Updates on COVID-19

Last updated on 21 December 2020

This webpage provides information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation affecting North Sydney Council.

We will keep you advised through this webpage and other channels. For the latest health information please visit NSW Health and the Australian Government Department of Health websites.


Northern Beaches Cluster

In response to the Northern Beaches COVID-19 cluster and related Public Health Order, Council is restricting access to the following Council venues for anyone who lives in the Northern Beaches local government area or has visited the area since 11 December.

  • Council's Customer Service Centre and Council Chambers
  • Stanton Library
  • North Sydney Olympic Pool
  • The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability
  • The Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Council will continue to monitor the public health updates closely and will advise of any changes. Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Crows Nest have been identified as recent COVID-19 case locations. We encourage everyone to regularly check the list of locations and alerts on the NSW Health website and follow their advice. 


Stanton Library reopened

Entry to the library is for Shorelink Library members only, and you must bring your library card with you when you visit. You will be asked to show your Shorelink library card for scanning on entry to the library, and you will need your card with you to borrow items using the self-check machines. Staff and customers must practice safe social distancing and customers are asked to use hand sanitiser before entering the building. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

We encourage customers to keep their visit short by reserving items online or by phone, for quick collection in the library lobby.

Please click here for more information, including what services are available and opening hours.


North Sydney Olympic Pool

The North Sydney Olympic Pool 50m pool is open for bookings.

Outdoor Aqua Classes (deep) are open for booking.

We ask you to support our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and be vigilant in your personal hygiene and physical distancing. Please do not attend the centre if you are unwell.


Council Carparks 

Council is offering a special parking rate, of $15 for all-day parking at the following parking stations

To be eligible, customers should go to the pay machine and opt-in by entering their vehicle registration to get the special $15 rate. Please contact Council's Carpark Office on 9936 8520 for further information



Council's playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment are currently open.

Community members using these facilities are reminded to adhere to physical distancing requirements and to practise good hygiene. It is your responsibility to leave the area if it is busy. Please do not attend a playground or park if you have been in a location identified as having a recent COVID-19 case or alert.



Council’s sportsgrounds are open for bootcamps and sport training, with bookings coming from community sporting clubs. Bookings for sportsgrounds and parks should be referred to Council’s bookings team in Customer Service.


Council meetings

Council has introduced changes to the public access to Council meetings - find out more here.

Ordinary Council meetings are webcast live, plus a recording is made be available on the next day - you can access the webcast online here.

For all enquiries please contact the Governance Coordinator on 9936 8100, or governance@northsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Council business

There are various ways to contact Council and conduct Council business without face to face interaction, find out more on our Contact Us page.


Community Centres update

The community centres continue to adjust their services in line with changing COVID-19 conditions. Please check their websites for details of their programs, courses, events and markets.

  • North Sydney Community Centre, visit their website, call 9922 2299 or email info@northsydneycentre.com.au.
  • Kirribilli Centre, visit their website, call the centre on 9922 4428 or contact Carl on 0433 927 723.
  • Crows Nest Centre, for more information on services please call the Crows Nest Centre on 9439 5122.
  • Community Connect Transport, community members can call them on 9490 9500 for more information.


Helping seniors, people with disability and carers

The Department of Communities and Justice has developed a webpage, which is being regularly updated to help seniors, people with disability and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webpage includes a range of resources including where to get up-to-date information on COVID-19, how to access financial support, tips on maintaining mental health and more.

You can also download this factsheet which includes information on delivery of groceries and medications.


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Posted on 21 December 2020

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