Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 4 October 2022

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

For the latest rules and guidance about coronavirus, see the NSW Government's COVID-19 rules

For the latest Kempsey Shire Council news, see Council news & updates

Council services 

Customer Service 

  • Our 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 are operating 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.


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.