Our Response to COVID-19

Shoalhaven City Council continue to prioritise the health and wellbeing of residents, customers and staff, with measures in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  

Council will continue to take direction from NSW Health and the State and Federal Government as lead agencies in the evolving Coronavirus response in relation to the delivery of events, services and operation of facilities. 

Many services and facilities have begun to reopen, with changes in place to help protect the community and staff. Find the latest on Council Services and Availability here. NSW Health have recently published a COVID-Safe Summer Plan for the upcoming summer period. Play it safe this summer and download and read the COVID-SAFE Summer Plan.

Council would like to remind residents to observe NSW health guidelines on social distancing, self-isolation and testing procedures, handwashing and personal hygiene practices.  

In addition to public health measures, Council introduced the COVID-19 Financial Relief Package for ratepayers to lessen the economic impact of Coronavirus on the Shoalhaven community.  

The COVID-19 Financial Relief Package was endorsed by Council in May, allowing ratepayers to opt-in and access $300.00 of financial relief applied to the first 2020/21 rates instalment and future water accounts (to be applied across rates, domestic waste, water and sewer charges collectively). The opportunity to opt-in closed on 30 June 2020. Further details on the package can be found on the COVID-19 Financial Relief Fact Sheet

Council wishes to thank the community for continuing to work together to protect the vulnerable in this challenging time, and for your patience and understanding that the gradual easing of restrictions will take some time. Further announcements and changes will be published on our website and through social media.  

How to contact us 

To protect our community and our staff, customers are encouraged to conduct business with Council online and via phone. Pay a bill, report a problem or find out more information on our website, alternatively you can contact our customer service team.

Mental health and wellbeing

Last updated on 12 October 2020