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Shire of Wickepin Media Releases

Shire of Wickepin

Australian Government Media Releases

Prime Minister Scott Morrison | Office of the Honourable Mark McGowan 

Australian Government Support Packages

Individuals and Households | Business Timely Credit for Business

Australian Government Department of Health

Corona Virus (COVID19) Updates and Resources

Department of Education

Information for Parents

Additional Information and Resources

Australian Government Coronavirus App iOS Download or Android Download | Australian Government WhatsApp Channel | Healthy WA Website or Facebook |  Australian Government COVID-19 State Government COVID-19

Shire Response and Continued Service Delivery 

Shire Administration Building Closure

The building closure will not affect service provision. We are transitioning to a new way of working in order to continue to provide you with essential services and to ensure the health and safety of our community and employees.  From 30 March 2020, face to face services will be restricted to essential requests via appointment only. For all URGENT matters please contact CEO Mark Hook on 0429 207 855 to make any necessary appointments

We are pleased to advise the following are alternative ways to do business with us:

  • Renewal of cat and dog registrations can be completed over the telephone with a credit card or via direct deposit.  Please use your surname and pet’s name as the reference.
  • Customer service requests, enquiries and questions can be resolved over the telephone or via email.  
  • Rates and other payments can be made over the telephone using a credit card or via direct debit using your invoice number or assessment number as the reference.  When paying by direct deposit please also send an email to advise of your payment.
  • Most Department of Transport transactions can be completed online, including driver’s licence renewals and vehicle transfers

Our doors may be closed, but we are continuing to provide you with the best service by continuing to deliver as many services as possible from behind the scenes. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

The Shire continues to monitor and follow advice from the Australian and State Governments and is adapting our response accordingly and as the situation develops. In these uncertain times we are being encouraged to remain alert but not alarmed, sanitise our hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or inner elbow and avoid public places – precautions necessary to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.

Social Distancing

Social distancing has been implemented internally at the Shire’s Administration Office. Work from home arrangements has been implemented for some staff,  while the majority will resume coming into the office next week.  Please note however the office will remain closed to the public for isolation purpose.  Our work crew will continue to operate as per normal with the social distancing measures currently in place

Facility Closures

  • Playgrounds
  • Skate Park 
  • Public Barbecues
  • Community Centre and all other Shire buildings

Events and Programs

All Shire run events and programs have been discontinued until further notice.

Please stay at home and only leave your home for essential reasons such as:

  • Shopping for necessities
  • Medical/health or compassionate reasons
  • Exercise in compliance with public gathering requirements (no more than two people at the time of posting)
  • Work or study, if you cannot do this remotely

Stay at home if you’re over 70 years of age, over 60 years of age and have existing health conditions or if you’re an indigenous Australian over the age of 50 who has existing health conditions or concerns. Let’s do what we can to stop the spread, staying at home and connecting with each other online, remembering a time that was and that will be again.

Shire Support for Business and Community Groups

The Community Resource Centre is developing a central listing of local businesses and community groups modifying their activities as a result of COVID-19. All information will be shared via FB and newsletter and will be correct at time of publishing and is work in progress, so contacting individuals for current information is encouraged. 

Please continue to play your part in keeping our community safe, and support our fantastic local businesses as they operate during this challenging time. Any community members or businesses that need support over this period are encouraged to contact the Shire for assistance at