COVID-19 Information

This page was last updated 10.30am, Wednesday 1 April 2020.

The City has been continuously monitoring the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic situation.

We are preparing the organisation to enable us to continue to provide essential and emergency local government services during what may be an extended health and economic crisis.

We're working closely with State and Federal Governments as well as partner organisations and the groups and individuals who use our facilities as we respond to this fast-moving situation.

The safety and wellbeing of the community is our priority. We will provide updates on this page as well via our social media channels and our eNewsletter as new information specific to the City of South Perth community becomes available.

Indoor and outdoor gatherings

The WA Government advises a limit for both indoor and outdoor gatherings of two persons only.

All Western Australians are advised to stay home unless for:

  • shopping for what you need - food, takeaway, and necessary supplies
  • medical or health care needs, including compassionate requirements
  • exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements
  • work and study if you can’t work or learn remotely.

Exceptions to this limit include:

  • people of the same household going out together
  • funerals - a maximum of 10 people
  • weddings - a maximum of 5 people.

The City does not have any authority to enforce State and Federal directives related to social gatherings. If you have any concerns about this issue, please contact Crime Stoppers on 131 444.

What the City is doing

Waste and Recycling

There are no changes to the weekly kerb waste collection in the City. Household waste will be collected as usual on your designated day.

Recycling Centre

From Monday 30 March, the Recycling Centre will be closed from Mondays to Thursdays until further notice. It will remain open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-4.45pm.

Building Services

Payment by cheque has been temporarily suspended, however applicants are invited to contact the team to discuss alternative ways to pay by email at

Development applications and building permits can be submitted via a letterbox located in the Civic Centre reception area. 


All City-facilitated community events and programs have either been postponed or cancelled 


South Perth and Manning Libraries are closed until further notice. Please refer to the State Library media release.

Online eResources including ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, eLearning, research and streaming services are still operating as normal.

The due date for all existing library loans has been extended to 30 June 2020. The library after hours return chute is closed and library members are asked to keep any borrowed items until advised further.

The Old Mill

The Old Mill is closed until further notice.

Community Facilities

Playgrounds and GBLC skate park

All playgrounds and public exercise equipment within the City are now closed. The Parks teams are out and about roping off the equipment and signs will be erected over the next few days. 

Whilst our reserves and foreshores remain open for casual use, users are required to observe physical distancing as well as the group gathering limits of no more than TWO people (with the exceptions as listed above).

George Burnett Leisure Centre

George Burnett Leisure Centre is closed until further notice.

Bookings for parks, reserves and community facility bookings

  • No bookings will be accepted for either indoor or outdoor community facilities until further notice
  • The City’s community bus is not available for hire or use until further notice.

Community recreation facilities

Indoor sporting venues and their associated outdoor spaces are restricted from opening. Local sporting clubs have been requested to liaise with their relevant state sporting association to review/implement the impact of this directive on their operations.

Collier Park Golf

Collier Park Golf is closed until further notice. 

Animal Care Facility

Although Rangers continue to operate as usual, the Animal Care Facility has closed to members of the public. The Facility will remain staffed and community members are requested to contact the Rangers on 9474 0777 for lost and found animals.

The City's cat boarding service has been temporarily suspended. 

Public toilets

Public toilets will remain open within the City whilst they are serviceable. Unfortunately, due to repeated vandalism, the toilets at Bill Grayden Reserve and Coode Street, near the Boatshed cafe have been closed. 

All toilets are being cleaned and sanitised on a frequent basis.

Senior Citizen’s Centres

Both South Perth and Manning senior citizens centres have ceased facilitating programs and are closed to the public, but continue to provide essential services to support the community. Meals on Wheels is available to be delivered through South Perth Senior Citizens Centre; and podiatry and hairdressing services are available from Manning Senior Citizens Centre.

Citizenship Ceremonies 

In reviewing the state and federal government directives Citizenship Ceremonies will be postponed until further notice. 

Manning Men's Shed

The Manning Men’s Shed is closed until further notice. A virtual shed network will be available via phone, email and social media. For more information visit Manning Men's Shed.

South Perth Historical Society Gallery and Cultural Centre

The South Perth Historical Society Gallery and Cultural Centre will be closed until further notice.

News updates

News Listings

April 2020

Coronavirus update 31 March 2020

Public Notice 1 April 2020

Latest update from the Department of Health dated 31 March 2020.

March 2020

Message from Mayor Greg Milner

News Update 27 March 2020

Your Council has been hard at work during these difficult times to respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Coronavirus update 27 March 2020

Public Notice 27 March 2020

Latest update from the Department of Health dated 27 March 2020.


Administration and operations update on COVID-19

News Update 27 March 2020

City of South Perth CEO Geoff Glass outlines the City's administration and operations response to the COVID-19 situation.


Coronavirus update 24 March 2020

Public Notice 25 March 2020

Latest update from the Department of Health dated 24 March 2020.