Covid-19 Information and Updates

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE

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 Thursday 28 January 2021 at 5:00pm here:

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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 ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au

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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Council Facilities- Operation Hours

WEST COAST COUNCIL OFFICE

11 Stitch Street Queenstown (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (closed public holidays)

WEST COAST VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

Esplanade Strahan (Enquiries 03 6472 6800)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 11.00am-5.30pm

WEST COAST WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS

Queenstown

Lynchford Road Queenstown (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Strahan

Ocean Beach Road Strahan (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Rosebery

Murchison Highway Rosebery (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Tullah

Murchison Highway Tullah (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

Zeehan

Henty Road Zeehan (Enquiries 03 6471 4700)

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 8.00 to 4.00pm

Sunday Closed

Closed Public Holidays and during total fire bans, unless otherwise advertised.

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Immunisation

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting the community against certain diseases. It stimulates the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response- to develop resistance to specific infectious diseases without having to be exposed to the disease itself. Should a person come into contact with a disease immunisation will assist the body to respond fast enough to prevent the disease developing.

Council offer a free School based Immunisation Programme which is provided to Grade 7’s and covers Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough); Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The programme is run during the year at Rosebery District High School and Mountain Heights School.

Council do not offer early childhood immunisation and this can be sought from your family doctor or through the following Medical centres

  • Queenstown General Practice, 60-64 Orr Street, ph. 64722380
  • Strahan General Practice, 3 Bay Street, ph. 64726300
  • Zeehan General Practice, 100 Main Street, ph. 64715911
  • Rosebery General Practice, 1 Hospital Road, ph. 64735732

If your child is in Grade 7 an information pack including a consent form will be sent home through the school early in the school year. It is important that the forms are returned to the school to facilitate the immunisation programme. Should the consent form not be returned Council will not be able to include your child on the programme.

Council keeps a record of all immunisations administered as part of the programme and a copy of your child's record can be obtained by contacting Council.  Alternatively your child’s records may be accessible from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register  or for records relating to cervical cancer vaccination, from the National HPV Vaccination Programme Register.

Immunisation Fact Sheets

  •  coming soon!