Service changes due to coronavirus

This page was last updated Monday 7 December 2020

Yarra, along with the rest of metropolitan Melbourne, moved to COVIDSafe Summer Restrictions from 11.59pm Sunday 6 December 2020.

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Aged and disability services

  • Most services (like delivered meals and home care) are running as normal, with extra safety precautions. 
  • The Willowview Seniors’ Centre and exercise / art groups, seniors’ social groups and community transport are currently suspended.
  • Call us on 03 9205 5555 if you need help with essential shopping assistance, free transport for COVID testing, or staying in touch.

Customer service centres

  • Our customer service centres at Collingwood Town Hall, Richmond Town Hall, Connie Benn Centre and Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library are open.
  • Wear a mask, keep your distance and wash your hands if you’re visiting us. If you’re feeling unwell or have any COVID symptoms, stay home and get tested.
  • Please use online services where possible.


  • Yarra Libraries branches are open with individual capacity and density limits. Visit times will be capped at 90 minutes. Wait times may apply.
  • Collingwood Library is closed due to ongoing building works.

Leisure centres

Sport and recreation 

  • Personal training is now allowed outdoors. Visit personal trainer permits for more information. 
  • Mayors Park tennis and Fitzroy Tennis Club are open for singles bookings only.
  • All remaining sport and recreation pavilions are closed until further notice.

Parks and playgrounds

  • Yarra's playgrounds are open. Please remember to practice good hand hygiene and maintain physical distancing. 

 Gleadell Street Market

  • The market is open every Saturday with capacity and density limits.
  • Please follow any directions from market staff and on-site signage.

Youth Services 

  • The Youth Centre at 156 Napier Street, Fitzroy is open for information, support and referral on weekdays from midday to 4pm.
  • Some after school group programs have re-commenced in-person – check our Instagram for more details.
  • The L2P program will resume on Monday 14 December 2020.
  • You can also call us on 03 9426 1455, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Business support

  • Visit our business page for the latest information.
  • You can also contact our Economic Development team via email.

Events and venues

  • We’re accepting some venue bookings – visit Yarra City Arts for up-to-date information.
  • EOIs for major event permits are currently open. Visit Plan an Event for up-to-date information.

Family and children's services

  • Long day care services are open for all families. 
  • Face-to-face maternal and child health services have resumed.
  • Our occasional care service is suspended until further notice. 
  • Some Yarra toy libraries have resumed services. Contact your local service for more information.
  • Parent activity programs and all external programs at Connie Benn Centre are postponed until further notice. 
  • Supported playgroups are suspended until further notice. 
  • First-time parent groups are offered online while face-to-face groups are suspended.


Recycling drop-off centre

  • The recycling drop-off centre in Clifton Hill is open. Extended wait times are likely – thank you for your patience.


  • Regular parking enforcement has recommenced across the City of Yarra. 
  • Please park legally at all times. 

All other services

  • Household waste and recycling collections, planning, building, animal management, and parking and traffic services operate as normal.
  • There may be some ongoing delays to hard waste collection.