Contact tracing

Since 5 December 2020 we have implemented contact registers at our venues and facilities in line with the State Government's mandatory contact tracing requirements using the SafeWA App. Visit COVID-19 updates for more information.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date01 December 2020

Stay up to date with the City's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The safety, health and wellbeing of our community, customers and staff is our priority and we will continue to take advice from the Australian Government, State Government and WA Department of Health on these matters.

For all the latest updates and facts on COVID-19, please visit the WA Department of Health, the WA State Government, or call the coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080.

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SafeWA app contact registers

We have implemented contact registers at our venues and facilities in line with the State Government's mandatory contact tracing requirements using the SafeWA App. When you attend one of our facilities you will need to scan that venue's QR code using the SafeWA app on your phone. The QR code will be displayed on posters at the entrance to the venue. If you don't have the app on your phone, our staff will be able to manually collect your details.

You can download the SafeWA app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Find out how to use the app 

SafeWA FAQs

Which venues will I need to check in at?

  • Libraries
  • Aqua Jetty
  • Rockingham Aquatic Centre
  • Mike Barnett Sports Complex
  • Autumn Centre
  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Warnbro Community Recreation Centre
  • Community halls and indoor hireable spaces

Please contact us on 9528 0333 with any questions you have about checking in when attending one of our venues.

If you need help using the SafeWA app, please contact 13COVID (13 26843).

Help for businesses

If you are a business owner or operator and need help understanding what the State Government's mandatory contract tracing requirements mean for you, the Small Business Development Corporation has prepared some resources to help you understand your requirements.

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The City of Rockingham is continuing to support the State Government’s COVID-19 WA Recovery Plan, and has established a COVID-19 Local Recovery Coordination Group (LRCG).

The LRCG has been formed in accordance with the City’s Local Emergency Management Arrangements and the State Emergency Act 2005. It is focused on supporting the community’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19 and two subcommittees have been set up to achieve this: the Social Wellbeing Sub-Committee and the Economic Wellbeing Sub-Committee.

Visit Rockingham Recovery for information on the support and assistance available to our community and businesses during this recovery phase.

Measuring our Resilience

The results of a state-wide community resilience survey looking at how the community is coping with the impacts of COVID-19 have been released, with feedback from residents placing the City’s COVID-19 response in the good-to-excellent category with a score of 78 (compared to the state average of 68). 

The MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard study was managed by independent research company CATALYSE. 

Updates on facilities and services

We are working hard to reactivate our community facilities in line with the phases of the State Government's WA COVID-19 Roadmap.

The health and safety of the community and our staff is the highest priority and has been at the forefront of our planning process. All of our facilities adhere to the State Government’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. They are operating under the social distancing rules and patron limits identified in the COVID-19 WA Roadmap. Accordingly, new hygiene and access protocols have been put in place and the terms and conditions at all City-operated facilities will also be subject to change to comply with the new rules. 

From 5 December 2020 we implemented contact registers at our venues and facilities in line with the State Government's mandatory contact tracing requirements using the SafeWA App.

Our facilities

Administration building

Our Administration Building on Civic Boulevard, Rockingham is open for in-person enquiries from 8.30am–4.30pm daily. 

Enquiries can also be made by phone on 9528 0333 or email at customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au. You can also submit an online enquiry, or contact us via Facebook.

A wide range of City services are also available on our website via our online services.

Libraries

All of the City’s libraries are now open according to the guidelines provided by the WA COVID-19 Phase 4 Roadmap.

All regular library services other than supply of the daily newspaper have been returned.

Regular programming and events have resumed however bookings are required for all events and can be made online or by calling the library.  For a full program of events please visit our events listing.  The safety, health and wellbeing of our community, customers and staff is our priority.  Please do not attend events if you are feeling unwell.

Toy Library

The Toy Library at Rockingham Central Library is open by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays with bookings taken between 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm for half an hour at a time. Library staff will undertake cleaning between appointments to ensure the service is safe to use and all toys will be cleaned well on return.   Call 9528 8683 or email rclcontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Opening hours

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre:
    • Library – Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm
    • Library – Saturday 9am – 12pm
    • Library – Sunday 1pm – 4pm
    • Community Centre – Monday to Sunday by appointment
  • Rockingham Central Library:
    • Monday - Thursday 9am – 7pm
    • Friday - 9am – 5pm
    • Saturday 9am – 12pm
  • Safety Bay Library:
    • Monday, Wednesday 9am – 5.30pm
    • Tuesday, Thursday 9am – 7pm
    • Friday 9am – 5pm
    • Saturday 9am – 12pm
  • Warnbro Community Library:
  • ​Monday , Wednesday 8am – 7pm (school terms), 9am – 7pm (school holidays)
  • Tuesday, Thursday 8am – 5.30pm (school terms), 9am – 5.30pm (school holidays)
  • Friday 8am – 5pm (school terms), 9am – 5pm (school holidays)
  • Sunday 1pm – 4pm
Aqua Jetty

The Aqua Jetty is now open to members and non-members.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Wednesday: 5.30am - 9pm
  • Thursday: 5.30am - 8.30pm
  • Friday: 5.30am - 7.30pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 7am - 7pm

Cafe hours

  • Monday to Thursday 7.30am - 6pm
  • Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday 8am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 10am - 2pm

Group fitness

Bookings are not required for group fitness, however members can collect a ticket up to three hours before the class start time, and casuals can collect a ticket up to 15 minutes before the class start time to reserve a spot.  The number of participants for group fitness classes is capped at 35 and RPM has a limit of 13.

Group fitness timetable

Aquatics

Following major refurbishments, the 50m outdoor pool, 25m indoor pool, leisure pool (including slide), hydrotherapy pool and sauna, spa and steam rooms are all now open.  

Swim School has resumed.

Social distancing measures are in place as well as extra cleaning. Please call Aqua Jetty on 9591 0888 with any questions you have, or refer to the frequently asked questions for Aqua Jetty members.

Warnbro Community Recreation Centre

Group fitness classes are back at Warnbro Community Recreation Centre (WCRC).

Please also be aware there are some additional changes to the way classes are run at the WCRC for the foreseeable future:

  • Bookings are essential. Please phone 9591 0888 to secure your spot.
  • Bookings are to be made no more than 72 hours and no less than three hours before the start of your chosen class. 
  • No walk-ins will be permitted (even if there is space in the class).

Please bring a filled water bottle, full length towel and your own yoga mat (for Body Balance, ChiBall, pilates and yoga). There will not be any mats available for use stored at the WCRC at all.

Contact the Aqua Jetty on 9591 0888 for more information. 

View timetable

Autumn Centre

In line with the WA COVID-19 Roadmap Phase 4 easing of restrictions, the Autumn Centre welcomes members back to most of its groups and activities. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 7.15am - 4pm excluding public holidays. As the two square metre rule is still in place, this restricts the number of members able to use our foyer and rooms so we remain open to members only.

Sit down meals in the dining room and food and drink from the café are available. The hairdresser and podiatry service is available and most after-hours classes are operating. For further information please contact the Autumn Centre on 9528 8560.

Take away meals

The Autumn Centre will continue to provide takeaway meals on a prepaid basis. You may order by attending the centre or by phone. Collection of meals is after 12pm.

The cost is $8 for a main meal and $4 for dessert. Frozen meals remain available from 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Payment via card is encouraged to avoid a further point of contact but cash is accepted if necessary.

Please call the Autumn Centre on 9528 8560 to check on the current menu or to advise the staff of any special requirements.

Mike Barnett Sports Complex

Mike Barnett Sports Complex is now operating at close to capacity with Rockingham District Netball Association and Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association’s junior and senior competitions returning at the start of Term 3. In addition, the Rockingham Flames teams in the Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) and the West Coast Classic (SBL) have also kicked of their seasons mid-July.

With that in mind, please be advised that with Phase 4 restrictions still in place, there are restrictions on the number of spectators that are permitted within the facility. With the aim of ensuring patron safety, the following rules are currently in place:

Domestic competitions

For the netball and basketball domestic competitions, only one spectator per player is permitted. Given that domestic competitions run all courts at the same time, this limits the number of spectators that are able to social distance while watching a domestic game. The calculation is based on the spectator space around the court, which doesn’t include the playing court area.

WABL and SBL competitions

Spectator numbers for WABL and SBL games are only limited by the maximum capacity of the facility based on 2m2 per person. For events such as WABL and SBL game days, the spectator restrictions are based on the overall space required for the booking and therefore an increased number of spectators are permitted to enter the facility.

Please be respectful of these key rules that are currently in place as they are in place to provide the opportunity for centre patrons to attend the facility safely.

Your cooperation to assist with keeping the patrons of Mike Barnett Sports Complex safe while they are at the centre is very much appreciated

Please contact the complex on 9591 0850 or mikebarnett@rockingham.wa.gov.au for further information.

Rockingham Arts Centre

The Rockingham Arts Centre is open. View the up and coming workshops.

Rockingham Aquatic Centre

The Aquatic Centre is now open for the spring/summer season.

Community halls

Our community centres and halls are open. Please contact the City on 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au to reactivate your booking or make a new one. 

Sporting clubrooms and fields

These are open to the public. Full contact sport is permitted. Sporting clubs/groups with a leased/licensed facility or with a seasonal oval allocation must complete or update their WA State Government-required COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Playgrounds and skate parks

The City's playgrounds, skate parks, and outdoor fitness equipment are available to use. Please remember to maintain social distancing while enjoying the facilities.

Enclosed dog parks

The enclosed dog parks in Rockingham and Baldivis are open. Signs have been installed to remind residents to maintain social distancing when using the facilities.

Pound

The Animal Pound is operating by appointment. Please call 9528 0333 beforehand if you need to attend.

Our services

Waste

Millar Road Landfill Facility

The Millar Road Landfill Facility remains open to accept waste and recycling products from the public and commercial operators.  Please refer to the landfill page for opening times and conditions

For the safety of customers and employees, please observe the following:

  • If you are unwell, please remain at home.
  • Observe the recommended social distancing and health and hygiene measures.
  • The preferred payment is a tip pass, EFTPOS or account.
  • The Recycle Yard may be accessed to drop off items for recycling. Recyclable items accepted are: metals, cardboard, polystyrene, car batteries, engine oil, and items dropped off through the Paintback scheme and Household Hazardous Waste.  Household items brought to the landfill not listed under accepted household items will incur landfill fees.
  • The Reuse Shop is open to shoppers from 7.30am-4pm Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Green waste is also accepted (tip pass or fees apply).

Waste Collection – Memorandum of Understanding

The City has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with other local governments and commercial waste collection providers to ensure essential waste collection services are maintained. In the event of any signatory to the MoU being unable to perform their waste collection services, the parties have agreed to share resources at standard charge out rates. The MoU was coordinated by WALGA and assists in ensuring that waste collection services are maintained to the highest possible

Events

We continue to follow the latest advice from the State Government regarding our events. The safety, health and wellbeing of our community, customers and staff is our priority.

All of our facilities are adhering to the State Government’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, and from 5 December 2020, will have mandatory contact registers. Please do not attend an event if you are feeling unwell. Adhere to social distancing and practise good personal hygiene, including sanitising your hands wherever possible including when entering and leaving our buildings. Check our What's On Calendar for the latest event information.

Our citizenship ceremonies have recommenced. Visit our citizenship page for more information.

Meetings

The format of our meetings have changed in line with the latest restrictions from the Australian Government and State Government.

Advisory committees

Advisory and Occasional Committees meetings have resumed.

Council and Committee meetings

Council and Committee meetings are open for public attendance.  The public gallery capacity is currently capped at 22 people.  Preference will be given to those seeking to ask a question at the meeting. All attendees will need to be temperature tested and sign a health declaration prior to entry.

The City appreciates the patience of the community during this period and looks forward to the resumption of normal business activities as soon as practicable.

View agendas and minutes

Rates

In March, Council resolved to not increase rates in 2020/2021.

This means the City of Rockingham is not collecting any more rates than last year.  The total rates collected (the rates ‘yield’) will be the same as last year.

You can read more about it in our media release.

If you are experiencing difficulties paying your rates, please contact us on customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9528 0333.

Building permits and development applications

Building permits

Building permits can be submitted online on our website through Rock Port. We are available to take your calls to answer any questions you have before you get started.

Contact us on 9528 0333 to discuss your plans.

Development approvals

The Minister for Planning has authorised some temporary exemptions for certain approvals and requirements. Visit Development applications for more information.

Swimming pool inspections

We have recommenced our four-yearly physical inspections of swimming pool and spa barriers. Letters will be sent out inviting those residents with barriers that are due for inspection to contact us to make a booking. If you have a virtual inspection booked, one of our Compliance Officers will now attend your property to carry out a site inspection.

The City is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of its staff and the community. Compliance officers conducting the inspections will implement social distancing and other hygiene measures at all inspections. Where access to the pool barrier is available via the side of the house or through a carport or garage, this is preferable.

For further information on pool safety and your responsibilities visit swimming pools or contact us on 9528 0333.

Messages from the Mayor

Community Update from Mayor - 18 December 2020

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Community Update from Mayor - 18 December 2020

Community update and Christmas message from Mayor Barry Sammels.

Community Update from Mayor - 26 October 2020

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Community Update from Mayor - 26 October 2020

Mayor Barry Sammels provides an update on the City's summer program of events.

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Community Update from the Mayor - 3 April 2020

Mayor Barry Sammels gives a brief community update about COVID-19.

Community Update from Mayor and CEO - 1 April 2020

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Update from the Mayor and CEO - 1 April 2020

Hear from Mayor Barry Sammels and Chief Executive Officer Michael Parker about how the City is still open for business, just a little bit different, and how we can all work together to help flatten the curve.

Community Update from Mayor - 26 March 2020

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Our Community's Response - 26 March 2020

Mayor Barry Sammels shares his thoughts about the City of Rockingham community’s response to COVID-19.

Community Update from Mayor - 25 March 2020

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COVID-19 Update - 25 March 2020

Mayor Barry Sammels provides a COVID-19 update following the March 2020 Council meeting.

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