Council hours and services over holiday period

Published on 23 December 2019


Please note the following arrangements over the holiday period:

Office hours

Council’s normal office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, except for:

  • Tuesday 24 December – 8.30am to 4pm
  • Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December – closed
  • Tuesday 31 December – 8.30am to 4pm
  • Wednesday 1 January - closed

Waste collections

There will be no kerbside waste collection on Christmas day. Kerbside collections will move forward a day, so if your bins are usually emptied on a Wednesday, they will be collected on Thursday instead. Please refer to the collection schedule below for services from 22 to 28 December.

Monday 23 No change to collections
Tuesday 24 No change to collections
Wednesday 25 No collections
Thursday 26 Wednesday collections
Friday 27 Thursday collections
Saturday 28 Friday collections

Make sure your bins are placed out the night before collections.

Anglesea residents, please put all three bins out for collection on Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 January.

As indicated by the pink square on your waste collection calendar, an additional kerbside recyclable materials collection service will operate the fortnight after Christmas Day. If you live in an urban area, you can put out all three bins (garbage, recyclables and waste) on this day. If you’re a rural resident, please put out your yellow-lid bin.

All transfer stations and the Anglesea Landfill will be closed Christmas Day. On extreme fire danger days, the Lorne and Winchelsea transfer stations will be closed and reduced hours will apply at Anglesea Landfill (5am to 10am). On Code Red days the Anglesea Landfill and all transfer stations will be closed. Kerbside waste collection and litter bin services in high-risk areas may also be affected on these days.

Maternal and Child Health Centres

Maternal and Child Health Centres will be closed 25 and 26 December, and 1 January. There will be a nurse in attendance on 27, 30 and 31 December, at Torquay’s Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre. There will be a modified service level to some centres during the busy holiday period. 

Parents visiting the shire who require support with breastfeeding or special needs while on holidays are welcome to attend the service. Enquiries can be made on 5261 0549. People can also contact the Maternal and Child Health 24-hour line on 132 229.