Events, services and programs

We are mindful of how we deliver Council-run events, services and facilities to help limit the impact of COVID-19.

Our ASSIST customer service counters at St Kilda Town Hall and Port Melbourne Town have re-opened. See the Customer service counters section for details.

You can also contact us via:

Phone: ASSIST 03 9209 6777
Online services
Snap Send Solve
Facebook: @cityofportphillip
Twitter: @cityportphillip

Adventure playgrounds

Please see Adventure playgrounds for full details of this trial and conditions of entry.

Australian citizenship ceremonies

Australian citizenship ceremonies are operating in-person again. Find the latest updates at Australian Citizenship.


There are no restrictions on visiting our beaches.

Parks Victoria manages on-water activities in Port Phillip Bay. For details on what recreational activities are permitted under the current restrictions in Victoria, please visit the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Please visit the Parks Victoria website for the most up-to-date information about access to St Kilda Pier including the little penguins' colony at St Kilda.

Carlisle Street Arts Space

Carlisle Street Arts Space is now open.

Childcare facilities

Childcare and kindergartens are open.

If you have any questions, you should contact your childcare centre directly.

Children's Services waiting list

The Children’s Services Wait List procedure for Council and community-managed child care services has been changed to include the Priority of Access Guidelines. These guidelines are part of the Australian Government’s Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package, with Council changes in place for the duration of the Package.

For more information, visit applying for childcare.

Community facilities

Council-managed and bookable community facilities are open.

Council meetings

In-person public attendance at Council meetings re-commenced Wednesday 17 November 2022. As we have strict capacity limits, it is essential that you pre-register your attendance via our Request to speak at a Council meeting webpage. We will also continue to livestream the meetings if you'd prefer to be involved from the comfort of your home. Live streams are available to watch via and Facebook.

We continue to value the community contribution to our Council meetings and encourage anyone wishing to participate to submit statements and questions via our website by 4 pm on meeting day.

Please visit the Council meetings page for more information.

Customer service counters

Our ASSIST customer service counters are open.

Please note that South Melbourne Town Hall remains closed until further notice, due to building maintenance work.

Immunisation sessions

Immunisations are continuing, with some changes to venues to meet physical distancing requirements.

All immunisation sessions are operating from either the St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium or South Melbourne Community Centre.


Port Phillip library branches are open. Visit the Port Phillip Library Service website for details.

Library online

You can access ebooks, movies, audiobooks, music and much more via library apps.

Maternal and child health centres

Please refer to our maternal and child health centres page for details or to make an appointment.


South Melbourne Market

The market is operating with all stalls open.

For the latest news, check the South Melbourne Market website and South Melbourne Market on Facebook.

Farmers' markets

For the latest news updates or changes to your local markets' availability, opening hours and conditions, please refer to:

St Kilda Esplanade Market

The weekly St Kilda Esplanade Market is operating every Sunday.

Check the St Kilda Esplanade Market website or the Market's Facebook page for the latest updates.

Meal services - delivered and cafes

Meals services continue to operate but may be subject to closures or changes, pending government announcements.


Parking officers are enforcing parking restrictions throughout the municipality.

Availability and turnover of parking spaces is essential to the ongoing recovery of our city, so that businesses and visitors can find available parking.

Please remember to pay for parking as shown on the relevant signs, and please be considerate of other drivers by leaving when your allocated parking time has expired.

Please see our Parking page for more information about parking restrictions.

Parks and playgrounds

You can visit all our available parks and playgrounds.

Outdoor fitness stations and skate parks

Outdoor fitness stations, skate parks and basketball courts are open.

Social support

Social support programs and guided heritage walks are operating.

Waste Services update

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to change on a daily basis, and Council and Council's contractors are not exempt from its impact. In the event that frontline staff are impacted, service delays may occur.

We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis, and kindly ask residents to please be patient should any delays occur in waste-related collections.

Should you experience any service delays greater than 48 hours, please feel free to lodge an online request through MyPortPhillip, or alternatively call our ASSIST team on 03 9209 6777

We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

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