Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 6 January 2021

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 are open 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.

Dismiss alert


The State Government has, for some years, been facing calls from environmental interests to enact legislation to control the keeping of cats in the state. Interested parties and stakeholders (councils, government agencies and animal welfare groups) have been meeting to determine the basic form such legislation might take.

Whilst it is generally recognised that some control may assist in reducing feral cat populations, most Councils are hesitant to introduce change in the absence of a state wide policy or legislation. Council refers all feline enquiries on to the Cats Home or RSPCA.

As such, Council does not respond to calls for collecting cats.