Find out about service closures

Festive opening hours

During the Christmas and New Year period, some of our services and facilities close or have altered opening hours ...

Civic Centre

Open weekdays from 9.30am-2.30pm until further notice, except:

  • Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 9.30am-1pm
  • Friday, 25 December (Christmas Day) - CLOSED
  • Monday, 28 December (Boxing Day public holiday) - CLOSED
  • Friday, 1 January (New Year's Day) - CLOSED

Reminder: we are not accepting cash payments at the Civic Centre and are only at a 25 per cent staff capacity, so have restricted people and teams in the office. If you are coming in to see a particular team please call beforehand to make sure they are available.

Transfer Station

  • Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 8am-12pm
  • Friday, 25 December (Christmas Day) - CLOSED
  • Saturday, 26 December (Boxing Day) - CLOSED
  • Sunday, 27 December - CLOSED
  • Monday, 28 December (Boxing Day public holiday) - CLOSED
  • Friday, 1 January (New Year's Day) - CLOSED

 

Libraries

Ascot Vale

  • Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 10am-1pm
  • Friday, 25 December -  Monday, 28 December - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 29 December - Thursday, 31 December - 10am-5pm
  • Friday, 1 January - CLOSED

Avondale Heights

  • Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 10am-1pm
  • Friday, 25 December -  Monday, 28 December - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 29 December - Thursday, 31 December - 10am-5pm
  • Friday, 1 January - CLOSED

Flemington

  • Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 10am-1pm
  • Friday, 25 December -  Monday, 28 December - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 29 December - Thursday, 31 December - 10am-5pm
  • Friday, 1 January - CLOSED

Niddrie

  • Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 9am-1pm
  • Friday, 25 December -  Monday, 28 December - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 29 December - Thursday, 31 December - 9am-5pm
  • Friday, 1 January - CLOSED

Sam Merrifield

  • Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 9am-1pm
  • Friday, 25 December -  Monday, 28 December - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 29 December - Thursday, 31 December - 9am-5pm
  • Friday, 1 January - CLOSED

Early learning (childcare)

Flemington Street Children's Centre
CLOSED - Thursday, 24 December - Monday, 18 January

Milleara Integrated Learning & Development Centre for Children (MILD)
CLOSED - Thursday, 24 December - Monday, 11 January

Montgomery Park Children's Centre
CLOSED - Thursday, 24 December - Monday, 11 January

Strathmore Children's Centre
CLOSED - Thursday, 24 December - Monday, 11 January

Shuter Street Occasional Care
Currently closed

Hopetoun Early Years Centre
CLOSED - Thursday, 24 December - Monday, 18 January

 

Community services

Domestic Assistance (Home Care) and Unescorted Shopping
CANCELLED - Thursday, 24 December from 1pm
CANCELLED - Friday, 25 December
CANCELLED -  Saturday, 26 December
CANCELLED - Monday, 28 December
CANCELLED - Friday, 1 January

Respite and Escorted Shopping
Cancelled on the public holidays listed above

Personal Care and transport to medical appointments
Will continue throughout, including public holidays

Community Meals, Dining Rooms and Community Transport
Will continue to provide limited services through the festive period on weekdays (not including public holidays). Services provided include shopping and appointment assistance.

Aberfeldie and Strathmore Men's Shed
Closed from Monday, 21 December and will reopen on Monday, 11 January

Knit and Knatter
Closed from Monday, 21 December and will re-open on Monday, 11 January

Healthy Ageing Exercise Classes
Virtual (including Crown Street Stables programs) will be closed from Friday, 21 December and will re-start on and resume on Monday, 1 February

 

Incinerator Gallery and Clocktower Centre

The Incinerator Gallery will close from Thursday, 24 December and will re-open on Tuesday, 5 January.

The Clocktower Centre will close from Thursday, 24 December and will re-open on Monday, 4 January.

Kindergartens, health and family wellbeing

Kindergartens
CLOSED - Thursday, 17 December - Monday, 1 February

Maternal and Child Health services
CLOSED - Friday, 25 December, Monday, 28 December, Friday, 1 January

Playgroups
CLOSED - Friday, 18 December - Thursday, 28 January