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Christmas Closure

Council’s offices will be closed over Christmas and please note that there will be some changes to Waste collections.

Organic bin (green lid) collections that are due to be collected on Christmas Day (Wednesday) will now be collected on Tuesday (December24). All premises effected have been mailed advising of their collection change.

However, there will be no change to Garbage (red lid) and Recycling (yellow lid) collections - they will both be collected as per usual on Wednesday (Christmas Day). 

The Rural City of Wangaratta and the Wangaratta Government Centre’s Customer Service Department (Cnr Ford & Ovens Streets, Wangaratta) will be closed from 3pm, Tuesday 24 December 2019 - reopening 8.30am, Thursday 2 January 2020.

For essential services and emergencies phone: 5722 0888

In the event of a 'Code Red' Fire Danger Day declared for North East Victoria, Council will operate with trained emergency management personnel.

For information about services operating over the closure visit

Transfer Station Holiday Operating Hours

Wangaratta (Sandford Road)

Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day)- CLOSED
Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day) 10am – 4:30pm
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm 
Saturday – Sunday 10am - 4:30pm
Mondays - Closed 

Sunday (fortnightly) 9am – 11:50am

Saturday (fortnightly) 9am – 11.50am

Sunday (fortnightly) 1pm – 3.50pm
For further information about holiday operating hours visit


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