Following the recent State Government announcement regarding the coronavirus shut-down measures, the following changes have been made to council services and facilities. We are striving to deliver most of our services online or by telephone and will continue to make modifications as required to ensure we play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
If any of these closures cause you personal or financial hardship, please contact us on 1300 365 003.
Council offices and customer service centres
Indigo Shire customer service centres in Beechworth, Yackandandah and Rutherglen closed at 5pm Monday 23 March until further notice.
While the physical building will is now closed, we continue to provide customer service online and over the phone. You can make a request online here, contact us on 1300 365 003 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Maternal and child health and immunisation clinics
Due to current COVID-19 social distancing requirements in place, all Indigo Shire immunisation services will now be by appointment only.
If you or your child requires vaccination at one of Council’s immunisation sessions, please contact Wodonga Council (Indigo’s Immunisation Provider) to make an appointment on 1800 655 360. The service will try to accommodate everyone with an appointment of approximately 10 minutes. Please note that only one parent/guardian should accompany a child into the immunisation session.
The 2020 Flu vaccine is not yet available for purchase at Council immunisation sessions. Community members who fall into the following risk categories may make an appointment to receive their free flu vaccine at any Council immunisation session:
- Children aged 6 months to < 5 years
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from 6 months and over
- People aged ≥6 months who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes
- Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
Information for parents with infants and young children(PDF, 1MB)
Suspended until further notice.
Indigo Shire libraries are closed, including all library programs. We have online books and resources to access with your membership including Borrow Box, and we are working on alternative service delivery models. Access our online resources here.
- You can still return items via the after hours chute
- You can still phone and email staff for assistance
- Item due dates will be extended as needed
Indigo Shire swimming pools are closed until further notice.
Beechworth's Burke Museum and Historic Precinct
The Burke Museum and Historic Precinct are closed until further notice. We will reopen as soon as advice changes.
Visitor Information Centres
Indigo Shire’s Visitor Information Centres are closed until further notice. Telephone and online services continue as normal.
Our transfer stations are still open however we are no longer accepting cash payments.
The following Youth Services and Initiatives have been postponed until further notice: Youth Politics Camp, The Rainbow Ball 2020 and the North East Skate Park Series.
L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program
Suspended until further notice.
Outdoor play spaces
All Indigo Shire outdoor play spaces including playgrounds, skate parks and BBQs are now closed to the public.
Indigo Shire Council owned and managed recreation facilities are now closed until further notice.