Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 27 July 2022

This page provides the Kempsey Shire community with information about coronavirus (COVID-19).

For general COVID-19 guidance and support, see the NSW Government's COVID-19 information. 

For the latest Council news, see Council news & updates.

Important update

What to do if you test positive or there's a COVID-19 case in your household

See the latest NSW Government advice on:

Council services 

Customer Service 

  • The Customer Service team is available between 9am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Many services are available over the phone or online - see Contact us.

Waste services

  • Regular household three-bin kerbside collections continue as normal.
  • The Waste Management Centre on Crescent Head Road and the Waste Transfer Stations in South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Bellbrook are open.
  • The Mobile Community Recycling Centre is operating - see the Mobile CRC Calendar.


Libraries are open with normal operating hours.

All library branches are offering a click-and-collect service. To access this, please visit Mid North Coast Library Service or use the Mid North Coast Library App.

Slim Dusty Centre and Kempsey Visitor Information Centre

Opening hours are:

  • Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday - 10am to 2pm.

The facility is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

South West Rocks Visitor Information Centre

The South West Rocks Visitor Information Centre is open from 10am to 3pm daily.

Council meetings and public forums

For Council meeting information, see Council meetings, public forums and catch-ups.

Community engagement

Please visit Your Say Macleay for details of individual community engagement projects.

Support for our community

People with disability

Make your own Emergency plan for COVID-19. This resource is in Easy Read format.

Aboriginal health resources

NSW Health provides a range of Aboriginal health resources. The Australian Government also publishes information about COVID-19 vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Support for business

For information on how Council can support your business, see COVID-19 support.