Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 2 November

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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Postal Address:  PO BOX 294, New Norfolk  Tas  7140

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Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D'FAT)

D’FAT is the youth advisory group for the Derwent Valley Council, who meets on a monthly basis (Thursday) at 7.00pm. The group advises Council on youth issues, concerns and develops activities and projects for young people.

Membership is free and is open to young people (12-25 years) throughout the Derwent Valley Municipality.

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26TEN is to raise awareness and map education and learning opportunities in the Derwent Valley.

All information contained in 26TEN Derwent Valley Educational Services Quick Reference Guide and Detailed Guide is correct at the time of printing, however is subject to change as service providers change. Every effort is made to keep information up to date. 


Street Smart Handbook

Council are proud to support the Street Smart handbook Program.

The Street Smart handbook is a practical life guide for 16 and 17 year old school leavers that is designed to help prepare today’s youth for life after school.

The handbook covers important topics from sexual health and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse to legal rights and applying for a loan. It also offers information specific to the school leaver to prepare them for entering the workforce.

Our Valley 2030 includes several actions that focus on this important group. The Derwent Valley Youth and Family Strategy, though yet to be developed, will focus on participation, engagement and partnerships with youth and health service providers, ensuring Derwent Valley youth and their families are adequately supported.

The Street Smart Handbook is distributed to Year 11 students through local High Schools with copies also available at the front counter of the Council Admininstration building and at PCYC New Norfolk. You may also access the online version.