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Find out what other services and programs are running.

Other Services & Programs

Are waste collection services still running?

Yes, waste collection and operations at Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility continue as usual.

Are public toilets open?

Most public toilets are still open – including Bicentennial Park, Nightcliff Foreshore and Civic Park.

Is Shoal Bay Waste Facility still open?

Yes Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility remains open daily, including public holidays from 7am – 6pm.  HPA is no longer open and the general public are asked NOT to drop off any goods to until further notice

Will my rubbish be collected?

Household waste will continue to be collected on the same day each week.

Are Council meetings still being held?

We are currently exploring contingency plans for all Council meetings - this will include the use of video conferencing facilities, teleconferencing and pared-back agendas. There will be no more public forums held at Council Meetings until further notice

Is Council providing any support for business and local economy?

Yes. On 17 March City of Darwin actioned a stimulus package to support Darwin businesses and the local economy during the COVID-19 response.
The measures include:

  • Car Parking fees and charges for CBD on-street parking are waived from 18 March 2020 for an initial period of 60 days (time restrictions still apply)
  • The charging of interest on outstanding rates balances is suspended from 18 March 2020 until 30 June 2020
  • Council will identify options for encouraging residents to shop and dine in Darwin


The Northern Territory Government has indicated they wish public markets to continue operation, focusing on food.

What measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 at the markets?

City of Darwin has met with NT Health to ensure Australian Government guidelines are adhered to:

  • social distancing
  • hand washing
  • single use containers only
  • no chairs or tables
  • moving people on after purchasing food
  • sufficient spacing between stalls
  • sufficient spacing between car parks
  • closure of playgrounds
  • money and food handling to be undertaken by different persons

Council will initiate additional measures:

  • Installation of paper towels in the public toilets
  • Increased cleaning regime in the public toilets and public areas
  • Closure of playground areas
  • Presence of COD Rangers at the markets

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