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.

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Event Management

The Event Management Guide has been designed to assist in the running of public events within the Derwent Valley municipality and explains Council’s processes and requirements.

Council will ideally be notified 6-9 months prior to a planned event to ensure sufficient time for consultation and approval processes. Less than 3-4 months’ notice of a planned event may result in an inability to meet required approval processes.

The guide highlights a number of key issues to consider when organising an event, however it is a guide only and does not cover every issue that may be encountered.

Council is available to provide guidance and direction to help ensure that the event meets all requirements and is run safely and successfully. However, it remains the event manager’s responsibility to seek additional information where required, and to ensure that all approvals have been obtained.

To begin the process of planning your event with Council, please complete the Event Notification Form below, and drop into the Customer Service desk at Council or email to and we'll be in touch.

All events must submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan before their request will be approved by Council. A Worksafe Tasmania Template for event organisers can be found on the Worksafe Tasmania website. Please note, while Council requires a copy for their records, it is the responsibility of event organisers to develop and implement a plan that complies with Government guidelines and meets their insurer’s requirements.

Christmas 2020 Events

To enable a COVID-19 safe Christmas this year, Council have made a blanket waiver of facility fees in December 2020 for Christmas-focused events that are free for the public, single-day, and meet all other event requirements of Council.