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Council response to corona virus

COVID-19 update

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 5 October 2021

October 5, 2021 update 

The Victorian Department of Health has updated their website with a number of COVID-19 exposure sites in Warrnambool.

If you'd like to have a COVID-19 test, South West Healthcare has the current list of testing sites and locations on their website.

For details about ongoing measures to help contain COVID-19 please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

DHHS has a suite of translated resources available for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

SBS provides news and information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) in 63 languages.



The Warrnambool Vaccination Centre is at Bayside City Plaza, 184 Merri Street (in the building formerly known as Sam's Warehouse).

Bookings are recommended but not essential.

Bookings can be made here.


Council services - arrangements under COVID-19 regulations

Civic Centre



Open (weekdays only)

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Open from September 18. 10am-5pm daily. Capacity limits apply. Night show remains closed. Heritage tours and school holiday programs are suspended.

Visitor Information Centre

Open from September 18. 10am-5pm daily.


Reopening Wednesday, September 22, 6am.

•    Bookings required and can be made by calling AQZ - 1hr slots with 50min activity
•    Maximum of 3 sessions per week- to be assessed after first week based on occupancy
•    Cost will be $5.50 per visit (all areas) and memberships reinstated only as requested until further easing of restrictions.
•    Toilets are open, but change rooms will remain closed, please arrive ready and head home to change
•    Due to pool number limits Aqua Aerobics will not resume - to be reassessed after first week
•    Our current restrictions are 20 in the indoor pool area, and 10 in the gym
•    Group fitness Classes will be run outside and weather-dependent
•    Please do NOT ATTEND if experiencing cold or flu symptoms
•    We continue to work towards having the outdoor pool early.
•    Due to number only 10 people will be allowed to queue in the foyer at a time and we ask for you to please wait outside the front door until called in.


Opening hours:

6am-8pm Mon- Fri

7am-6pm  Sat & Sun

Public Holiday Friday, September 24: 10am -5pm



Warrnambool Art Gallery




Family Day Care


Children's and Family Services programs

To be advised.

Maternal Child Health

All schedule KAS MCH consults clinic visits to go ahead with additional screening and hygiene.

Baby Makes 3

Potentially to run via zoom. TBC

New Parent Group

Operating  with under 10 participants, screening and extra hygiene measures in place.

Integrated Family Services

Operational with COVID-safe provisions.

Parenting Skill Development

Operational with COVID-safe provisions.

Parenting Education

Operational with COVID-safe provisions.

Holiday Parks

Open to guests from Regional Victoria (excluding Shepparton).

Warrnambool Stadium

Open to limited activity in accordance with current State Government restrictions.

Archie Graham Community Centre

Archie Graham Community Centre is open

•    Centre capacity is 20 at any one time.
•    Bookings are essential for Hydrotherapy, Group Fitness & Tech Support
•    Regular texts are being sent to update patrons on timetable of activities.
•    If you are not currently receiving texts and would like to do so, please ask at Reception.
•    Call Reception 5559 4920 to make bookings or if you have enquiries.

Home Support Services are operating.

Social Support Services  - Out & About Bus is operations with limited numbers.

For queries about Home Support or Social Support Services call 5559 4801.


Gymnastics Centre


Lighthouse Theatre

Box Office will reopen from Monday 13 September. Ticket holders for events impacted by ongoing restrictions will be contacted by the venue with updates.

Waste management

Operating as normal.

Public toilets

Remain open with regular cleaning undertaken.




To be advised.

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