Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Affected City facilities and services

Following directions and health advice from the Australian and Victorian governments, the City has taken steps to reduce access to a range of facilities, venues and services.

Customer service centres

Our customer service centres are closed until further notice. Visit our contact page for our alternative contact methods.


City facilities and venues

In line with the national shutdown measures, the City has closed public access to the following:

All beaches in Greater Geelong (for gatherings)

Eastern Beach Reserve (for gatherings)

City-managed playgrounds

Skate and bike parks

Halls and community centres (excluding essential services)

Golf courses (Lara, Balyang Par 3, Queens Park - All season passes and memberships will be automatically suspended and extended)

Tennis courts

Equestrian centres

Exercise equipment

Lawn bowls

Public barbecues

Drinking fountains

Swim, Sport and Leisure centres (Leisurelink, Waterworld, Splashdown, Bellarine Aquatic and Sport Centre, Kardinia Pool and Lara Pool) Note: All memberships have been automatically put on hold;

Sport and recreation stadiums (The Geelong Arena, Barwon Valley Activity Centre, Corio Leisuretime Centre)

Potato Shed

National Wool Museum; and

The Carousel.

Employees and tenants will continue to have access to the listed facilities.

The following facilities are also affected:

Geelong Regional Library Corporation - all library branches and mobile libraries are shut until further notice.

Geelong Gallery - the gallery will be closed until at least 13 April 2020.

National Wool Museum - All public events, programs, guided tours and facilitated activities are suspended until 30 May 2020.

Platform Arts - Some programming is transitioning online, with all on-site activities suspended and the office closed to the public until 13 April 2020.

Child and Family services

The following services have been temporarily suspended:

Supported Playgroups

Parenting Sessions

New Parent Groups

Maternal & Child Health face-to-face appointments are continuing for newborn clients. Other consultations will be offered by phone or skype.

Childcare and Kindergarten are continuing as scheduled.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 31 March 2020