Council service announcements in relation to COVID-19

Last updated: Wednesday 1 July, 5pm 

 

Our priority is the health and safety of our community and staff, and with this in mind we continue to make decisions that may impact the way we deliver our services, events and programs.  

Starting Thursday 2 July, there will be Stage 3 restrictions, 'stay at home orders' re-introduced for 10 Melbourne postcodes. 

The Moreland suburbs included are:  

3046 (Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park), 3060 (Fawkner), 3055 (Brunswick West, Brunswick South), in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  

This means that our services and venues in these postcodes will close and will not be available for public use. 

Below is a complete of our services and their opening status.  

Information in community languages 

We have information about COVID-19 changes to our services in: 

Coburg Customer Service Centre open 

Our Coburg Customer Service Centre will be open from Tuesday 9 June. The centre will be open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm. No cash payments will be accepted. 

Urban Planning Services are continuing remotely. You can access urban planning advice via phone (03) 9240 1111 or viewing advertised plans online. 

Brunswick and Glenroy Customer Service Centres closed 

Our Brunswick and Glenroy Customer Service Centres are temporarily closed. 

We're still available to provide you with information and services: 

  • Call us on 9240 1111 to talk with our Customer Service team. 

  • View our  online services including bins and collections, new pet registrations, planning enquiries and more. 

Sharps disposals  

If you have sharps, needles or syringes that you would normally bring to our Brunswick and Glenroy customer service centres to dispose - you can now take them to Merri Health located at 93 Bell Street Coburg. 

For more information you can call Merri Health on 1300 637 744. 

Brunswick and Coburg Libraries open with restrictions. Glenroy Library closed.  

Glenroy Library will close as of Thursday 2 July until further notice as per the State Government's latest announcement on the return of Stage 3 restrictions for Moreland postcodes 3046, 3060 and 3055.  

Brunswick and Coburg libraries are open as of Tuesday 2 June, from 10am to 5pm weekdays, with 20 person limits.  

Additional hygiene measures will be in place and visitors will need to provide name and address on entry. Newspapers will not be available. Returned material will be quarantined for 72 hours. See more information on Libraries re-opening.  

Campbell Turnbull and Fawkner libraries will remain closed due to their small size and the difficulties meeting physical distancing requirements. Return chutes are closed at Glenroy, Fawkner and Campbell Turnbull libraries.   

Our eLibrary resources are available online and our Books to Your Door contactless home delivery service continues.   

For enquiries and assistance call 9353 4000 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  

Brunswick Baths pool and gym open with restrictions  

Brunswick Baths' pools and gym are open, with 20 person limits per pool.   

Brunswick Baths operating hours: 6am to 10am and 4pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sundays 8am – 12pm. Closed public holidays.   

Limited Group fitness classes will commence on Monday 6 July.  

Priority is given to all members in Moreland, and sessions must be pre-booked and paid for online (visits will be pay-as-you-go while memberships remain suspended). Bookings will be for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes between sessions to allow for cleaning. Visit the Active Moreland website for the latest information.    

Fawkner Leisure Centre closed    

Fawkner Leisure Centre will close as of Thursday 2 July until further notice as per the State Government's latest announcement on the return of Stage 3 restrictions for Moreland postcodes 3046, 3060 and 3055.   

Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre closed

Oak Park Gym and Group fitness classes will not resume as planned on Monday 6 July and will remain closed till further notice as per the State Government's latest announcement on the return of Stage 3 restrictions for Moreland postcodes 3046, 3060 and 3055.  

Coburg Leisure, Oak Park, Coburg Olympic and Pascoe Vale outdoor pools closed   

Coburg Leisure remains closed for capital maintenance and refurbishment works.   

Oak Park, Coburg Olympic and Pascoe Vale outdoor pools are closed for the winter period.    

Outdoor recreation equipment open  

Playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gym equipment and other areas with outdoor recreation equipment are open. Equipment is restricted to a maximum of 10 users at one time.  

Public BBQ facilities are also open.   

Playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor gym equipment in Brunswick West, Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park and Fawkner will be closed.  

Sport and Recreation 

The following restrictions apply for Moreland postcodes 3046, 3060, 3055 - currently within Stage 3 restrictions:

  • Indoor sports centres including gyms, training facilities and pools will be closed.
  • Community sport training and competition cannot occur within a restricted postcode. As per the State Government advice, if you live in an impacted area you cannot participate in community sport elsewhere.
  • Outdoor sport facilities will be closed.
  • Personal training outdoors can occur but with a limit of two participants plus the instructor.

Oxygen Youth Space open for appointments  

Oxygen Youth Space is open for face-to-face and small group meetings by appointment or referral only from Monday 1 June.  

The team is available online and over the phone for all youth support. Please call 9389 8645, email oxygen@moreland.vic.gov.au or visit our Facebook page.  

Aged and Community Support  

The health and safety of our residents and staff is foremost in our service delivery during COVID 19. As such, we have made changes to the way we deliver some of our services and have also had to cancel some services.  Essential support services continue to be provided with additional health and hygiene practices and measures put in place.  

Planned Activity Groups/Social Support Groups -Groups are cancelled until further notice, however we are working with residents to provide alternative social connection opportunities and activities that can be done at home.  

Senior Citizen groups –Cancelled until further notice. We are working with groups on options for staying connected while staying at home.  

Moreland Age-Friendly Ambassadors Program –on hold at the current time. We are working on other Living and Ageing Well strategies to support older people during COVID19.   

Delivered meals program - Additional Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funding has been provided to provide additional meals to the community during COVID 19.  

Home Support services, Personal Support, Respite Support, Delivered Meals and Community Transportwill continue,with some adjustments to services.   

If you have any questions or concerns about your service, or find out if you or someone you know are eligible for a service,  please phone (03) 9240 2302.  

School Holiday Program suspended  

The program is currently operating however enrolment has closed due to reaching capacity, for more information visit our Primary School Holiday Program page.  

Family Day Care operating  

Our Family Day Care service is still operating. If you require child care or are interested in becoming a home based educator call 9240 2300.  

Kindergarten enrolments open  

We are still accepting kindergarten enrolments for 4 year old kindergarten in 2021. Please apply before 31 May. Learn more about how you can apply. 

Playgroups closed  

All Council-led playgroups will be closed until further notice.  

Maternal and child health  

All our Maternal and Child Health centres are open and continue to provide telehealth and short face to face consultations for 0 to 4 month old babies and priority groups throughout July.

We will continue with telehealth for 8 month to 3.5 year olds for the month of July.

New Parent groups are going back online for July.

For further information, call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9240 1111 and select option 2.

Immunisation services  

Our Council-run immunisation services are still running and appointments must be made before you can attend. All sessions are at Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg with plenty of parking on Urquhart Street.  

Please call us on 9240 1111 or email sd-immunisation@moreland.vic.gov.au for any queries.  

Breastfeeding support  

As of 15 June 2020, Moreland will go back to providing face to face breastfeeding support every Wednesday to families via an appointment system at our Coburg Maternal and Child Health Centre. 

You can book your one on one appointment with our team via our booking line on 9240 1111 and by selecting option 2. Where possible we request for only the mother and child to attend the appointment. 

All appointments need to be made via the booking line as we are not taking drop ins at the moment due to COVID-19. 

We will also be setting a breastfeeding support service at Merlynston mid-July. Further details on this service will be provided soon. 

For general enquiries contact our Maternal and Child Health team on 9240 1111 and select option 2. 

Citizenship Ceremonies  

All face-to-face Citizenship Ceremonies have been postponed, but are being reviewed with an intention to resume soon. Online Citizenship Ceremonies are now being conducted by Moreland, and arranged by the Department of Home Affairs.  

If you have a query regarding citizenship visit the Department of Home Affairs website or call 131 880.  

Counihan Gallery open  

The Counihan Gallery is will open from Wednesday 3 June with additional hygiene measures in place. The gallery will be open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am until 5pm, closed Sundays.  

Waste services  

Our waste and bin collection and recycling services are still business as normal. Learn more about waste collection services. 

Halls and venues for hire  

A selective number of Small Halls are available for bookings in line with COVID-19 restrictions. Please call 9240 1111 for more information. 

Events  

Most Council-run community meetings and information sessions have been cancelled or alternatively consultation is being conducted in a different way.  

Advice about specific meetings and sessions will be provided to relevant participants.  

All other services  

All other services will run as normal, unless otherwise advised.  

Support for businesses  

If you're a local business and looking for support during this time, visit our Business Moreland website.  

More information about coronavirus  

For those wanting more information about coronavirus and how to keep yourself and other safe, this webpage is a great resource, provided and regularly updated by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority and we will continue to keep you informed