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WAG, library and Archie Graham Centre closed to public

News Article Date: 
Monday, 23 March 2020

Warrnambool City Council has moved to shut down or close to the public non-essential services following the latest advice from the Victorian Government.

“The Warrnambool Art Gallery and the Warrnambool Library have now closed,” Council Chief Executive Officer Peter Schneider said.

The library will automatically extend the due date of all loans to April 24.

Fines will be waived for all library materials returned until further notice, the after-hours return chute will remain open and library staff will be available to answer phone inquiries.

For more library information go to

 “We know that people will miss these great Warrnambool institutions but the advice from the Department of Health and Human Services on non-essential services means that we must close these sites to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” .

“We will also be closing down powered and unpowered campsites Surfside Holiday Park.

“Surfside cabins will be made available on compassionate grounds and for people who require accommodation as they transit home.

“Our childcare service is operating for now and we are seeking advice from the department in relation to our vacation care program that usually operates in the Warrnambool Stadium.

“The Archie Graham Community Centre is closed to the public but a small number of staff will be based there to organise essential services such as meals on wheels.

“The Civic Centre in Liebig Street is closed to the public but people can still call Council on 5559 4800.

“We also provide a “live chat” function through our website and people can also lodge a request online at

“A number of Council staff will work from home to ensure we are meeting social distancing guidelines.

“The outdoor activities we undertake will also be those which comply with the guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services.”

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