Council is taking strong measures to protect the health of the community following the advice of NSW Health and Public Health Orders.

Following advice from NSW Health, some Council Services are closed in line with current Health Orders.

These are difficult circumstances and we appreciate your patience and understanding. These essential services and facilities are operating: all waste services, Kimbriki (open for essential services only), Council childcare centres, Meals on Wheels and Library 2U.

Current changes

    Customer Service - 1300 434 434

    Our Manly, Mona Vale, Avalon and Dee Why customer service branches are temporarily closed but we are still here to help you. Check out our range of online services or call us on 1300 434 434. 

    We can also book an online appointment for you if needed. Just call us to find out the many ways we can help. We look forward to continuing to serve you during this period. 


    All library branches (including all community libraries) are closed until further notice.

    Our Library2U service is back delivering during lockdown. Borrow books, DVDs, CDs and more direct to your home via the Library app or website.

    Our Home Library Service will also continue and will be offering increased service for the most vulnerable in our community.

    Aquatic Centres and Gyms

    In line with NSW Health advice, Warringah Aquatic Centre, Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Pool and Gym are temporarily closed.  

    Arts and Culture

    Glen Street Theatre is closed and has cancelled all performances and workshops. View information on cancelled performances and refunds

    Manly Art Gallery and Museum is closed. All associated exhibitions, talks and events have been cancelled.

    Our gallery and exhibition space at the Creative Space in North Curl Curl is closed to the public. 

    The Avalon Workshop and Mona Vale Creative Pop-up are also be closed.

    Community Centres

    Our Community Centres are temporarily closed.

    Visitor Information Centre

    Our Visitor Information Centre at Manly Wharf is closed until further notice. Our team can also help you through online chats on their website or on phone (9976 1430) during business hours.

    Environment Centres

    Our Coastal Environment Centre and Manly Environment Centre are closed to the public.

    Aboriginal Heritage Office

    The Aboriginal Heritage Office in Freshwater is temporarily closed. All programs, excursions and school visits have been cancelled until further notice.

    Justice of the Peace Services

    Justice of the Peace services are temporarily closed. Please refer to the JP website or Service NSW for available alternatives.


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    Outdoor facilities

    In response to the NSW Government amending health orders, the following outdoor facilities are open:

    Manly Warringah War Memorial Park

    Remains open for exercise only. 


    All residential waste services will continue as normal. The service will start earlier than the usual 6am start time to ensure the health and safety of employees.

    All street litter bins will continue to be collected and maintained as normal.

    Hop Skip Jump bus service 

    Will operate at a reduced capacity of max 8 persons. Masks are mandatory.


    Kimbriki is open for tipping from 7am to 5pm daily. However, restrictions still apply, particularly for residents outside the Northern Beaches LGA and we ask that you review the current NSW Health Orders prior to your trip to Kimbriki.

    You MUST check-in using the Service NSW QR codes located at the inbound weighbridges and drop-off points, wear a mask AND practice social distancing. 

    Any changes to opening hours or operations will be published on the Kimbriki website.

    Kimbriki’s Buy Back Centre and the Eco House & Garden is closed and all workshops are cancelled until further notice.


    All Childcare Centres, Pre Schools, Occasional Care, Family Day Care centres remain open and operating normal days and hours.

    Our staff and children are following recommended hygiene procedures including sneezing and coughing etiquette and handwashing practices. We are intentionally teaching and actively promoting correct hygiene practices at every opportunity with the children.

    We have increased the cleaning regimes within our services and will be removing sensory play experiences such as playdough to further reduce risks.

    Our services have adopted social distancing measures within the community including cancelling excursions, travel, and some events such as incursions.

    Vacation Care will go ahead in the school holidays, but we have modified the program in-line with the Public Health Orders. We encourage families to keep their children at home if possible.

    Development Assessments

    Development assessments are being processed as normal wherever possible.

    Where site inspections need to occur, they are being conducted from outside the property where it is possible without contact with the applicant. Assessors will be in touch before visiting your property.

    Any inspections that require indoor assessment will be postponed until restrictions ease. This may result in unavoidable delays to final assessment for some applicants. We will prioritise these site visits as soon as it is safe to do so.