How Council is trading over Christmas and New Year period

Kempsey Shire Council


To make sure everyone enjoys valuable time with loved ones, Council’s operating hours will be a little different over the festive season.

Due to a staff function, Council’s Customer Service, offices, depot, libraries, waste services and the Slim Dusty Centre will close from 12.00pm on Thursday 1 December. Council will reopen as normal on Friday 2 December.

With the Christmas and New Year period just around the corner, here is how Council will be trading at that time so you can plan ahead.

Customer Service

Closed from 4.30pm on Friday 23 December and reopening as normal on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

As all Customer Service staff will be on leave, requests received during the closure will not be processed until staff return on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

During the closure, calls will be diverted to the afterhours service. Please only call for urgent emergencies such as damage to Council infrastructure like bridges, roads and water main breaks or impact public health and safety.

Is your matter an emergency?




Report lost or stray animal

Injured dog

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Barking dog

Dead animal

Surrender animal

Dog attack

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