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 COVID-19: News Updates

City of Belmont COVID-19 E-Newsletters

The City has been sending regular e-newsletter updates of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related government directives. To subscribe to our e-newsletter, click here.

DATE: 4:30pm Friday 22 May

The City’s Civic Centre will reopen to the public on Monday 25 May 2020! You’ll be able to visit us in person for information services and enquiries, application processing and processing of payments and fees.

To ensure that we can deliver services as safely as possible to protect our community and staff we have made the following changes:
  • Revised opening hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Limits of 7 patrons at a time in the customer service area.
  • Strict physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in place.
  • One on one services such as Justice of the Peace and resume writing remain cancelled until further notice.
Our helpful customer service staff remain contactable on 9477 7222 or via 

DATE: 1pm Friday 15 May 2020

The Ruth Faulkner Library will reopen on Monday, 18 May 2020. Changes have been made to ensure that we can deliver services as safely as possible during these challenging times of COVID-19.

Key Changes:

  • Revised opening hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Limits of 20 patrons at a time, attendee records will be taken upon your arrival.
  • Collection point established for pre-arranged services including click and collect items and printing.
  • Public computer usage limited to 30 minutes with allocation on first come, first served basis.
  • Free public Wi-Fi accessible from Faulkner Park.
  • Returned library items to be quarantined for 48 hours and disinfected (where possible). 

DATE: 5:00pm Friday 1 May 2020

The City of Belmont unanimously voted, at its first electronic Ordinary Council meeting on 28 April, in support of a zero per cent increase in rate revenue for the 2020-2021 financial year.

Councillors also voted in favour of a raft of additional financial assistance measures aimed at alleviating some of the financial burden being faced by residents, business and clubs in light of COVID-19, many of which will take effect immediately.

“COVID-19 is potentially the biggest challenge our City has faced in most of our lifetimes and we want the people of Belmont to know that we are endeavouring to help and do whatever we can to assist the community,” Mayor Marks said.

DATE: 12pm Monday 30 March 2020

Please be advised that Belmont Skate Park, City of Belmont public playgrounds and outdoor exercise areas will be closed from Monday 30 March following Federal Government directives. Police will be issuing on the spot fines for individuals in violation of this directive. Reports can be made to the Police on 131 444.

DATE: 9am Friday 27 March 2020

The City would like to advise that the Civic Centre will be closing to the public on Monday 30 March. We encourage you to either phone on 9477 7222, email or use online options for any queries you may have from this time.

DATE: 12pm Monday 23 March 2020

The City of Belmont would like to advise that Ruth Faulkner Library has closed from 12pm Monday 23 March in response to State Government directives regarding COVID-19 pandemic.

The safety, health and wellbeing of our local community is our top priority.

You can still access many of Ruth Faulkner Library’s great resources from home. Membership forms can be completed via the Library’s online catalogue and give you instant access a range of free services including to our streaming platform, e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, educational resources and more.

The external 24/7 library chute will remain open for any members of the public who have books currently on loan. All loans periods have been extended. At this stage, items out on loan do not need to be returned to the Library until Thursday, 30 April 2020. Due dates will be adjusted as required.

Enquiries can be made by phone (08 9477 7150) or email ( between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. Your online account can still be used as usual to confirm item due dates or renew your items.

The Ruth Faulkner Library team are currently working on delivering children's programming to you in your own home. Keep an eye on the Ruth Faulkner Library webpage for upcoming storytime videos, activities, worksheets, science experiments and educational resources for children of all ages.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you to members and visitors for your understanding at this difficult time.

DATE: 9am Monday 23 March 2020

Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre to Close
Sadly Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre will be closing at 12pm today following the new Federal Government directives. Please see their website for how they will be looking after members and swimming lesson participants.

DATE: 20 March 2020

BlueFit, the operators of the City of Belmont’s Oasis Leisure Centre, has announced changes to some of its operations due to reduced attendance and government regulations on non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 per space as a result of COVID-19.

Belmont Oasis will temporarily cease operation of the following services effective close of business Friday 20 March 2020:
  • Aquatic areas
  • Learn To Swim
  • Cafe  
  • Creche
  • Spin classes
At this stage, the following services will continue under strict new rules:
  • Health club  - increased cleaning, and 100 max per room and under one person per sqm
  • Group Fitness Classes - size and frequency reduction
  • Sports Stadium
  • OSHC - with a possible extension on vacation care if school holidays extended. No vacation care excursions permitted
To keep up to date with actions they are taking in response to COVID-19, visit

DATE: 18 MARCH 2020

As a precautionary measure, the City of Belmont has cancelled effective immediately all City organised events, workshops, regular library programs and activities, Citizenship Ceremonies, public consultations and advisory group meetings effective today, until Sunday 19 April 2020 following Federal Government directives that all organised, non-essential gatherings not proceed to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.
This includes upcoming major events Harmonise Cultural Festival and Autumn River Festival.
Essential services such as the provision of weekly waste services, maintenance of roads, parks and drainage, will be maintained as best they can in the circumstances.
One on one activity such as Justice of Peace and resume writing workshops will continue as normal.
Community bookings of City Facilities such as halls and parks will proceed as normal, but should groups wish to withdraw their bookings they may do so with no penalty.

At this stage Ruth Faulkner Library will remain open but programs will be cancelled.