Coronavirus update 26 March
Bayside City Council 26 Mar 2020

Council is working to support our community and continue to provide services during the rapidly evolving COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority and we will strive to keep you informed.

Please do not attend Council facilities or services if you are unwell, have recently travelled or been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

Continuing services & facilities Aged care and delivered meals

We are prioritising services to Bayside’s most vulnerable residents including our aged care and delivered meals clients. These services are continuing following strict hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

Immunisation sessions

Immunisation sessions will continue as advertised but bookings are now essential.  Please ring Family Services 9599 4755 to make a booking.

We will be enforcing strict hygiene and social distancing guidelines at all immunisation sessions. Influenza vaccinations for children between 6 months of age and up until age 5, will commence as soon as the flu vaccine is released by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) which is expected in April.

Maternal and Child Health

These appointments will continue as scheduled however via telephone or email (online applications may also be available). The nurse will contact you to conduct the consultation. All appointments including drop in sessions must now be pre-booked on 9599 4755 during business hours. 

Sharps collection

For assistance with sharps collection, please call our Environmental Health Department on 9599 4417 to make an appointment.

Other services

Waste and recycling services, animal management, environmental health, parking and traffic and other services also continue to operate at the present time.


The Bayside Corporate Centre customer service counter has closed until further notice. A full range of services are available online or via phone - check out how to perform your transation or query here 

Our libraries and the Bayside Gallery are currently closed. We are currently investigating ways to resume some contactless library services as soon as possible.  You can still access a vast array of online library services currently available to Bayside Library Service members right now.

Bayside Men's Sheds, Seniors' Citizens Centres and the Peterson Youth Centre are currently closed until further notice. 


All events scheduled in coming weeks have been cancelled or postponed. Keep an eye on Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more information on any changes to scheduled events.  

Council meetings

Council and Committee meetings will proceed without members of the public present however the meetings will be livestreamed via Council’s website. Public questions will be read out at the meetings. Find out more about arrangements for Council meetings.

Staying safe

All visitors to Council facilities are encouraged to practice good hand washing hygiene. The best defence against the Coronavirus is washing your hands and social distancing, eg keeping 2m apart.

Staying informed

This situation is rapidly evolving and can change by the hour.

The Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Department of Health websites and social media channels are the most up to date sources of information on the Coronavirus and how to stay safe:

At Council, we'll be updating our Facebook page and website for the latest updates.

Let's look out for each other

We all have a role to play – please support your family, friends and neighbours and in particular our elderly or more isolated residents.

Bayside is a strong and connected community – let’s look out for each other during this challenging time.

*Information correct as of publication date. Please visit DHHS for the most up to date information on COVID-19.