General Community Updates


Council will continue to stay up-to-date with Federal Government advice, in addition to NSW Government and NSW Health requirements and Public Health Orders. Necessary changes will continue to be implemented at the range of service locations and facilities that Council operates.

Current COVID-19 restrictions can be found by visiting the NSW Government website.

Council facilities have social distancing and hygiene measures in place, including limits on customer numbers where stated. Strict social distancing and hygiene arrangements are in place to ensure health and safety of staff and customers. Customers are asked to not visit the various services and buildings if they are unwell.

Administration Building, Warren Road

The building is now open to the public with a limit of 2 customers in the service area permitted at any one time. Customer requests can still be received by phone or online.

Coo-ee Heritage Centre (CHC), Visitor Information Centre and toilet facilities

The CHC and toilets are closed to the public, with centre upgrades commencing in the coming months. 

You can find Visitor Information @ the GIL, 30-32 Miller Street, which is in close proximity to public toilets and parking areas for caravans. Opening hours are 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturday.

Cooee Lodge Hostel

The facility is now open to visitors by appointment who are able to visit into individual resident’s rooms.

Visitors are asked to follow directions from staff on site and complete a declaration upon arrival. 

Please call 6817 8744 to arrange an appointment or to discuss with staff. 

Gilgandra Fitness Centre

The Gilgandra Fitness Centre is now open to members and for classes only. 

30 minute High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T )*

Timetable for coming week/s:
Monday: 9.30-10am, 4.30-5pm and 5.30-6pm
Tuesday: 4.30-5pm and 5.30-6pm
Wednesday: 9.30-10am, 4.30-5pm and 5.30-6pm
Thursday: 4.30-5pm and 5.30-6pm
Friday: 9.30-10am

To book please text or call Robyn & Eleisha on the Fit Phone: 0417 046 132. Maximum of 10 participants per class.

In accordance with the facility COVID-19 plan, participants must bring enclosed shoes, towel and drink bottle, and not attend if they are unwell. Classes will be held in indoor basketball gym. Participants must leave as soon as class is complete.

*30 minute H.I.I.T classes – No equipment used, body weight resistance training together with cardio. 

Gilgandra Housing and Homelessness

Housing and Homelessness needs are by appointment only - please call 6817 8798 or email 

Gilgandra Shire Library

The Library is now open to the public, please find specific details on services available at

Opening hours are: Monday- Friday 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm

The hours for Stage 2 re-opening are shorter than before the lockdown to allow for extra cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place to ensure requirements are met and include the following:

  • Limit of 10 visitors at a time to browse and borrow.
  • Use of the online ordering service is still encouraged to minimise contact. The collection point is still operating from the verandah, with a delivery service still available from the verandah.
  • 2 computers are available for public use. WIFI continues to be available.
  • Group gatherings or meetings are not currently permitted.
  • LEGO Club and Code Club are continuing online for the time being

Users are asked to view the Conditions of Entry displayed on the door before entering. 

Library staff are available to answer your questions on 6817 8877 or email .  

Gilgandra Waste Facility

The Facility is open for waste disposal, including the Op Shop. Access is limited to 2 people at a time in the Op Shop, with children not currently permitted in this space.  

Gilgandra Youth Services 

The Gilgandra Youth Services School Holiday program for ages 10+ is open for bookings!

The following activities are available during the holidays, 10am-2pm on the nominated days – bookings are essential:

Tuesday 7 July

Painting with Leaves & Flowers

Thursday 9 July

Jewellery Making

Friday 10 July

Video Game competition

Tuesday 14 July 

Cupcake decorating

Thursday 16 July 

Custom T-Shirt Designing

Friday 17 July

Movie Day

To make a booking, please visit our events page.

Breakfast Club is operating during the school term only with social distancing procedures and handwashing facilities available. This service is open to all school aged children from 8am, Monday to Friday. Free pick up service is available on request. Students are provided the opportunity to walk to school safely under the supervision of Gilgandra Youth Services staff and volunteers.

For more information on the Breakfast Club or to make an appointment, please call 6817 8798 or email

After school drop-in remains closed, however the basketball courts are open.

Jack Towney Hostel

The facility is now open to visitors by appointment who are able to visit into individual resident’s rooms.

Visitors are asked to follow directions from staff on site and complete a declaration upon arrival. 

Please call 6817 8777 to arrange an appointment or to discuss with staff.  

Meals on Wheels and Community Transport

These services are now welcoming volunteers back onto the roster! Council staff will continue to assist during the transition period, and are returning to their normal roles.

If clients have any enquiries please call 6817 8750.

Orana Living

Orana Living clients are now back enjoying their usual duties at the Waste Facility, with social distancing measures in place.

Visitors are welcomed into the client accommodation to see their loved ones, and are asked to follow directions of staff while on site.

Please call 6817 8600 to speak with Orana Living staff.

Public Parks

All public parks in the Gilgandra Shire are now open. The community is reminded to observe social distancing requirements when using these public spaces. 

Public Toilets

Hunter Park and Miller Street CBD public toilets are open. 

Service NSW, Miller Street

Service NSW remains open to the public in a restricted form allowing for essential transactions only. Maximum of 2 customers are permitted in the space at a time. 

the GIL

the GIL has opened it's doors at 30-32 Miller Street! 

Home to many activities and services in the heart of Gilgandra including:

  • Visitor Information @ the GIL where you will find out how to enjoy all the Gilgandra Region has to offer.
  • The GIL Collective showcasing our region’s artists, makers and businesses.
  • Hot desks, free WIFI, baby change and family friendly areas.
  • The Mill @ the GIL is a small space available to hire - keep an eye on Council's events page for details of what's coming up.

Opening hours: 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday and 9am – 12pm Saturday. 

You can also continue to purchase the GIL Collective items through Facebook @theGILcollective.

For further details or to speak with someone at the GIL please call 6817 8700