Media releases

The South West will return to its pre-lockdown conditions from 6pm today, providing there are no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in WA.

Please look out for any changes issued by the WA Government at as they may result in further changes.

If all goes to plan, Shire related services and opening hours are detailed below. 

Outdoor facilities
All playgrounds, skateparks, outdoor gym equipment and public BBQs are planned to open again at 6pm, Friday 5 February. 

Shire Customer Services
Face-to-face customer services will resume at 9am, Monday 8 February. This includes Department of Transport related services. You can also contact us via telephone and email, Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Please call 9780 5255 or email [email protected]

Pre-lockdown library hours will resume from tomorrow. Margaret River Library will open at 10am, Saturday 6 February. Augusta Library will open on Tuesday 9 February at 10am.
For more info visit

Rec Centres and Pool
The Margaret River Recreation Centre will reopen on Saturday 6 February at 8am.
This includes the pool, gym, courts and group fitness classes. The first scheduled group fitness class is Circuit at 8am.

Augusta Gym
Access will open from 6pm tonight, Friday 5 February. Supervised Rehab at the Hydrotherapy pool will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
All memberships and passes were paused for the lockdown. They will resume from Saturday 6 February.
For more info visit

Kids Club
Before and After School Care will start on Monday 8 February in time for the start of school. Creche services will be available from Monday 8 February at 9am.
Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Margaret River HEART
Opening tonight, Friday 5 February at 6pm. Scheduled cinema screening, The Dry, starts at 7pm. Tickets available at

Turner Holiday Park and Flinders Bay Holiday Park
Our holiday parks will be accepting new bookings and check-ins from tomorrow, Saturday 6 February. However, people from Perth and the Peel region will be unable to travel to the South West for non-essential purposes next week, in line with State Government directions.
For more info visit or

Waste Services
Waste is an essential service and continues to operate as normal.

Community Halls
All community halls will open as normal from tomorrow.

Mandatory contact registers are in place at most businesses and venues and residents are reminded to sign in.

For more info on State Government directions visit the State Government WA website 
For updates to Shire facilities and services visit

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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