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COVID-19 impact on Bayside City Council services & facilities

We are 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.

Specific service updates

Easing of restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced gradual easing of restrictions. We are closely monitoring any updates and will adapt our services and facilities to respond to changes.

Bayside beaches and playgrounds have reopened for recreational activity, however physical distancing restrictions remain in place. Find out more about the restrictions below.

Further easing from 1 June

The announcements also pave the way for the reopening of Bayside libraries, community centres, men's sheds and customer service counter at 76 Royal Avenue as well as BBQs and drinking fountains commencing after 1 June.

We are currently planning how best to operate these facilities within physical distancing and social gathering restrictions and further announcements will be made in coming days.

We will continue to assess the impacts of the gradual easing of restrictions. The health and safety of our residents, visitors and staff is our top priority when considering how best to reopen our facilities.

General community information

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

If you have any concerns or queries you can call us on (03) 9599 4444 or Contact Us Online.


For the most up-to-date information or advice about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) visit the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website

Service updates

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.

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 transaction or query here.

Bayside beaches have reopened for recreational activity, however physical distancing and social gathering restrictions remain in place. Canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, rowing and surf skiing are permitted as long as physical distancing is complied with and people don’t travel large distances to do them. Boat ramps have reopened for recreational boating.

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

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.

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

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

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, are now available for free at our community immunisation sessions.

We can also offer vaccinations for those over the age of 65 years, and those between 5 and 64 years of age with an underlying medical condition. 

Those eligible include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) and medical conditions that put the individual at risk of severe influenza and its complications.

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.

We've pulled together listings of businesses who have let up know they are still open and operating within the State Guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visit the 'Open for Business' Directory


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.

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

Apply for an infringement review here 

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

Renew your animal registration

Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms have now reopened for use by up to 10 people and will be available for up to 20 people after 1 June.

Bayside City Council has a hardship policy which can apply to ratepayers who are having difficulty paying their rates as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and would like to defer their rates payment until 30 September 2020.

Request a rates payment deferral

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

Parking and traffic continue to operate at the present time. If you wish to appeal a parking infringement - click here

Kerbside collections continue to operate as usual. Please place your bins in easy reach as our truck drivers are not leaving their vehicles to move bins. If you bin can’t not be reached, it may not be emptied.

Hard waste service continues as normal.

The Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre will temporarily be closed all weekends and public holidays. It will be open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm.