COVID-19: City services closures
BARC (Bendigo Animal Relief Centre)
Pets can still be adopted and lost pets can still be claimed, but this is now strictly by appointment.
Please note, all adoption fees/lost pet infringements can only be paid over the phone. Cash will not be accepted at this time.
Should you want to meet/collect a pet, you will be directed to the BARC car park where the animal will be securely waiting for you. Staff will be on-site to assist if necessary, but every effort will be taken to limit contact between staff and members of the public.
BARC is still accepting surrendered pets, however we ask that if possible you contact us prior to arrange a suitable time to bring your pet in.
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery is closed until further notice.
Bendigo Venues and Events
Bendigo Venues and Events (The Capital, Ulumbarra, The Engine Room, Dudley House and Bendigo Town Hall, outside of Council meetings) will close its venues and all performances have been cancelled for the duration of the Victorian State of Emergency.
Ticket holders will be contacted to arrange refunds for performances affected by this closure.
For further enquiries please contact the Box Office on 5434 6100 or [email protected]
The actual Box Office, located in The Capital, will be closed.
Bendigo and Heathcote Visitor Centres
The Bendigo and Heathcote Visitor Centres are closed until further notice.
For V/Line ticketing and enquiries:
- Bookings can be made via the V/Line website or phone 1800 800 007
- Enquiries phone 1800 800 007
The City's dog parks remain open as a place people can take their dogs for exercise. Please ensure you adhere to social distancing rules - signage has been placed at each park as a reminder.
Please note the drinking fountains at each location are closed.
All Goldfields Libraries branches and agencies are closed until further notice. This includes all programs and events and Home Library Service deliveries.
The City of Greater Bendigo will only undertake public immunisation sessions from:
Strathdale Community Centre,
Crook Street, Strathdale
Strathdale Community Centre has been chosen as the immunisation venue because as a large venue it supports good social distancing measures and has accessible car parking.
Visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/immunisation for a full list of all immunisation sessions.
Landfill and Transfer Stations
Customers will only be able to pay with EFTPOS at the City's Eaglehawk landfill and the Goornong, Heathcote and Strathfieldsaye transfer stations.
Maternal and Child Health
The City's Maternal and Child Health centres are closed and the following changes to service delivery are in place:
- Telephone consultations will replace usual centre visits
- Appointments for children aged 0–8 weeks and those with complex needs will be the priority
- First time parent groups are on hold
Please ensure you have downloaded the MCH app and have the MCH 24hr number saved, 13 22 29. You can still contact the City’s MCH staff on (03) 4408 6590.
The City's public playspaces are closed until further notice. Please do not let your children play on this equipment.
It is important to note playspaces in childcare centres can still be used.
Pools and sporting centres
These facilities are closed:
- Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre
- Faith Leech Aquatic Centre (will not re-open until the 2020/2021 season)
- Peter Krenz Leisure Centre
- East Bendigo
- Long Gully Splash Park (will not re-open until the 2020/2021 season)
- Bendigo Stadium (including bistro and gaming)
All aquatic facilities will be in touch with members to suspend memberships.
Public toilet closures
Some public toilets have closed until further notice due to incidences of vandalism and low usage, or they were nominated for demolition. The following facilities are closed:
- Londonderry Reserve
- Old Heathcote toilet block
- Lake Weeroona (rear)
- Allingham Street
- Fenton Street, North Bendigo
- Kangaroo Flat Botanic Gardens
- Crusoe Heights
- Neale Street, Kennington
- Canterbury Park (green box)
- Tom Flood
- Mews (located behind Bendigo Visitor Centre)
- Epsom (Midland Highway)
- Spring Gully Recreation Reserve
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
For information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit the Department of Health and Human Services.
If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease you can call the dedicated hotline, 1800 675 398, which is open 24 hours, 7 days. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
A virtual relief and recovery centre in the form of a helpline is available to assist residents during and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Phone: 5434 6237 Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm
Email: [email protected]
The food relief document provides contact details as well as where and when food assistance is available across Greater Bendigo.