NOTICE is hereby given that Gwydir Shire Council will operate on reduced services during the Christmas/New Year period from Thursday 24 December 2020 to Monday 04 January 2021. All administration offices will CLOSE at 12.30pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and will reopen at 9.00am Monday 04 January 2021.

Garbage Collections

All waste collections services will be collected as usual on scheduled days INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Waste Centres

Bingara and Warialda landfills will be CLOSED on all Public Holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 28 December (Boxing Day Holiday) New Year’s Day and Australia Day Public Holiday 26 January 2021.

Normal operating hours will apply on all other days – 8.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm daily.

Service NSW

Services NSW Offices will CLOSE at 12.30pm Thursday 24 December 2020 and will return to usual operating days from 04 January 2021 (Bingara – Mon and Thurs; Warialda – Tues, Wed and Fri).

After Hours Emergency Services

Impounding – Mobile 0417 792 650

Roads and Bridges

Warialda – Mobile 0428 291 951

Bingara – Mobile 0427 241 511

Water and Sewerage

Warialda/Gravesend – Mobile 0428 291 206

Bingara – Mobile 0436 922 789

North Star – Mobile 0427 291 274

Bushfire Emergency – Phone 000

Flood or Storm Emergency – SES 132500

Commonwealth Home Support Program (formerly HACC) Offices (CHSP)

The Warialda Commonwealth Home Support Program Offices will be CLOSED from Tuesday 22 December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 11 January 2021. Bingara CHSP will close at 12.00 noon 23 December 2020 and reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.

Tourist Offices

Warialda and Bingara Tourist Information Centres will be CLOSED on Public Holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day holiday 28 December and New Year’s Day). Centres will be open on all other days during the Christmas period on reduced hours and offering some limited service levels. Please note: Warialda Tourist Information Centre will operate on a volunteer basis, days/hours may vary.

Centrelink (Bingara)

The Bingara Centrelink Office will CLOSE at 12.00 noon on Thursday 24 December and will return to usual operating hours from 04 January 2021.


Warialda and Bingara Libraries will CLOSE at 12:30pm on Thursday 24 December. Both libraries will return to normal operating hours on 04 January 2021.

Toy Libraries

Warialda Toy Library will CLOSE from 12pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 04 January 2021. It will then close from 18 January and will reopen on 01 February 2021.

Bingara Toy Library will CLOSE from 12:30pm 17 December 2020 and will reopen on 18 January 2021.

Vacation Care

Vacation care programs will be delivered for Warialda at Warialda Town Hall commencing 17 & 18 December 2020 and again on 11-15 January 2021. Programs will be delivered for Bingara at the Bingara Preschool commencing 21 & 22 December 2020 and again on 04 – 08 January 2021. Contact Chloe Taylor on 0408 454 813 for further information. Bookings are essential.

Bingara Preschoolwill return on 28 January 2021.

Max Eastcott

General Manager