To minimise movement to and protect regional communities ALL of Regional NSW will go into a lockdown from 5pm on Saturday 14 August 2021 for seven days.

In response to this lockdown, Parkes Shire Council will be implementing a number of precautionary measures guided by our COVID-19 response plan.


To read about the latest restrictions and Public Health Orders, please visit this NSW Health webpage.

To check what you can and can't do under the current rules, please click here.


We are updating this information regularly to keep our community informed about any changes to the following services. Please refer to the below table for more information.

FacilityStatusMore info
Administration Centre Planning CounterClosedAll transactions/enquiries/bookings online or over the phone. All development applications should be lodged via the new Online Planning Portal. Inspection services will continue. Phone: (02) 6861 2333
Administration Centre Front CounterClosedCustomers requested to conduct all transactions/enquiries online or over the phone. Council's Administration Centre is closed during the lock down period. Staff are still answering phone calls though, and service requests can be lodged online via Phone: (02) 6861 2333
Parkes Shire Library, Makerspace & BranchesClosedTo be closed to the public, however staff can still be contacted via phone. Phone: (02) 6861 2309
Henry Parkes CentreClosedTo be closed to the public, however staff can still be contacted via phone: (02) 6862 6000
Shire Works DepotRestrictedNo access for non-essential staff and visitors.
Water & Sewage Treatment PlantsRestrictedNo access for non-essential staff and visitors.
Waste FacilitiesRestrictedAll regular kerbside waste collection will continue as usual. General public: No member of the public with a kerbside bin collection service should be visiting a recycling or waste management facility as it is not one of the essential reasons for leaving your home. Waste contractors: Waste collections from health and medical, aged care, hotel, commercial and industrial premises can also continue to be brought to Council’s waste facilities
Central West Family Daycare Centre OfficeClosedTo be closed to the public. Staff can still be contacted via phone on (02) 6862 3111
Airport TerminalRestrictedClosed outside of scheduled flight times
Community CentreClosedClosed and bookings cancelled
Animal ShelterRestrictedTo be closed to visitors, drop off boxes still available, animal release by appointment
Caravan ParkOpenRemain open operating under COVID Safe Plan
Pubic ToiletsRestrictedLions Park, Cooke Park, Kelly Reserve and Arboretum, all others in Parkes to close. Memorial park in Peak Hill to be closed with Commercial Gardens open. Alectown to close. Bogan Gate, Trundle & Tullamore to remain open.
Sports FieldsOpenUp to 2 people, or your household group, can exercise
Sports Field AmenitiesClosed
Playgrounds / Play SpacesOpenUp to 2 people, or your household group, can exercise
Skate ParksOpenUp to 2 people, or your household group, can exercise
Parks, Reserves & Open SpacesOpenIncludes Lake Endeavour
Camping GroundsClosed
Community BBQsOFFAll BBQs will be turned off
Drinking FountainsOFFAll community drinking fountains will be turned off
Dog Leash Free AreasOpenUp to 2 people, or your household group, and your dog, can exercise