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Christmas arrangements 2018

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City of Greater Bendigo offices in Bendigo and Heathcote will be closed from 5pm Friday December 21 and will reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday January 2, 2019.

Over the Christmas holiday period, the City will continue to provide residents with access to services. General information on our services is available on our website. 

The City has a 24 hour responsive telephone service. For emergency services at all hours please phone 5434 6000.

The City wishes you and your family a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

Bendigo Art Gallery and Post Office Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery and Post Office Gallery will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.

Bendigo Livestock Exchange

Closed from 12pm on Friday December 21 and re-open 8am Friday January 4, 2019.

Please note that the site will be closed (gates will be locked and the truck wash facility closed. There will be no vehicle access permitted).  

Early Learning Centres

Annie Galvin Early Learning Centre

Gladstone Street, Bendigo

Closes 6pm, Friday December 21 and re-opens 7am, Monday January 14, 2019

Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre

145 Crook Street, Strathdale

Closes 6pm, Friday December 21 and the re-opening date is to be confirmed due to maintenance work.

Home Support Services

City offices will be closed from 5pm, Friday December 21, 2018 and will re-open 8.30am Wednesday January 2, 2019.

Domestic Assistance, Respite Care, Property Maintenane and Social Support will not be provided from Tuesday December 25, 2018 until Wednesday January 2, 2019.

Please note there are no services on the public holidays except personal care. Social Support Group clients will be contacted about attendance during the holiday period.

Food Services will be closed on Tuesday December 25 and Wednesday December 26 and recommence on Thursday December 27. Food Services will also be closed on Tuesday January 1, 2019.

If you do not require any services or wish to make changes to your services for the Christmas period, please notify our office on 4408 6560 between 8.30am and 5pm.

If you have an urgent matter while the office is closed during the Christmas and New Year period, please contact our after-hours service on 5434 6000.

Waste, recycling and organic services

Please note that the only waste, recycling and organics collections affected over the Christmas/New Year period are on Christmas Day, Tuesday December 25, 2018. No other collections will be affected over the holiday period.

If your collection is due on Christmas Day, please place your bins out on Christmas night. Your bins will then be collected sometime over the next three days from Wednesday December 26 to Friday December 28, at the latest by 3pm on the Friday. 

Please ensure that your bins are left out until this time or until they are emptied. All other collection days during the Christmas period remain unaffected.

If we do happen to miss your bin it's easy to let us know via an online request

Eaglehawk Landfill

Closed Christmas Day only. Open all other days, from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Heathcote Transfer Station 

Closed Christmas Day only. Open all other scheduled days from 8am to 5pm.

Goornong Transfer Station

Closed Christmas Day only. Open all other scheduled days from 8am to 5pm.

Strathfieldsaye Transfer Station

Closed Christmas Day only. Open all other scheduled days from 8am to 5pm.

New Year's Eve fireworks

Fireworks will take place at approximately 9.15pm and 12 midnight on New Year’s Eve Monday December 31 from the poppet head in Rosalind Park.

For safety purposes, revellers are reminded that there is an 85 metre exclusion zone surrounding the Rosalind Park Poppet Head.

The City would like to advise that the QEO car park off View Street will be closed from 6am Monday December 31 until approximately 9am Tuesday January 1 for safety reasons associated with the New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

It is strongly recommended that the appropriate measures be put in place by animal owners to ensure animals are safe.

Maternal and Child Health

All Maternal and Child Health services will close at 5pm, Friday December 21 and re-open from Wednesday January 2, 2019.

To make or change appointments please contact 4408 6590 during office hours.

The 24 hour Maternal and Child Health line is always available on 13 22 29.

Multi-storey car parks in Edward Street and Hargreaves Street

The multi-storey car parks in Edward Street and Hargreaves Street will be open in line with extended retail shopping hours:

Monday December 17           7am – 7.30pm

Tuesday December 18          7am – 7.30pm

Wednesday December 19     7am – 9.30pm

Thursday December 20         7am – 9.30pm

Friday December 21              7am – 9.30pm

Saturday December 22          7am – 8.30pm

Sunday December 23            7am – 8.30pm

Monday December 24           7am –7.30pm

Tuesday December 25          Closed 

Wednesday December 26     7am – 7.30pm

Thursday December 27         7am – 7.30pm

Friday December 28              7am – 9.30pm

Saturday December 29          7am – 6pm

Sunday December 30            Closed 

Monday January 31                7am-7.30pm

Tuesday January 1                 Closed 

Wednesday January 2            7am – 7.30pm

Thursday January 3                7am – 7.30pm

Friday January 4                     7am – 9.30pm

The Capital, Ulumbarra Theatre and Box Office

The Box Office at 50 View Street, Bendigo will close at 5pm, Friday December 21 and re-open Wednesday January 2, 2019. Tickets may still be purchased online at www.gotix.com.au   

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