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Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19

Gympie Regional Council is monitoring developments relating to Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) daily and assessing any potential impact on council services and events.

No core services at this stage have been impacted and we aim to maintain our current level of service to residents and businesses during this period. Should this change, we will notify residents immediately.

We take advice on all public health matters from the state and federal health departments.

Click on the links below to access the latest information regarding support for business and the community, council services, facilities and events, how to contact council and media releases.



Support for business


Support for community



Council services


Council facilities and events


Rates and payments






Contact council:

Phone - 1300 307 800

Email - council@gympie.qld.gov.au

Fax - (07) 5481 0801

Postal address - PO Box 155, Gympie, QLD 4570


Media Releases:

Council looking at measures to extend rates discount period - 09/04/2020

Outdoor Play Spaces Closed - 30/03/2020

Council increases measures to minimise gatherings at Saleyards - 27/03/2020

Council creates business support service - 27/03/2020

Waste Management Facilities Go Cashless - 27/03/2020

Council Services Available Online - 26/03/2020

Local Disaster Management Group Update - 24/03/2020

Council's Online Services Are The Way To Go - 24/03/2020

Council Endorse A Number Of Business Support Measures In Special Meeting - 24/03/2020

Gympie Regional Council To Live Stream Special Meeting On Council Facebook Page - 23/03/2020

Gympie Regional Libraries To Close In Response To COVID-19 - 21/03/2020

Gympie Regional Council Continues To Address COVID-19 Impact On Community - 21/03/2020

Council takes action to protect its volunteers - 20/03/2020

Gympie Regional Council closely monitoring Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) - 17/03/2020


Latest News Latest News

Local Disaster Recovery Committee Activated

The Local Disaster Management Group, chaired by Mayor Cr Glen Hartwig, met today to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and agreed the group will continue to stay at ‘Lean Forward’ status,...

Gympie Regional Council Financial Management Review Report

Click here to view the Financial Management Review Report.   Comments from Mayor Glen Hartwig regarding the report. The report was commissioned as we (Council) needed to fully...

Mayor, Acting CEO Express Disappointment In Print Media Stoppage

Gympie Region Mayor Glen Hartwig and Gympie Regional Council Acting CEO Pauline Gordon have today expressed their disappointment regarding yesterday’s announcement of the end of The Gympie...

A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 03 June 2020 A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 03 June 2020

Late last week, we released our Financial Management Review report to the media and our residents as we want our community to know exactly what our position is and the challenges we face. The report is an independent review of how we have historically managed our finances and, most importantly, how we can improve.

The good news is we can only improve, and for those of you who have read the report, there will many who are not surprised. If you haven’t read the report, you can find it on the Council website homepage, and I encourage you to have a look.

Financially we are not in a good position, and we won’t be in a good financial position for years to come. We will turn this around, but it will take time, a lot of work and some very hard decisions from both Councillors and staff.

We need to deal with the hand we’ve been given, which means that this Council is looking at all options on how we cut our spending, while at the same time increasing our commitment to our core services – our residents deserve to drive on decent roads.

So how do we do this? By looking at every program, service and project and ask ourselves, do we need to do this now; is it value for money; will it support local employment; and will this have direct benefit for our residents? If the answer is no, then you may see projects postponed or cancelled as we need to live within our means.

This is what we’re dealing with and in four years’ time, the community can judge whether we have addressed the priority areas that we know the community need. We may make mistakes, and if we do, we need to tell people.

Mayor Glen Hartwig