Changes to services

Our facilities and services have closed or changed in line with Victorian Government restrictions. People are required to have a face covering to access our early education and maternal and child health services and waste transfer station.

To find out how this may affect you, please browse the A-Z of services, facilities and programs below. Call 8290 1439 if you have any questions.

Please note: our public facing Customer Service Centres are CLOSED.

Please contact us:


8290 1439 (COVID-19 specific enquiries and business grants program) (business hours)

8290 1333 (general enquiries) (24 hours)

8290 3329 (planning enquiries) (business hours)



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A-Z of Council Services

Service / Facility    Details Status 
Aged Services   

Home care, personal care, meals on wheels, home maintenance programs (including support with shopping so our older community members do not need to leave the house).


    In-person assessment services changed to phone assessment.  CHANGED 
    Community transport, lunches, social programs and events CANCELLED 

Stonnington facilities for community groups including U3A Stonnington

Please contact your group directly if you require further information.



Alfesco Social Support Program changed to online

Subscribe to the Alfresco eNewsletter to keep up-to-date. 

    For information and support for older Australians dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 visit the MyAgedCare website or call 1800 171 866.   
Car parks  

The public car parks in MacFarlan Street, South Yarra and King Street, Prahran are closed for casual users.

All other car parks are open.



Chapel Off Chapel
  The venue is currently closed. No need to venture out to get intimate with Chapel's artists. They are bringing artists direct to your living room with their Check in with Chapel series. During these times of isolation Chapel Off Chapel would love to stay connected with you! See what else Chapel is up to on Facebook and Instagram. CLOSED 
Child care (early years services)  

Our early years services is open for vulnerable children and children of permitted workers. 



Community Centres and RSL   All City of Stonnington community centres, recreation centres, sports pavilions and the Prahran RSL are closed. CLOSED 
Customer Service Centres   All public-facing Customer Service Centres are closed. See above for how to contact our customer services team. CLOSED 
Events    All planned City of Stonnington events are postponed until further notice. Online offerings are planned, and will be announced soon.  CHANGED
Footy goal posts    All football goal posts on all City of Stonnington parks remain in place. UNCHANGED
Function centres    All function and event spaces are closed. If you would like to enquire about future venue availability, we'd love to hear from you! For information email our Venues team. CLOSED 
Golf Course   The Malvern Valley Golf Course is closed.  CLOSED
Gyms    All outdoor gym equipment and the Harold Hold Swim Centre gym are closed.  CLOSED 
Hard Waste Collection  

The Spring hard waste collection, due to start on 1 September, has been delayed.

Subject to restrictions easing, we are working with our waste contractor to reschedule the collection to start in October/November.

For more information see Hard Waste FAQs.

History Centre  

The Stonnington History Centre is closed.

History Centre staff are available to answer your questions. Email the History Centre team or call 8290 1360. 

  Our immunisation program is being delivered out of Malvern Town Hall only. All immunisations must be pre-booked online. Adults and children aged 12 or over are required to wear a face covering to access the program, children aged under 12 are not required to wear a face covering.  CHANGED

A click and collect service is available.

Reserve items on the catalogue and once allocated, contact the libraries to book a time to pick-up your items. 

Return chutes will be open from 19 September at Malvern, Phoenix Park and Toorak/South Yarra libraries. There’s no need to rush to return items as all items are being renewed automatically. Overdue charges do not apply.

A library home delivery service is available to vulnerable members of the Stonnington community.

A range of online library services are available, including an extensive digital library. To access the digital library become a member.

To explore our online services visit the Stonnington libraries website or find us on Facebook.

    All Stonnington libraries are closed to walk-ins.  CLOSED
Maternal and child health   

Developmental assessments, consultations and parent support groups are continuing via phone and online. 15-minute face-to-face appointments are available to families with babies aged up to four months or with high needs. Cleaning and social distancing measures are in place in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.

Adults and children aged 12 or over are required to wear a face covering to access the service, children aged under 12 are not required to wear a face covering.

For more information visit the Maternal and child health services page. 

Middle years and youth services    The middle years and youth service office is closed. CLOSED 

Youth worker support via phone, video-chat or email. Call 8290 7020 during business hours to make an appointment.

All other programs are being delivered online. For more on our online programs check out our Facebook or call 8290 7020. 

Parking    Easing of restrictions applies to some restrictions. For more details view the Parking page.  CHANGED

All City of Stonnington parks, gardens, open spaces and reserves are open. If visiting one of our 50+ parks (including sports grounds, open spaces and ovals) practice social distancing and follow the Victorian Government's 8pm curfew. 

If the park you visit is crowded please visit another one.

    All dog off-leash parks are open. OPEN 
Park facilities    Fitness equipment, skate parks, basketball courts, cricket nets, barbecues - all closed. CLOSED 
Playgrounds    All playgrounds are open.  OPEN 
Pools (aquatic centres)    The Harold Hold Swim Centre (including the gym) and Prahran Aquatic Centre are closed.  CLOSED 
Prahran Square    Prahran Square is open, including the car park and the public toilets. If visiting Prahran Square please practice responsible social distancing by keeping 1.5m away from others.  OPEN 
    Prahran Square organised events and activities are cancelled until further notice. CANCELLED 
Sporting club facilities   

All sporting club facilities, pavilions are closed.

Sports grounds  

Sports grounds and ovals remain open. To extend hours people can comfortably exercise, we are leaving the floodlights on from 5 to 8.45pm Monday to Friday at:

  • Basil Oval in Malvern East
  • Como Park in South Yarra
  • Malvern Cricket Ground
  • Orrong Park in Prahran
  • Waverley Park in Malvern East
Street sweeping    Our street sweeping service is operating as normal  UNCHANGED 
Tennis courts    Public tennis courts are closed. CLOSED
Toilets    All public toilets are open. Cleaning protocols are in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services guidelines  OPEN 
Tree management    All tree management services (planting, pruning, removal) will continue as normal.  UNCHANGED 
Tree works permit    Tree assessment and issue of Tree Works Permits (for works on private land) is not available under Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions.  CANCELLED
Waste and recycling collections   

Our waste and recycling services are operating as normal. Please continue to place your bin out on your usual day. Collection times may differ so please do not be concerned if your bin is not collected at the usual time.

For more information visit our waste, recycling and street sweeping page.

Waste (hard waste collection)  

The Spring hard waste collection, due to start on 1 September, has been delayed.

Subject to restrictions easing, we are working with our waste contractor to reschedule the collection to start in October/November.

For more information see Hard Waste FAQs.

Waste Transfer Station   

The waste transfer station is closed until further notice.