Service changes following easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Published on 29 September 2020


Nillumbik Shire Council advises there are some minor changes to services following the Victorian Government’s announcement of the second step of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Outdoor pool

The State Government has announced outdoor pools are now permitted to reopen, with significant restrictions.

This means the annual reopening date for the Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool of 1 November 2020 can go ahead as planned.

Council and Aligned Leisure – which manages the pool on behalf of Council – are working through these restrictions to determine what opportunities exist to open any sooner.

We will keep residents updated about any changes.


Childcare centres, including the Eltham and Panton Hill playhouses, can now open for all children, not only children of permitted workers.

For more information contact

Recycling and Recovery Centre

The Recycling and Recovery Centre remains closed to the public, however it is open for commercial customers only with permitted work permits.

Please note modified opening hours of Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm.

Closed weekends, public holidays and during extreme weather.

Other services

Edendale Community Environment Farm, our leisure centres, sporting pavilions, tennis courts, skate parks and the Yarrambat Park Golf Course remain closed.

We look forward to reopening these facilities when further easing of restrictions allow.

Our customer service centre at Civic Drive is also closed, but you can speak with our friendly team on 9433 3111.

You can also conduct many items of Council business online at

Our essential services are continuing and include:

• Waste collection and hard waste pick-ups

• Critical Maternal and Child Health appointments

• Immunisation sessions

• Community transport for essential services including medical appointments and essential shopping.

Our playgrounds, outdoor gyms, and dog parks are open for the public to enjoy.

The Eltham and Diamond Valley libraries are offering a click and collect service and can be ordered online at the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service website. Return chutes have been reopened 24/7.

Further COVID-19 updates and information on changes to Council services and facilities can be found here.

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