Community Notice: COVID-19 - During this Emergency all Council offices and Depot are Closed to Public Access

Whilst the doors are closed, please contact us via email, phone, facebook or this website. Stay safe! More info

Stay Home - Save Lives Tasmanian Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738

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15th April 2020
Information and advice about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) including latest updates from the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created by the Tasmanian Government, this website has truthful information, fact sheets and links to Australian Government COVID-19 support.

Australian Government Information

Premier Peter Gutwein

Daily briefings can be accessed at his Facebook page:


Emergency 000

Tasmanian Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738

Smithton Medical Centre (03) 6452 2555

Smithton District Hospital (03) 6478 9520

Mental Health Support

Life Line 13 11 14 (24 hours, 7 days)

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Beyond Blue : 1300 224 636 (24 hours, 7 days)

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Mens Line Australia: 1300 78 99 78 (24 hours, 7 days)

A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

Kids Help Line -  1800 55 1800 (24 hours, 7 days)

Free 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

SANE Australia 1800 18 72 63

Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.

Rural Alive and Well (RAW):  Call 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283) (24 hours, 7 days)

Call 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283)

RAW (Rural Alive & Well Inc.) is a not for profit organisation helping individuals, families and the community through mental health issues with a focus on reducing the prevalence of suicide in rural communities.

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling 1800 011 046

Mental health and wellbeing support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.

Circular Head Council Closures

Council has closed the majority of Council owned facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council Administration Office – closed to public access phone 03 6452 4800

Council Works Depot – closed to public access.

Council parks, and reserves are still open for exercise purposes.

All fitness equipment, playgrounds, and BBQ equipment have been closed.

Swirl – Smithton Wellbeing, Indoor, Recreation and Leisure – Pool and Stadium closed

Smithton Recreation Ground precinct – Hockey Centre, Sporting Fields, Tennis and Netball closed to all organised sport, passive recreation only.  People must follow the social distancing requirements (either a family household, or 2 people only).

Stanley Town Hall - closed

Stanley Recreation Ground – closed to public and organised sport.  People may use the site for personal exercise but must follow the social distancing requirements (either a family household, or 2 people only).

Marrawah Hall and Redpa Recreation Ground closed to Public.

Council Facebook page will have regular updates and links to relevant information

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service have closed reserves under their management.

Please see:

Economic Response to the Coronavirus

COVID-19 Business Support, Grants and Loans

Dear Circular Head Community

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in recent history. As a community, we have adapted to social isolation, distancing and washing our hands, the importance of these actions will continue to flatten the curve of the Corona Virus.

The Circular Head Council is urging the community to buy and support local Circular Head businesses. The local businesses are diversifying to provide their services either online, via delivery or call and collect.

Throughout this challenging time as a council, we encourage everyone to be patient, kind and show support to all in our community. Pick up the phone and check on family, friends and our neighbours.

So please, stay home, wash hands and save lives.


Yours sincerely