Change to services due to COVID-19 lockdown

Monday, 09 August

In line with NSW Government-mandated lockdown across the Northern Rivers, Lismore City Council has made significant changes to its service delivery.
Residents can be assured that the following essential services will continue unaffected:
  • water supply
  • sewerage
  • waste collection
  • public safety measures.
The following facilities and services are CLOSED for the duration of the lockdown:
  • The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road. Nimbin Transfer Station
  • The Revolve Shop and CDS Bulk Drop Off
  • The Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre
  • The Lismore Regional Gallery
  • Lismore City Hall
  • Council depots, such as at Brunswick Street and Wyrallah Road, are closed to public access
  • All libraries in the affected Local Government Areas. However, the eLibrary is open, providing access to reading materials in downloadable digital formats from the RTRL website or the Richmond Tweed Library app
  • The Corporate Centre in Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah. Some Council staff will continue to work from the building and people can continue to phone Council. Please use our on-line services at
Council activities that will continue to operate are:
  • Council parks and open spaces remain open, however, all play equipment, barbecues, skateparks, exercise equipment and similar are closed and cannot be used.
  •  Roadworks, with the works program continuing, subject to resources
  • The Lismore Airport, with a reduced number of flights
  • The Blakebrook Quarry
  • Lismore Cemetery and Crematorium, with some new health protocols in place
  • Internal departments such as finance, planning and development, IT and HR
Members of the public are reminded they can go online to pay rates and water bills, order and pay for conveyancing certificates and even pay invoices such as those due for development applications.
People who cannot access online services should phone the Contact Centre on 6625 0500.

Council staff are being redeployed where necessary and/or shared across the region. As part of business continuity many staff have been set up to work from home so that services can continue.

Council is committed to maintaining services wherever possible during this difficult time. The priority is the health and safety of the Lismore community and Council employees. Council thanks members of the public for their patience and understanding.

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