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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date14 October 2021

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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COVID-19 update

From Monday 12 July we returned to pre-lockdown Phase 5 conditions at our facilities. Masks are not required and there are no capacity limits.

Please remember to check-in with SafeWA when visiting our facilities, maintain physical distancing and stay at home if you are unwell. See below for details about visiting our facilities.

Administration Building

Our Administration Building on Civic Boulevard, Rockingham is open for in-person enquiries from 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday. You can also call us on 9528 0333 or email us 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

Regular programming and events have resumed at our libraries. Bookings are no longer required for regular library programs such as Rhyme Time, Toddler Time, Story Time and Bookstars, and these events have returned to full capacity. Bookings are still required for other one-off events and special programs. For a full program of events please visit our events listing

Toy Library

The Toy Library at Rockingham Library is open to all members with no bookings required.

Toy Library hours are:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday 9am to 11.30am. 

Call 9528 8683 or email rclcontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Aqua Jetty

Aqua Jetty and Warnbro Community Recreation Centre (WCRC) is open to members and non-members.

Group fitness

Bookings are not required for group fitness at Aqua Jetty, however all participants are required to 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 maximum number of participants for group fitness classes is 35 and RPM has a capacity of 15.

Bookings are still required at WCRC, and are to be made no more than 72 hours and no less than two hours before the start of class to be made by each individual participant – bookings will not be accepted on behalf of another.  No walk-ins will be permitted, even if there is space in the class.

Group fitness timetable

Aquatics

The pools, spa, sauna and steam room are open. The slide is currently closed.

Swim School is operating as normal.

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 operating at Warnbro Community Recreation Centre (WCRC) for members and non-members.

  • 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 two hours before the start of your chosen class, and must be made by each individual participant (i.e. you can’t book on behalf of anyone else). 
  • 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

Rockingham Aquatic Centre

The Aquatic Centre reopens for spring/summer on Tuesday 28 September.

Mike Barnett Sports Complex

The Mike Barnett Sports Complex has returned to 100% capacity with no limits on crowds at events.. Please contact the complex on 9591 0850 between 8am-4pm Monday to Friday or mikebarnett@rockingham.wa.gov.au for further information. 

Autumn Centre

The Autumn Centre is operating at full capacity. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 7.15am - 4pm excluding public holidays.

Sit down meals in the dining room and food and drink from the café are available for both members and visitors. 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 continues to provide frozen takeaway meals from 8am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday. You may purchase and collect meals at the Autumn Centre. The cost is $8 for a main meal.

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

Rockingham Arts Centre

The Rockingham Arts Centre is open. Contact 9528 0333 with any enquiries. 

Rockingham Youth Centre

The Rockingham Youth Centre is open. You can contact the centre on 9591 0836 or youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au with any enquiries.

Pound

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

Events

Check our What's On Calendar for the latest event information. 

Landfill

The Millar Road Landfill Facility is 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 physical distancing and health and hygiene measures.
  • Be ready to check-in to avoid delays at the gate.
  • 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).
Playgrounds, enclosed dog exercise areas and skateparks

All of the the City's playgrounds, skateparks, enclosed dog exercise areas and outdoor fitness equipment are open in line with State Government restrictions.

Meetings

Public attendance at Council and committee meetings has returned to pre-COVID arrangements. Contact tracing requirements will still be in place.

View agendas and minutes

Building and development approvals

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.

SafeWA app contact registers

A reminder that we have implemented contact registers at our facilities, venues and events in line with the State Government's mandatory contact tracing requirements using the SafeWA App. When you attend one of our facilities, venues or events you will need to scan the QR code using the SafeWA app on your phone. The QR code will be displayed on posters at the entrance. 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

Where will I need to check in at?

  • Libraries
  • Aqua Jetty
  • Rockingham Aquatic Centre
  • Mike Barnett Sports Complex
  • Autumn Centre
  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Rockingham Youth Centre
  • Warnbro Community Recreation Centre
  • Community halls and indoor hireable spaces
  • Administration Building
  • Pound
  • Millar Road Landfill Facility
  • Compliance Centre
  • Events

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 contact tracing requirements mean for you, the Small Business Development Corporation has prepared some resources to help you understand your requirements.

    Vaccinations

    Everyone in Australia aged 12 and over can receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

    To further boost vaccination rates, the WA Government is holding a Summer Vax Drive from 27 November - 19 December where Western Australians can roll up for WA and get a COVID-19 vaccine at community vaccination clinics and special events.


    Find a clinic and book your appointment

    Find out more about the WA Government's mandatory vaccination policy.

    Support

    Language support

    CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) language translations of the WA Government COVID-19 announcements.

    Contact/emergency numbers

    Aboriginal Support Services: 

    Community Support Services: 

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    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 the recovery phase.

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    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. 

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