COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and resources

There are lots of resources available to help you during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

We have also made some changes to our services, facilities and events.

We encourage you to check back regularly as this information is updated daily.

Updated: 9pm, 8th April 2020

Community information and resources

Our resources:

  • Connecting Communities is our community directory. It provides links to important information and services from reliable, trusted sources.

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Latest news

Beaches and beachfront carparks are now closed.

  • with the long weekend approaching, we encourage everyone to stay at home and stop the spread
  • the NSW Government have issued orders to stay at home, with clear guidelines that explain when you are allowed to leave the house.

On Wednesday 1 April, the Bayside Council met and agreed on a number of measures to help local businesses suffering due to the impact of COVID-19:

  • we will reduce or waive fees associated with leasing arrangements for Council premises where activities are prohibited due to COVID-19
  • we are supporting local restaurants and cafes with a flexible approach to compliance issues such as delivery and opening times
  • we will pay suppliers quicker than usual to help inject more money into the economy.

Read the full message from the Mayor.

Our Services

Green Operating normally

Yellow Service operating, with some changes

Red Not operating

Service Status Comments
Rockdale Customer Service Centre Yellow Reduced hours: 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday
Eastgardens Customer Service Centre Red Closed until further notice

Customer Call Centre

  • call 1300 581 299 from Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • if you call outside of this time you will be put through to our after-hours service.
Waste Collections Green Operating as normal. Find your collection date
Council Clean Up Green Operating as normal. Find your collection date
Libraries Red Closed until further notice
Library online services Green Access educational and library resources including e-books, audio and film
Development, engineering and related applications Yellow
  • you can lodge an application at the Rockdale Customer Service Centre between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday
  • applications are assessed as normal.
Development Advisory Service Yellow Reduced hours: 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday at the Rockdale Customer Service Centre
Bayside Garden Centre Green Operating as normal - 41 Beach Street, Kogarah - (02) 9553 7346

Our Facilities

Green Open

Yellow Some restrictions apply

Red Closed

Service Status Comments
Beaches and beachfront carparks Red  
Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre Red  
Botany Aquatic Centre Red  
Mutch Park squash centre Red  
Community centres, halls and meeting rooms Red Closed to the public. Some essential services may still operate out of these facilities
Senior citizen centres Red  
Parks, skateparks and sporting fields Yellow
  • If you are exercising in our parks, do not gather in groups and keep away from other park users
  • Playgrounds and play equipment are closed
  • We are not issuing permits for these facilites, including for personal training and group fitness.
Botany Golf Course and pro shop Red  
Tennis courts Red  
Lady Robinsons Beach (Kyeemagh to Dolls Point/Sans Souci) Red  

Our Events

Green Going ahead

Yellow Postponed

Red Cancelled

Service Status Comments
Public ANZAC Day commemoration services Red  
All Bayside Library public events, activities and programs Red  
All Bayside Arts Festival events (except CamerART) Red  
CamerART Green This exhibition will be held online
Ramadan at Bayside Red  
Bushcare Groups Red  
Youth Drop In sessions at Eastlakes and Hillsdale Yellow If you need support or help, please call our Youth Worker Yasemin on 0447 116 805
Child Restraint Check Day Red  
Citizenship Ceremony on Tuesday 7 April Red Please contact the Department of Home Affairs directly on 131 881 for any queries about your Citizenship
Meeting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Yellow Postponed until further notice

For events scheduled for June, July and August, we will continue to monitor the situation before making a decision.

Need to contact us?

Call 1300 581 299 (weekdays 8:30am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm) or email