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As the disruption caused by the spread of COVID-19 continues, our natural instincts are to protect our families, our colleagues and our businesses. We are taking the risk posed by COVID-19 to our community very seriously and closely following the advice provided by the State and Federal Governments to ensure we are working as part of a coordinated approach.

Updates on Coronavirus

The transition to virtual and online services

It’s important that Council and the City Administration continue to make informed decisions to keep our community as safe as possible. With the safety of our community and staff in mind we have made the decision to transition the services delivered in the City's administration buildings to an online and virtual model, and will be closing the buildings to the public, effective midnight 25 March 2020. We want you to know we will be continuing to deliver as many services as possible from behind the scenes to minimise the economic and social impacts of this virus. We are continuing to follow directives from the Federal Government and the WA Department of Health, and are monitoring the rapidly changing situation.

As we transition our services to an online and virtual model we ask for your support and request that you contact the City by phone (9394 5000) or email (info@armadale.wa.gov.au) for all enquiries. With some employees working remotely, e-mail will consistently provide the quickest and most consistent response. If you wish to call, we will return your call promptly if you do not reach someone straight away.

Payments, enquiries and requests can be made online, via our website. General waste and recycling bin collection dates will not change at this time, neither will bulk waste and bulk garden verge collection dates. Dates and other general information about our waste services can be found on our website.

City services and facilities

In light of recent Federal restrictions, the City has decided to take the following actions with effect from Monday, 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

City administration buildings

Closed effective midnight 25 March 2020

Armadale, Seville Grove and Kelmscott Libraries

Closed effective midday 23 March 2020.
Library services will be ramping up its virtual presence and e-services are still available.

Armadale Museum

Closed effective midday 23 March 2020.

Armadale Arena

Closed effective midday 23 March 2020.

Tourism Centre (Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre)

Closed effective 5pm 23 March 2020.

Drop n Shop at the Landfill

Closed effective 5pm 23 March 2020.

Champion Centre

Services restricted to essential services only from 5pm 23 March 2020.

Lessees and facility hirers

All facilities and halls are now closed for hire. Further notifications have been provided to lessees of City facilities and those with hall hire bookings regarding the latest government directives.

Armadale, Seville Grove and Kelmscott Library, Armadale Museum closures

In efforts to keep our community connected, our libraries have a variety of online services that provide library members free access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and movies on their devices. Loan renewals can be accessed online and all overdue books, fines and charges will not apply during this period. 

You can access virtual library services through the City's e-Library web page.

These resources are all free and can be accessed from anywhere with a PC, tablet or mobile phone. All you need is your library card and to set up a login to access.

For more information on the steps we're taking and to stay informed on the latest updates, follow Armadale Libraries on Facebook or check the City’s website.

Armadale Arena and Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre

The decision to close some of our facilities, in particular the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre and the Armadale Arena, means disruption to many of our loyal customer's routines. Whilst the team at the centre will miss seeing everyone, they are excited to start offering a range of virtual services for people to take advantage of.

Staying active is so important for both mental and physical health, so until the centre is operating as usual, they will be making it easy for everyone to ‘work-in’ from the comfort of their home.

Access virtual workouts on the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre YouTube channel. Here, the amazing team from AFAC will be uploading a range of 'at home' workouts for you to try. Subscribe to their channel or keep an eye on their 'Virtual Workouts' playlist to see their latest fitness videos.

Download the free MyWellness app on your mobile and select 'Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre' as your home club, for virtual fitness on the go! The team from AFAC will be posting regular exercise routines, ranging in difficulty to suit all fitness levels.

Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility

The Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility is still open.

The facility is only accepting card payments only (i.e. NO cash) and social distancing measures will be strictly adhered to.

Events

The health, safety and wellbeing of our local community, customers and our staff is our priority during these difficult times. In line with government directives, the City has cancelled our upcoming major events including the following:

  • Armadale Arts Festival
  • Minnawarra Art Awards
  • NAIDOC celebrations
  • Outside the Frame (Youth Art Awards)
  • Urban Forest Workshop

The City is currently evaluating all the events on our calendar and will continue to act on the advice of the Department of Health.

Some citizenship ceremonies have been affected. Please check our citizenship page for updates or contact us to confirm your date.

Social distancing

As of Tuesday 24 March the Government has ramped up the social distancing rules all Australians should now stick to in an attempt to quell the spread of coronavirus.

For further information visit www.healthywa.gov.au or call the information line on 1800 020 080.

Useful links and resources

Page Last Reviewed 30 March 2020