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Civic Centre Hours 8:30am - 4:45pm (Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays)
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From the Mayor's Desk

National Road Safety Week

National Road Safety Week runs from 16 to 23 May.

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Bathurst Heritage Assistance Funds

Application Tracker

Planning Portal

Adopt a Pet

Chifley Dam Algae Status

Amber StoplightA GREEN Level alert is currently in place for Chifley Dam.  For further information including stock alerts, please click here. 


Notice of Environmental Burn

A low intensity burn is proposed at Hillview Estate Reserve at Napoleon Reef on Saturday 22 May, subject to operational programming and weather conditions. This will consist of the controlled burning of vegetation to improve the diversity of flora in this reserve. The burn will also reduce bushfire fuel and assist in reducing the intensity and adverse impact of bushfires in extreme weather conditions. There is potential for smoke to impact surrounding residents and roads. A letterbox drop will be conducted to notify surrounding residents of measures to prepare their properties.

Current Water Restriction Level is HIGH

High Water Restrictions


11 May 2021 Chifley Dam Level is at 100.2%

More Information:

Environment Protection Authority - Pollution Incident Response Management Plans and Data
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Council Services Open/Closed

What's currently open and closed.

Keep up to date with what Council services, facilities and amenities are currently open and closed. Where possible, Council is ensuring that if a facility is closed to the public, we are continuing to offer a modified service #openforbusinessbutdifferently

With the easing of restrictions Council has reopened its playgrounds, exercise station and skatepark.

A number of Council facilities which were closed in March will begin to re-open from Wednesday 3 June with appropriate social distancing and other entry conditions in place. 

What will open when?

Wednesday 3 June:

National Motor Racing Museum

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.

Thursday 4 June:

Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

Friday 5 June

Bathurst Rail Museum

Tuesday 9 June

Bathurst Library

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Tuesday 16 June

Kelso Community Hub –  BRC and third party services returning to the centre.

Saturday 20 June

Manning  Aquatic Centre from 6am - view website for details

What remains closed?

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

Chifley Home & Education Centre

Begonia House & Fernery

 Facilities which remain open  with social distancing and/or other restrictions:

Small Animal Pound – pet adoptions available by appointment only.

Civic Centre – open with appropriate social distancing methods in place and please only visit if you are well.

Bathurst Children’s Services - open with appropriate social distancing and only attend if you are well.

Aerodrome – open with appropriate social distancing. Regional Express Airlines (REX) has advised that it will operate return flights between Bathurst and Sydney on Mondays and Fridays only.

Council’s essential services including water, sewer and waste are priority services and Council will ensure these continue. Other services like building and food inspections will occur when necessary and appropriate.

Council will continue to update its website and social media platforms with information on facilities and services as required.

We also ask that community members visiting Council facilities and buildings or attending events follow the advice provided by NSW Health and follow good hygiene practices such as hand washing, and covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow.

If you are unwell, or experiencing flu like symptoms, please re-consider attending Council facilities or events.

If you require additional information regarding the management of coronavirus, NSW Health is the responsible agency. Their website contains fact sheets, advice and relevant medical information.

If you develop flu like symptoms and are concerned you can:

Call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 in the first instance for medical advice, your doctor or hospital emergency department.

The National Coronavirus Health Information Line can be contacted on – 1800 020 080.