Lake Macquarie Council Operating arrangements for Christmas and New Year

Filed under Council, News ~ by Press on  16 Dec 2018

Below are the Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 operating arrangements for Council.

Council buildings

Facility or service

Operating hours

Administration Building

Open until noon, Monday 24 December 2018.

Re-open Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Works Depot

Closed Monday 24 December 2018.

Re-open Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Landcare Resource Office

Open until noon, Monday 24 December 2018.

Re-open Monday 8 January 2019.


There are no waste, recycling and green waste collections on Christmas Day, and so all waste will be collected a day later.

If your usual collection day is on

Your waste will be collected on

Tuesday 25 December

Wednesday 26 December

Wednesday 26 December

Thursday 27 December

Thursday 27 December

Friday 28 December

Friday 28 December

Saturday 29 December

Bins will be serviced as usual from week commencing Monday 31 December 2018, including New Year’s Day.

Awaba Waste Management Facility

Closed Christmas Day

Pools and beaches

Lake Mac Swim Centres are closed from 5pm Monday 24 December 2018 and closed Christmas Day.

Pool location

Public holiday hours


Open: 7am-6pm

Speers Point

Open: 8am-4pm


Open: 7am-5pm

West Wallsend

Open: 7am-6pm

Morisset and Toronto Swim Centres set and advertise their own hours.

Lake Mac Beaches

Public holiday hours

Catherine Hill Bay, Caves, Redhead, Blacksmiths

Normal patrols

Cultural services

Facility or service

Operating hours

Lake Mac Libraries

Toronto, Charlestown and Swansea: closed from noon Monday 24 December-26 December. 27 December-29 December, open 9.30am-1pm. 31 December-1 January, closed.

All other branches will remain closed from noon, Monday 24 December until Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Monday 24-26 December: Closed

Wednesday 27 December-Sunday 30 December: re-open normal hours

Monday 31 December-1 January 2019: closed

Lake Mac Visitor Information Centre

Closed Christmas Day


Monday 21 December, open 10-noon

Tuesday 25-27 December: closed

Thursday 28-30 December: open 10am–1pm

Monday 31 December: open 10am-3pm

Tuesday 1-2 January 2019: closed

In case of an emergency, please contact Council on 4921 0333.

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