In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic Council will be taking measures to protect the community and Council Staff so that we can continue to provide essential services to our community.  The table below provides an overview of Council Services through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Revised & Continuing Council Services:

Council Service

Service Status

Services Provided:

Water & Sewerage


Services will be continued

Waste Management


Services continued including bin collection and recycling.

Waste Depot services as normal at this stage.

Road Maintenance & Safety


Council crews will continue to maintain roads and road safety at this stage. 

Staff could be reduced if virus is ongoing and therefore skeleton crews will be working.

Council Main Office (including Service NSW)

Limited Access - 01 June 2020


From 1 June 2020:
Services Maintained
People waiting at reception limited to one person at a time. 

Phone:  02 6774 2500  Email: 

Walcha Preschool


Services maintained, schools have resumed face to face lessons.

Council Depot


Services Maintained but will be reviewed to ensure Staff safety.

Ranger Services


Service maintained.  Uralla Shire Council will determine this decision.

Park & Sporting Grounds


Maintenance of grounds will continue however we encourage event organisers, sporting clubs and associations to observe social distancing practices as prescribed by Federal Government.

Squash Court Complex including Gym


This service will be closed from Monday
23 March 2020 following advice issued by the State and Federal Governments.

Pubic Toilets


Lions Park and McHattan Park to remain.  Quota Park Toilets will be opened from 01 June 2020.

Meals on Wheels

Operational with new controls.

Service is continuing as normal with additional for our Staff providing this service.

Food Pantry Bus to Uralla


Individual trips to Supermarket available by appointment.  Please phone 6774 2471

Town Bus for Walcha local shopping


Service increased to twice per week.   Bookings required on 6774 2471.

Walcha Community Care Office


Drop ins by prior appointment only.  Please call 6774 2471 to make an appointment. All events and Group gatherings have been cancelled. 

Medical Drives


Please contact Walcha Community Care on 6774 2471.

Walcha Library

Normal Opening Hours from 06 October 2020

Resumed normal Library opening hours.  Books returned will be quarantined and cleaned prior to being put back into circulation.

Development Applications and Assessments

Operational – Tues/Wed/Thursday.


Walcha Memorial Baths – Pool


Open:  31 October 2020

Close:  04 April 2021

Visitor Information Centre



Bus to Armidale

Service Limited

Service limited according to COVID Safe numbers

Bus to Tamworth

Service Limited

Service limited according to COVID Safe numbers

School Holiday activities

Activities Limited

Advertised before the holidays.

Library Storytime and other group activities

Activities suspended

Suspended until further notice.

Council Chambers


All bookings of the Council Chambers are LIMITED with reduced numbers and socially distancing enforced until further notice.

Street Stall

Operational – Fridays & Saturdays ONLY

Holding your street stall is totally up to the individual charity/organisation/club.  However please observe social distancing practices as prescribed by the Federal Government.