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 2023/2024 period below.

Waste services

Garbage/Recycling/FOGO waste collections

All garbage/recycling/food organics garden organics (FOGO) services will be completed on your NORMAL day.

Collections are operating on ALL public holidays (Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December, and Monday 1 January).

Report a missed bin collection

Weekend Transfer Station and Community Recycling Centre

The Weekend Transfer Station and both Community Recycling Centres will be operating as normal over the festive season.

Christmas Tree Collections

Need to dispose of your non-artificial Christmas tree? Cut and place it in your green-lidded FOGO bin, or book a Branches collection here.

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.
Date Leichhardt Ashfield Petersham
Saturday 23 December Closed Closed Closed
Sunday 24 December Closed Closed Closed
Monday 25 December Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday 26 December Closed Closed Closed
Wednesday 27 December 8:30am to 5pm Closed Closed
Thursday 28 December 8:30am to 5pm Closed Closed
Friday 29 December 8:30am to 5pm Closed Closed
Saturday 30 December Closed Closed Closed
Sunday 31 January Closed Closed Closed
Monday 1 January Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday 2 January 8:30am to 5pm 8:30am to 5pm 8:30am to 5pm

For all other enquiries, please contact us or use our online portal.

Get it done online

Development Advisory Services - Duty officer

Our Duty Service will continue to operate from 8:30am to 4:30pm every day except weekends and public holidays. The service is via phone or customer request.

Aquatic Centres

Ashfield Aquatic Centre (AAC) and Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC)

Date AAC Pool AAC Gym AKAC Pools AKAC Gym
Saturday 23 December 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday 24 December 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 7:00am to 7:00pm
Monday 25 December Closed Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday 26 December 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 7:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday 27 December 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday 28 December 6:00am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 9:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 29 December 6:00am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 30 December 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 7:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday 31 December 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 7:00am to 7:00pm
Monday 1 January 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday 2 January 6:00am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 9:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 9:00pm

Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC)

Date LPAC Olympic Pool LPAC Gym LPAC Hydro Pool LPAC Mushroom Pool
Saturday 23 December 5.30am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 24 December 5:30am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 5:00pm 9:00am to 6:00pm
Monday 25 December Closed Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday 26 December 5.30am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 27 December 5.30am to 8:00pm 5.30am to 9:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 28 December 5.30am to 8:00pm 5:30am to 9:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 29 December 5.30am to 8:00pm 5:30am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm
10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 30 December 5.30am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm
9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 31 December 5:30am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 6:00pm
Monday 1 January 5.30am to 8:00pm 6:00am to 7:00pm 6:00am to 5:00pm 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 2 January 5.30am to 8:00pm 5:30am to 9:00pm 6:00am to 8:00pm
10:00am to 6:00pm

Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre (FDAC) and Dawn Fraser Baths (DFB) are closed on Christmas Day and otherwise operate under normal opening hours. 

Creche closure dates:

  • LPAC, AAC and AKAC - closed from Saturday 23 December and reopening Monday 15 January.

Libraries

Date Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Libraries Balmain, Dulwich Hill (ETC), Haberfield, Stanmore and St Peters Libraries

Saturday 23 December 2023

(Normal operating hours)

10am-5pm

10am-4pm

10am-5pm - Balmain Library only

Sunday 24 December 2023 10am-2pm Closed
Monday 25 December 2023 Closed Closed
Tuesday 26 December 2023 Closed Closed
Wednesday 27 December 2023 9am-5pm Closed
Thursday 28 December 2023 9am-5pm >Closed
Friday 29 December 2023
9am-5pm Closed
Saturday 30 December 2023 10am-5pm Closed
Sunday 31 December 2023 10am-5pm Closed
Monday 1 January 2024 Closed Closed

Tuesday 2 January 2024

(Normal operating hours)

9am-7.30pm

10am-5.30pm

9am-7.30pm - Balmain Library only

Community Centres

Annandale Community Centre

The Centre will be closed from Friday 22 December 2023 to 19 January 2024. For any enquiries please call 02 9392 5000.

The Centre Office will be open from Monday 22 January 2023.

Hannaford Community Centre

Program End 2023 Resume 2024
Hannaford Office Friday 22 December Monday 8 January
Books for Blokes Tuesday 5 December Tuesday 6 February
Book Group Wednesday 13 December Wednesday 7 February
Monday 3:00pm Yoga Monday 18 December Monday 15 January
Tuesday 8:45am Yoga Tuesday 12 December Tuesday 16 January
Wednesday 8:30am Yoga Wednesday 13 December Wednesday 17 January
Wednesday 10:00am Yoga Wednesday 13 December Wednesday 17 January
Strength and Movement Thursday 14 December Thursday 18 January
Tai Chi Thursday 14 December Thursday 18 January
Dance Remedy Thursday 14 December Thursday 18 January
Friday Yoga Friday 15 December Friday 19 January
Zumba Gold Friday 15 December Friday 19 January
Computer Club/Tech help Friday 15 December Tuesday 30 January
Handicrafts Wednesday 20 December Wednesday 17 January
Hannaford Byrne Camera Group Monday 4 December Monday 15 January
Games Afternoon Monday 18 December Monday 15 January
Table Tennis Thursday 21 December Monday 15 January
Tuesday Lunch Tuesday 12 December Tuesday 30 January
500 Thursday 21 December Thursday 18 January
Ukelele Group Tuesday 6 February
Road Scholars Monday 11 December Monday 8 January

Please check the Hannaford Centre webpage for updates.

New Year's Eve traffic arrangements for Balmain

Find traffic arrangements and alcohol free zones for the Balmain Peninsula for the New Years Eve 2023 here.

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