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Source: State of Victoria Local Government

City of Greater Bendigo offices in Bendigo and Heathcote will close from 3pm Tuesday December 24, 2019 and re-open at 8.30am Thursday January 2, 2020.

Over the Christmas holiday period, the City will continue to provide residents with access to services.

The City has a 24-hour responsive telephone service. In an emergency please phone 5434 6000.

We wish you and your family a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

Bendigo Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery will be open from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.

Bendigo Livestock Exchange 

Weekly prime lamb, sheep and cattle sales will not operate on Monday December 23 and 30, and will return to normal on Monday January 6.

Truck crate wash will only be available to access with use of an AVData Key, which can be pre-purchased prior to Friday December 20.

Pools and splash park 

Closed Christmas Day.

Early Learning Centres 

Annie Galvin Early Learning Centre

Gladstone Street, Bendigo

Closes 6pm Monday December 23 and reopens 7am Friday January 3, 2020.

Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre

45 Crook Street, Strathdale

Closes 6pm Monday December 23 and reopens 7am Friday January 3, 2020.

Maternal and Child Health

All Maternal and Child Health services will close 3pm Tuesday December 24 and re-open 8.30am Thursday January 2, 2020. To make or change appointments please phone 4408 6590 during office hours.

The 24-hour Maternal and Child Health line is always available on 13 22 29.

Domestic Assistance, Respite Care, Property Maintenance and Social Support will not be provided from Wednesday December 25, 2019 until Thursday January 2, 2020.

Only personal care service will be provided during this period. Social Support Group clients will be contacted about attendance during the holiday period.

If you do not require any services or wish to make changes to your service for the Christmas period, please notify our office on 4408 6560 between 8.30am and 5pm.

Waste services

General waste, recycling and organics

Please note that the only general waste, recycling and organics collections affected over the Christmas/New Year period are on Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25. No other general waste, recycling or organics collections will be affected over the holiday period.

If your collection is due on Christmas Day please place your bins out on Christmas night, Wednesday December 25. Your bins will then be collected sometime over the next two days, at the latest by 5pm on Friday December 27.

Please ensure your bins are left out until this time or until they are emptied.

Eaglehawk Landfill

Closed Christmas Day only. Open all other days, 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday.

Heathcote, Goornong and Strathfieldsaye Transfer Stations

Closed Christmas Day only. Open all other scheduled days from 8am to 5pm.

Multi storey car parks in Edward Street and Hargreaves Street

The multi storey car parks in Edward and Hargreaves Streets will be open in line with extended retail shopping hours:

Saturday December 14 Edward Street ……………………………7am – 6pm
Saturday December 14 Hargreaves Street ………………..7am – 9.30pm
Sunday December 15 …………..7am – 5.30pm
Monday December 16 ………….7am – 7.30pm
Tuesday December 17………….7am – 7.30pm
Wednesday December 18 ……7am – 7.30pm
Thursday December 19 ……….7am – 9.30pm
Friday December 20 …………….7am – 9.30pm
Saturday December 21 ………..7am – 8.30pm
Sunday December 22 …………..7am – 8.30pm
Monday December 23 ………….7am – 9.30pm
Tuesday December 24………….7am – 8.30pm
Wednesday December 25 ………………..Closed
Thursday December 26 ……….7am – 8.30pm
Friday December 27 …………….7am – 9.30pm
Saturday December 28 ……………..7am – 6pm
Sunday December 29 ……………………….Closed
Monday December 30 ………….7am – 7.30pm
Tuesday December 31………….7am – 7.30pm
Wednesday January 1 ……………………..Closed
Thursday January 2……………..7am – 7.30pm
Friday January 3…………………..7am – 9.30pm
Saturday January 4 …………………..7am – 6pm
Sunday January 5 …………………………….Closed

New Year’s Eve fireworks

Fireworks will take place at approximately 9.15pm and midnight on New Year’s Eve Tuesday December 31 from the Rosalind Park Poppet Head.

For safety purposes, revellers are reminded that there is an 85m exclusion zone surrounding the Rosalind Park Poppet Head.

The City would like to advise that the QEO car park off View Street will be closed from 6am Tuesday December 31 until approximately 9am Wednesday January 1 for safety reasons associated with the New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

It is strongly recommended that the appropriate measures be put in place by animal owners to ensure animals are safe.

Post Office Gallery

The Post Office Gallery will be open from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.

The Capital and Ulumbarra Theatre Box Office

The Box Office at 50 View Street, Bendigo will close at 3pm Tuesday December 24 and re-open 9am Thursday January 2, 2020.

Tickets and vouchers can be purchased at gotix.com.au

Visitor Information Centres

Bendigo

Open 7 days, 9am to 5pm
Closed Christmas day.

Heathcote

Open 7 days, 9am to 5pm
Closed Christmas Day.

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