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Update on COVID-19- The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority. We are continuing to monitor daily developments in response to COVID-19. Find out the latest.

Our response

Last updated: 03 Jun 2020 9:20am

These are uncertain times in Port Stephens and for all Australians with the evolving threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The safety of our communities, customers and staff is a top priority at Council.

We're continuing to deliver services valued by our community while doing our bit to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Recovery Response

The impacts of COVID-19 have been devastating — everyone in our community has their own unique experience.

To better understand how our community is impacted and responding, we are asking you 5 short questions about your experience over the last few months.

The data we collect will help us develop our Restart Port Stephens Plan to help us all rebuild.

Take the survey


We realise that many businesses, ratepayers and residents are currently experiencing significant challenges at the moment.

If you are facing financial hardship due the COVID-19 pandemic, fill out our simple online form or call 02 4988 0255 and one of our friendly staff will contact you to advise how we can help.

Public health orders

Public health orders have been issued by the NSW Government to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19. Check the website regularly to see what you can and can't do under the rules.

More information

NSW Health is the primary source of information and health updates. You can also find more information on the Australian Government Health website.

Protect yourself from viruses. Clean your hands, cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, stay home if you are sick.