dignity
  • clients acknowledged as individuals
  • encouragement for clients in all decision making

Participation in IFSS - Clients can be referred in many ways:

  • Doctor
  • Child Health Nurse
  • School Principals
  • Police
  • Child Protection
  • Self-Referral

A useful tool to find out what services are available in your area is Find Help Tas - simply enter your location and the type of service you're after.