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Gunnedah Shire Council has enacted a Coronavirus Response Strategy detailing our response to this threat to the health and economy of our Shire. This strategy is reviewed regularly by Council to ensure it is in line with State and Federal Government Coronavirus measures, and prescribes the best possible way forward for Gunnedah Shire. Our priorities remain the health and safety of Gunnedah Shire residents and our staff, and the continued delivery of essential services.

Currently, Gunnedah Shire is in the orange stage of our yellow-orange-red response strategy. We are absolutely committed to keeping our community and businesses informed and to listening to their concerns.

Reopening NSW roadmap

NSW will open on Monday 11 October 2021 as the state passes the 70% double vaccination target. Restrictions will be further eased at the 80% double-dose milestone, and again on December 1. Find out about the path forward for all NSW.

QR Code Check-in

Use of the Service NSW QR code is mandatory at all NSW workplaces and retail businesses. Please chat to our friendly staff if you need assistance checking in at Council facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

As at October 18, 2021, >95% of the Gunnedah Shire population aged 15 and over have received one dose, while 76.3% are fully vaccinated.

From October 11, 2021 Public Health Orders will change to allow eased restrictions for fully vaccinated adults and children under 16.

You can contact your GP practice or pharmacy to make a booking for a COVID-19 vaccine, or attend a vaccination clinic. Vaccination clinics throughout Gunnedah Shire run by Hunter New England Health include:

  • Curlewis – Saturday 23 October from 9:30-10:30am

  • Tambar Springs – Saturday 23 October from 1-2pm

Bookings for all clinics are essential. To book, contact Gunnedah Hospital on 6741 8000 on weekdays between 8am and 4pm.

Health Advice

For more information about COVID-19, visit or call:

  • NSW Health – 
  • Coronavirus Health Information Line - 1800 020 080
  • Service NSW COVID-19 Hotline 13 77 88

To find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic visit

For information about COVID-19 vaccines and to make a booking, visit the Australian Government Department of Health.

Sewage Surveillance

Gunnedah Shire Council is a participant in the NSW Sewage Surveillance Program. Sewage surveillance detection results are available at For further information about the program, click here.

Gunnedah Shire Council Services and Facilities

The following list shows the current operational status of Gunnedah Shire Council services and facilities. The status of these services has been decided following consideration of public health orders issued by the NSW Government, direction from the Office of Local Government and Gunnedah Shire Council’s own Coronavirus Response Strategy. We will continue to monitor updates from the NSW Government and provide status updates when public health orders allow for reopening of other services.

View the additional COVID-19 Safety Plan - Camping Grounds and Caravan Parks for Gunnedah Showground and the COVID-19 Safety Plan - Gunnedah Kennel Club and RV Park here.

Services are listed using a traffic light system: