General community information
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.
Impact on Council services and facilities
The Victorian Government Stage 3 restrictions came into effect on Monday 30 March. We are closely monitoring any updates and will adapt our services and facilities to respond to the evolving situation.
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.
On Saturday 28 March 2020, Bayside City Council closed it's beaches to the public in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Beaches remain closed until further notice.
To help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, the State Government have advised there are only four reasons to leave your home during the coronavirus pandemic:
1. food and supplies
2. medical care
3. work or education
If you consider a visit to the beach essential for your daily exercise, you are able to use the foreshore for recreational exercise (surf, swim, bike ride, walk, run, etc.) but congregating or laying on the beach is not permitted. Dog beaches remain open and normal dog walking restrictions apply.
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.
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, will commence as soon as the flu vaccine is released by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) which is expected in April.
We are currently investigating ways to resume some contactless library services as soon as possible.
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.
We have closed all playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms, in line with stage three restrictions announced by the State Government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Public gatherings will be limited to two people, reduced from the previous cap of 10 people.
If these directions are breached, you can face an on-the-spot fine of $1,652 for individuals and $9,913 for businesses.
The health and safety of our community is our top priority and these measures will help ensure everyone is adhering to social distancing guidelines. If you can stay home, you must stay home.
Leaving your residence to exercise is permitted however outdoor gyms such as the exercise trail at Dendy Park are now closed.
For assistance with sharps collection, please call our Environmental Health Department on 9599 4417 to make an appointment.
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.