Ararat Rural City Council - COVID-19 Response
In response to the Victorian Government's announcement today, Council facilities will reopen from Wednesday, 28 July 2021.
CHANGES IN SERVICES
Council facilities and services will reopen as per normal operations from Wednesday, 28 July. Please note that density and capacity do apply. This includes:
Municipal Offices - Customer Service will be closed between 1-2pm each day.
- Ararat Library – Open as per normal hours
- Ararat Fitness Centre – Open as per normal hours, bookings are required, call 5355 0201.
- Visitor Information Centre – Open as per normal hours
- Ararat Gallery TAMA – Open as per normal hours
- Transfer Stations – Open as per normal hours
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH COUNCIL
Visit our customer service centre on 59 Vincent Street or you can connect with us through:
Call 5355 0200 to speak to one of our customer service staff.
Send us an email through and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.
Please keep an eye on our website or social media accounts for updates around the ongoing changes.
- Facebook –
- Instagram -
Making a payment
For East Grampians Health Service, Elmhurst Bushing Nursing Centre, Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre, and Willaura Healthcare call (03) 5352 9363
Ararat Medical Center, Ph: (03) 5352 2311
Tristar Medical Group Ararat, Ph: (03) 5352 1555
Regular support chats
Practical assistance, such as helping to access food and other essentials
Link people to social activities and groups to help with isolation
Facilitating business to business relationships
Business advice on how to reopen safely
Assist with lodging applications for permits, such as outdoor dining and liquor licencing
Costs of permits and liquor licencing will be waivered during this time, and we are working to help this transition be as smooth as possible for all local businesses.
Phillippa Cairns on 5355 0241 or
Tim McDougall on 5355 0264 or
Council's Economic Development team is dedicated to working closely with businesses to cushion the blow in these difficult times and assist businesses to navigate the options available to them. #Stongertogether
For information links to access advice regarding funding and health advice for businesses of all sizes, please click here