Published on Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 4:00:00 PM

Shire of Toodyay residents will be pleased to know that as of Monday, 18 May 2020, our Offices will be reopening to the public. This includes the Administration Office, Visitors Centre and Library, with the Museums opening in Phase 3. These are hopefully the first of several steps in the next few weeks as the State Government gradually lifts restrictions and allows WA residents to begin returning to a more normal state of reality.

Certain restrictions will remain in place for the time being these will include:

  • The number of people that may enter our facilities at a given time - 1 person per 4m² rule that will remain in place. Please take note of any signage and floor markings.
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be provided and visitors to the facilities are encouraged to make use of it.
  • We will also continue to have rope barriers in place at the Administration Centre to ensure the 1.5m social distancing is observed between visitors and Shire staff.
  • We prefer you to use 'tap & go' still instead of cash.
  • If you are unwell, please do not visit us.

Other Shire services and facilities that have been closed or cancelled in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 Pandemic remain closed or unavailable for the time being. This includes playgrounds and skate parks and Museums. As soon as these services are permitted to resume by the State Government, the Shire will re-open them and advise the public accordingly.

Please see the below link for questions regarding the requirements of all businesses within the Shire in order to open from Monday 18 May 2020

On this page you will find frequently asked questions on:

  • General
  • Returning to work
  • Entertainment, hospitality and food
  • Sport and recreation
  • Socialising and community
  • Travel
  • Education
  • Religion, places of worship and ceremonies
  • Arts and cultural centres
  • Aged care, hospitals and prisons
  • Real estate

What is a COVID Safety Plan?

Prior to reopening, all businesses including hospitality, sports and recreation, and community and cultural venues will need to complete a COVID Safety Plan and have it available for inspection by authorising officers.

The WA Government has begun consulting with key stakeholders to develop COVID Safety Plans and Guidelines which will be available online at sometime this week – PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR IT.
All Food Businesses and public swimming pool owners within the Shire (B&Bs, Hotels, Aquatic Facilities) are being contacted to ensure COVID-19 compliance requirements are completed prior to opening.
We are excited to resume doing business face to face again with our community. If you have any enquiries contact the Shire on 9574 9300 or


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