Services currently running
- Waste collection: Your bins will be collected as normal
- Hard waste collection
- Maternal health visits: Some changes have been made to this service to adapt to physical distancing - you will be contacted before your appointment with information. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Immunisation programs: Larger venues will be used to ensure social distancing requirements are enforced. Universal hygiene practices will be strictly adhered. For more information please visit darebin.vic.gov.au/immunisation
- Rewilding projects
- Graffiti removal
- Golf courses: Including Bundoora Golf Course and Northcote Golf Course
- Playgrounds and play equipment
- Outdoor fitness equipment
- Skate parks
Program for reopening services
We are planning to reopen services gradually, with systems in place to maintain the safety of our community and staff.
From 10 June
- Limited to 20 at a time in the pool – no walk-ins, pre-booked swims only.
- 2 per lane to preserve physical distancing.
- Sneeze screens will be in place at counters.
- Please note the changing facilities and showers will be closed to ensure physical distancing.
Reservoir Leisure Centre (RLC) 8am-5pm
Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC) 7am-7pm Mon-Fri, 7am-12pm Sat.
From 15 June
Reservoir and Northcote libraries – click and collect and drop-off of books only.
From 22 June
Preston Customer Service Centre
Venues currently closed
We’re actively working on plans to reopen these services. We will continue to update this page and our social media as these plans are finalised.
- Arts centres, including Boondoora Homestead, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre and Darebin Arts Centre
- Council Customer Service Centre counters: Including Fairfield, Northcote and Reservoir
- Toy libraries
- Community Halls: Including Ruthven Pavilion, Clyde Street, Fairfield and Donald Street Community Halls
- The Hub (Northland)
- Decibels Youth Music Centre
- Darebin Intercultural Centre
- Darebin North East Community Hub
- East Preston Community Centre
- Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
- Keon Park Children’s Hub
- Preston Shire Hall
- Preston City Hall
- Community rooms
- Senior Citizens Centres
- Social Support Groups
- Proof of life for overseas pensions:
Please contact either Pharmacy below during the week, between 4-6pm:
- High Street Preston Pharmacy, 1/530-538 High St, Preston VIC 3072, Phone 9470 1325
- Chemist Warehouse Preston, 475 High St, Preston VIC 3072, Phone 9470 6626; or
- Preston Police Station, corner of Kelvin Grove and Roseberry Avenue, Preston, Phone 9479 6111
Other sporting venues
These are not managed by Council. More information on how they are managing opening hours and physical distancing can be found on their websites:
- Darebin International Sports Centre Velodrome
- IceHQ Reservoir
- Darebin Community Bowls Club
- Kingsbury Bowls Club
- Preston Reservoir Bowls Club
Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings
Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings are continuing to be held. These meetings must be open to the public and the following arrangements have been put in place to support the open and transparent decision-making:
- Residents and interested parties are strongly encouraged to view these meetings ‘live’ online.
- If a person wishes to attend a meeting, we will provide an adjacent room to the Council Chamber with access to the ‘live stream’ to meet social distancing requirements.
- If you wish to address either a Council or Planning Committee Meeting, in accordance with the normal practices, you will be escorted into the meeting for you to do so.
Any enquiries regarding these arrangements should be directed to Stephen Mahon, Coordinator Governance, Council Business and Civic Services on 8470 8582 or via email Stephen.Mahon@darebin.vic.gov.au
Events currently cancelled
All upcoming public events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. Some events have been moved online.