Following the latest easing of the Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions, we can advise that visitors to Council venues are no longer required to be double vaccinated, show proof of vaccination or check-in using the Service Victoria app. Face masks are no longer required in retail settings or at events of any size.
For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus please go to the Department of Health and Human Services website.
COVID-19 may impact businesses and organisations, including Council with staffing availability. From a Council perspective, it is possible some of our services may be impacted at times. If this occurs, we will advise via our Facebook page and website.
We can be contacted on 5153 9500, at firstname.lastname@example.org or during opening hours at any of our facilities.
In the interest of public transparency, when we are advised by a customer/s who may have attended one of our facilities, and have returned a positive COVID-19 test, we will alert the community. Details remain published for 7 days.
There are still minor changes to our services, including:
Airports - It is a requirement to wear masks at airports and inflight.
Planning - The Planning team can be available for pre-scheduled appointments. In addition, they remain available by email and telephone. Application fees can be paid over the telephone by EFTPOS or in person at our customer service centres. Planning permit applications currently being advertised are available on our website. Telephone consultations are available during business office hours.
East Gippsland Shire residents, businesses, Councillors, staff and the communities in which we live have been hit hard over recent years – by below average rainfall; timber, fishing and farming industry transitions; the 2019-20 summer bushfires and COVID-19.
We have been there for our community through all these events and now we have a plan for our gradual transition out of the restrictions imposed by the Victorian Government.
Our plan, East Gippsland - The way we do business now is designed to be dynamic and will be reviewed in response to government announcements and other changing circumstances. It will build on what we have learned about delivering our services since the pandemic began and sets out what Council will do to emerge in a way that benefits our community, supports our people and continues to safeguard the health and wellbeing of both.
Our decision to close and reopen facilities and services is in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer and the Victorian Government’s easing of restrictions.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the reliable source of up-to-date information on the coronavirus COVID-19.
You can follow them on social media, or regularly check the DHHS website for updates or call 1800 675 398 for up-to-date information.
Business Victoria COVID-19 hotline
To help businesses with COVID-19 questions, call 13 22 15.
The Victorian Government has support available for businesses impacted by COVID-19.