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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Food Safety

The production and sale of safe food is paramount in protecting public health in Australia. There is a significant cost associated with incidents of food poisoning within Australia and it is a core responsibility of Council’s Environmental Health team to ensure a high level of food safety is maintained.

This is achieved by ensuring businesses who prepare and sell food adhere to the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and the Tasmanian Food Act 2003. This is achieved by regular inspections of all food premises in the municipality.

Food safety relates to many factors including but not limited to:

  • Temperature control
  • Contamination issues
  • Personal hygiene and food preparation control
  • Structural requirements of a food business
Do I need a Licence or Permit to sell food?

Generally, yes if you intend to prepare and sell food to the public, (including free food) you may need a Licence under the Food Act 2003. The forms below relate to the various Food registration types:

  • Annual Food Business Application form, including Food Vehicles
  • Notification of a Food Business Application form
  • Mobile Food Business Application form
  • Street Dining Licence Application form
  • Food Business application forms can be found on our forms page

Further information on the form applicable to your food operation can be sourced through talking with our Environmental Health Officer or by contacting our Planning & Regulatory Services Co-Ordinator.