Changes to Council services due to lockdown – East Gippsland

This morning’s announcement by Acting Premier James Merlino of a 7-day state-wide lockdown from 11.59 pm tonight (Thursday) until 11.59 pm Thursday 3 June means we must close some of our services.

Restrictions from Chief Health Officer

  • Whole of State shutdown for 7 days
  • You can only travel 5 kilometres from home
  • Five reasons to leave home
  • 2 hours outside for exercise
  • Mandatory masks inside and outside, unless you have a lawful exemption
  • Schools closed unless essential work
  • Accommodation cannot accept any new bookings but existing can stay
  • No public or private gatherings

Effect on Council Business

Our services during lockdown – 11.59pm Thursday 27 May to 11.59pm Thursday 3 June

Airports – Open

Boat ramps – Closed

Caravan and holiday parks

Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Eagle Point Caravan Park and Swifts Creek Caravan Park will remain open to support guests already staying onsite.

We will not accept bookings or arrivals from 27 May until 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June 2021. All bookings scheduled to arrive in this time will be cancelled.

All guests will have the opportunity to reschedule their stay with us to a later date or be refunded. This arrangement includes annual permit holders.

Customer Service Centres and Call Centre

The Call Centre will operate during business hours, from 8.30am to 5pm on normal business days.

All Customer Service Centres will be closed to walk-in customers.

The Omeo Service Centre will facilitate appointments to access the Bendigo Bank between 10am and 2pm weekdays from Friday 28 May to Thursday 3 June. Please call

5159 1455 to make an appointment.

East Gippsland Livestock Exchange

Only essential people to conduct sales to be on site.

Forge Theatre and Arts Hub – Closed

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