Council hours over Christmas and New Year
  • Friday 16 December 2016
Christmas closureSunshine Coast Council has the essentials covered over the Christmas/New Year break.

If a shady verandah and a hammock is your idea of being flat out at Christmas, don’t forget to pick up the latest bestseller from your local libraries.

Sunshine Coast Council Libraries are open regular hours throughout the school holidays with thousands of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs available for you to borrow. However, they will be closed on all the public holidays, and will close at 5pm on Friday, December 23 and 30.

Council libraries are closed on Sundays.

The Sunshine Coast Mobile Library service will be closed from Saturday, December 24 to Monday, January 2. The service will recommence on Tuesday, January 3.

If you are looking for an enjoyable outing with family and friends over the Christmas break, the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden at Tanawha is a must and will be open daily from 7am to 6pm. The Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre will be closed on the public holidays.

Another great location to lock into your holiday schedule is the Caloundra Regional Gallery in Omrah Avenue which will be open except for the public holidays.

Make sure you don’t miss the specially designed boredom-busting workshops and activities to entertain children at the Coast’s libraries and gallery during the holiday break.

Visit council’s library and gallery websites for more details about their programs and locations.

If you are travelling by air over the Christmas and New Year period, Sunshine Coast Airport will operate as normal providing all services.

Council’s household waste and recycling collection services will continue as usual – including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please note, council’s waste disposal and resource recovery facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, but will trade as normal on all other days.

And don’t forget your pets this festive season. During New Year’s Eve celebrations, ensure your pets are securely contained within your property as the noise from fireworks can frighten them.

The Sippy Creek Animal Pound at Tanawha will be open 8.15am - 6pm from Wednesday, December 28 to Friday, December 30 and 9am - noon on Saturday, December 31 and will be closed on the public holidays.

Council’s main reception at Caloundra and Nambour, service counters including Maroochydore along with the Call Centre will be open on normal operating hours. However they will be closed on the public holidays.

Don’t forget MyCouncil allows you to do business with council online at your convenience.

For council emergencies, please call 07 5475 7272 outside of normal business hours.

Disaster Management has all necessary arrangements in place to monitor and activate if required.

Council’s Disaster Hub provides helpful information in being prepared for and informed during a disaster event.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

For more details, visit council’s website or to keep up-to-date make sure you follow Sunshine Coast Council on Facebook