Festive season opening hours

Wishing you all a happy and safe festive season! 

Find details about our festive season opening hours and service changes for the 2021/2022 period below.

Waste services

Garbage/Recycling/Green waste collections

All garbage/recycling/green waste services will be completed on your NORMAL day.

Collections are operating on ALL public holidays (Monday 27 December, Tuesday 28 December, and Monday 3 January)

Report a missed bin collection

Weekend Transfer Station and Community Recycling Centre

The Weekend Transfer Station and both Community Recycling Centre’s will be CLOSED on Saturday 25 December, Sunday 26 December, Saturday 1 January and Sunday 2 January.

The Weekend Transfer Station and Community Recycling Centre’s will be back to normal operating hours on 8 and 9 January 2022.

Christmas Tree Collections

Find information about how to dispose of your Christmas Tree

Customer Service Centres

  • Customers can contact council 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 02 9392 5000.
  • Outside of business hours, calls route to our after-hours service who manage requests for urgent matters such as, dangerous and/or hazardous situations, dog attacks or unauthorised building works, tree removals, street closures etc.
  • Council’s online request system and online applications remain accessible to customers 24 hours a day 7 days a week over the Christmas period.

    Report and request online here
Date Ashfield/Leichhardt/Petersham Service Centres

Thursday 23 December

8.30am to 5pm 
Last payments 4.30pm

Friday 24 December

8.30am to 12 midday 
Last payments 11.30am

Saturday 25 December

Closed

Sunday 26 December

Closed

Monday 27 December

Closed 

Tuesday 28 December

Closed 

Wednesday 29 December

8:30am to 5pm
Last payments 4:30pm

Thursday 30 December

8:30am to 5pm 
Last payments 4:30pm 

Friday 31 December

8:30am to 5pm 
Last payments 4:30pm 

Saturday  1 January 

Closed

Sunday 2 January

Closed

Monday 3 January 

Closed

Tuesday 4 January  

8.30am to 5pm 
Last payments 4.30pm 

Development Advisory Services – Duty officer 

Please find below the time when a Duty officer will be available for phone enquiries over the holiday period.

Date Phone enquiries 
Thursday 23 December 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 24 December 8:30am to 12noon
Saturday 25 December  Closed
Sunday 26 December  Closed 
Monday 27 December Closed
Tuesday 28 December
Closed
Wednesday 29 December 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday 30 December  8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 31 December 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday 1 January  Closed 
Sunday  2 January  Closed 
Monday 3 January  Closed 
Tuesday 4 January  8:30am to 4:30pm 

*Note Duty Officers can be contacted by phone during Customer Service Centre opening hours. If they are busy with another call at the time you ring, a message will be taken to return your call.

Aquatic Centres

Date LPAC Olympic Pool LPAC Mushroom Pool  LPAC Gym AAC Pools  AAC Gym  Dawn Fraser Baths
Thursday 23 December 5.30am to 8pm 9am to 7pm  5.30am to 9pm 6am to 8pm 6am to 9pm   6.45am to 7pm 
Friday 24 December 5.30am to 7pm 9am to 7pm   5.30am to 7pm  6am to 7pm 6am to 7pm   6.45am to 7pm
Saturday 25 December Closed  Closed   Closed   Closed  Closed  Closed
Sunday 26 December 5.30am to 8pm  8am to 7pm  6am to 7pm   6am to 6pm  6am to 6pm  6.45am to 7pm 
Monday 27 December 5.30am to 8pm   9am to 7pm   6am to 7pm    6am to 6pm  6am to 6pm  6.45am to 7pm 
Tuesday 28 December 5.30am to 8pm   9am to 7pm   6am to 7pm    6am to 6pm  6am to 6pm  6.45am to 7pm 
Wednesday 29 December 5.30am to 8pm   9am to 7pm   5.30am to 9pm    6am to 8pm 6am to 9pm  6.45am to 7pm 
Thursday 30 December 5.30am to 8pm   9am to 7pm   5.30am to 9pm  6am to 8pm  6am to 9pm   6.45am to 7pm 
Friday 31 December 5.30am to 7pm   9am to 7pm  5.30am to 7pm  6am to 7pm 6am to 7pm  6.45am to 7pm 
Saturday 1 January  5.30am to 8pm   8am to 7pm  6am to 7pm 6am to 6pm 6am to 6pm   6.45am to 7pm 
Sunday 2 January  5.30am to 8pm   8am to 7pm   6am to 7pm 6am to 8pm  6am to 8pm  6.45am to 7pm
Monday 3 January  5.30am to 8pm 
9am to 7pm   6am to 7pm 6am to 6pm   6am to 6pm   6.45am to 7pm
Tuesday 4 January  5.30am to 8pm 
9am to 7pm   5.30am to 9pm   6am to 8pm   6am to 9pm  6.45am to 7pm 

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC)

  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 to 28 December: 8am to 7pm
  • 29 to 31 December: Normal hours
  • 1 to 2 January: 8am to 7pm

Details at the AKAC website

Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre (FDAC)

  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 to 28 December: 8am to 6pm
  • 29 to 31 December: Normal hours
  • 1 to 2 January: 8am to  6pm

Details at the FDAC website

Libraries

Date Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Libraries Balmain, Haberfield, Dulwich Hill (ETC), Stanmore and St Peters Libraries
Thursday 23 December Open as normal. See regular library opening hours  Open as normal. See regular library opening hours 
Friday 24 December 9am to 12.30pm Closed
Saturday 25 December Closed Closed
Sunday 26 December Closed Closed
Monday 27 December Closed Closed
Tuesday 28 December Closed Closed
Wednesday 29 December 9am to 5pm
Closed
Thursday 30 December 9am to 5pm Closed
Friday 31 December   9am to 5pm Closed
Saturday 1 January   Closed Closed 
Sunday 2 January  Closed  Closed 
Monday 3 January   Closed  Closed
Tuesday 4 January Open as normal. See regular library opening hours Open as normal. See regular library opening hours

Community Centres

Annandale Community Centre

TBC 

Hannaford Community Centre

Closed from Friday 24 December until Monday 6 January.
Regular programs will commence from 13 January.
Please check the Hannaford Centre webpage for updates

New Years Eve traffic arrangements for Balmain 

Find traffic arrangements and alcohol free zones for the Balmain Peninsula for the New Years Eve 2021 here. 

Carols in the Inner West

Find some of the local carols events here.  

 

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