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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Waste & Recycling

Council has a responsibility to its community to manage waste in an appropriate, well-planned manner, which can facilitate the protection of natural and physical resources and the health and safety of residents. Garbage & Recycling Flyer(452 kb)

Garbage Collection & Wheelie Bins

The urban areas of the municipal area receive a weekly mobile garbage bin (wheelie bin) collection service.  Wheelie bins are available for purchase from Council.

When does my wheelie bin get collected?Council conducts weekly collections in each West Coast town:

  • Tuesday - Zeehan, Strahan  and Gormanston
  • Wednesday - Queenstown
  • Thursday - Rosebery & Tullah


Council conducts a monthly recycling collection service - this is voluntary and available to the towns who currently receive rubbish collection.


Individual residents as well as businesses are encouraged to recycle - if you rent a property please discuss the program with your landlord and they may cover the costs or part of!

Please contact Council on (03) 64714 700 or visit Council's Queenstown Office to arrange the purchase and delivery of a garbage and/or recycling wheelie bin.

Waste Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations are located in each town for the disposal of household waste.

Council requests that patrons using the transfer stations respect the facility provided. Please read and obey signs at the transfer stations. Placement of household waste in the wrong area can result in a fine.

The transfer stations have been set up for domestic use and by 'Doing the Right Thing' you are helping yourself as well as the whole community.

Call 6471 4700 for all loads that need to go direct to the central landfill in Zeehan.

Bulk waste, hazardous waste and asbestos should not be disposed of at the transfer stations. For details regarding disposal of bulk and hazardous waste contact Council.