Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 29 September

To reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the community and protect our staff and their ability to carry out ongoing essential services, the Derwent Valley Council Offices will reopen to the public from 10am - 4pm from Monday 24 August for essential visits only.

Council operating hours are still 8.15am – 5pm (Mon - Fri) and Council services can be accessed over the phone, by email or via our website. We encourage all enquiries by phone or email where possible.

Information on the Tasmanian Government and Council's response to COVID-19.

This information includes support available to individuals, business and community organisations including grant funding and mental health support and where to access further information around the pandemic and Council services.

Please stay home, save lives. Practise social distancing and good hygiene practises.

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Australia Day 2021

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Australia Day, 26 January, is a day for all Australians no matter where our personal stories began.

It’s a day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate our community and acknowledge our history.The annual Derwent Valley Australia Day public event is planned to go ahead at New Norfolk's beautiful Esplanade. Further information released soon.

Nominations are now open for the Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Awards. These awards are presented annually to recognise outstanding contributions of people and groups making a difference to the Derwent Valley community through volunteering.

Please consider nominating a fellow Derwent Valley resident.

The categories for the Derwent Valley Australia Day Awards are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Sports Person/Team/Group of the Year.

Download nomination form.

Nomination forms can be submitted by email to or dropped into the Council Offices before 2 November 2020.