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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council is constantly monitoring the situation as well as taking advice from the Australian and New South Wales governments to respond appropriately to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Residents are urged to follow the NSW rules for gatherings that apply to individuals and businesses and recommended protocols for social distancing. Residents are also urged to get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild.

Travel to and from NSW

Information about travelling to and from NSW from interstate and overseas can be found:


Drive-through testing is now available in Inverell.  Appointments are to be booked in advance by phoning the Inverell clinic on 6721 9520.

Clinic information for our region can be found here:

As restrictions start to ease and we become more active it is important to ensure we:

Follow the rules.
Practice social distancing.
Wash your hands.
Get tested.
Look after the vulnerable.
Look after yourself.
Stay home
Download the COVISafe App


All Council facilities remain open.

Our Administration Centre in Otho Street remains open and as per government advice, please only visit the Administration Centre if it is essential. MASKS MUST BE WORN WHEN ENTERING ANY COUNCIL INDOOR FACILITY.

If possible, please do business with us via email, online or by telephone – our contact details are below. Contactess payments encouraged.

Payments can be made via BPay or direct debit can be arranged through your bank. Online payments can be made via our website please visit our Rates & Water page for more information.

Our customer service team is available 8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays to assist.

Email:  Web:  Phone: (02) 6728 8288  Facebook:

In conjunction with the NSW Government restrictions please ensure you continue to follow: the physical distancinghygiene and safety requirements for businesses, stay home if you are feeling unwell and get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild.

Restrictions are easing and constantly changing, please visit: for the current restriction levels.


For information on local business and facilities please make direct contact with the particular business / facility to ensure individual requirements are adhered to.

For residents who are in self isolation or those who wish to minimise contact with others, many local businesses are now offering services such as home delivery, phone ordering and contactless pick-up.

Council is maintaining a list of these businesses, which is posted on our Facebook page.

We encourage residents to take up these options and commend local businesses for continuing to service our community in these difficult times.

2020 Council Elections Postponed

The Minister for Local Government has postponed the September 2020 Local Government elections for one year due to COVID-19.

This means elections will now be held September 2021 and the current council will remain in place until then. The subsequent local government elections will be held in 2024.


Council Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Alerts
31 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) News AlertDownload[3 MB – PDF]
26 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) News AlertDownload[742 KB – PNG]
20 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) News AlertDownload[78 KB – PNG]


Australian Government website & The NSW Government website: These sites are regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

Department of Health website: For further information on COVID-19, including  daily updates, FAQ’s, current facts and figures, staying healthy and travel advice.

Coronavirus Statistics: The NSW Government updates their website every day with the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.

Coronavirus Testing Clinics: Find your closest Coronavirus Testing Clinic using the NSW Health interactive map

Last modified: 01-Jul-2021



Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530