COVID-19 information

Last updated 12.30pm, 5 February 2021. 

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is taking measures to minimise risk and improve safety for residents through WA's during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be regularly updated during the shutdown period. 

The South West will return to its pre-lockdown conditions from 6pm, Friday 5 February 2021 providing there are no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in WA.  Please look out for any changes issued by the WA Government at www.wa.gov.au as they may result in further changes.

Remember to be COVID-19 safe by washing your hands and maintaining physical distance. 

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Updated Shire Services and Facilities Information

The South West will return to its pre-lockdown conditions at 6pm, Friday 6 February 2021 providing there are no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in WA.

Please look out for any changes issued by the WA Government at www.wa.gov.au 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. We know this is welcome news for families! Please wait until 6pm if heading out.

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]

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

Rec Centres
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. Circuit classes on Wednesdays at the Augusta Gym will resume next week. All memberships and passes were paused for the lockdown. They will resume from Saturday 6 February. For more info visit www.recreation.amrshire.wa.gov.au

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 8am. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

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

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 www.turnerpark.amrshire.wa.gov.au or www.flindersbaypark.amrshire.wa.gov.au

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

Community Halls
All community halls will open as normal from tomorrow.
More info at www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/facilities/halls

Supporting our community

Health and wellbeing services

The COVID-19 situation may see community members experiencing social isolation, economic uncertainty and emotional distress. Here are a number of resources to assist if you are concerned about yourself or others. Click here. 

Lockdown information in different languages

Information has been produced in languages other than English to help you learn more about the lockdown. 
Please visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/covid-19-coronavirus-lockdown-information-other-languages

Information for businesses

Government packages for small businesses

Both the Federal and State Governments are assisting businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees.

Federal Government funding info at www.business.gov.au and The Treasury

State Government funding info at www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

Funding for WA tourism businesses info at https://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/Industry-support/Industry-resources/Coronavirus/Pages/WA-Tourism-Recovery-Program.aspx#/

Information for sole traders and other entities is available here.

Other assistance from the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Corporation has collated information on the Government packages at all tiers of Government, available at https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/coronavirus#govt-support

Assistance accessing Government packages

To get the most out of the Government packages available it is recommended you work with an accountant or financial professional.

The Shire has funded the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide one-off $250 vouchers for visiting your accountant to access the Government packages as quickly and effectively as possible.

For more information, visit the MRCCI website.

Mandatory contact registers

For the latest information on mantatory contact register requirements visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/mandatory-contact-registers-expanded-keep-wa-safe

State/Federal Government response information

Official health information sources

State Government of WA https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
Healthy WA https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

Social media

Disability support information

Further information

  • Australian Department of Health - https://www.health.gov.au/
  • Department of Health – general public - https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
  • The Coronavirus Health Information Line can also be contacted on 1800 020 080.
  • The 13COVID hotline is an information line set up by Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
  • Anyone wishing to report a COVID matter requiring immediate police attendance phone 131444.
  • Anyone wishing to make a report regarding a breach of COVID community safety measures (social isolation, quarantine, travel restrictions etc) should phone Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.
Self-isolating

For the most current information and restrictions, please visit the Healthy WA website and 
Federal Government Coronavirus website

Resources for printing and distribution

Printable COVID-19 resources

Environmental cleaning factsheet (workplaces) 

Other general hygiene promotion posters

Translated resources

Mandatory Contact Registers

It is mandatory for most businesses and venues to maintain a contact register by collecting contact details of patrons attending their premises, including customers, staff, contractors, and visitors.

From 6pm, Friday 5 February 2021 individuals failing to sign in at venues required to maintain contact registers could attract a fine of $1000.

For more information visit www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-contact-registers

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

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

Emergencies

For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

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