Changes to services

Following the Victorian Government's ease of restrictions from 11.59pm Friday 17 September 2021, we'll be adapting our facilities, programs and services to open where safe and permitted to do so.

See below for more information. 

Aged services and in-home care: Changed

Community Transport: Community Transport service will be closed for all services.  Please contact the Community Transport Leader on 8290 3349 for details.

Stonnington Engaged: Please continue to join us for our online programs, including:

    • Mondays Morning Art Class
    • Tuesdays Community Singing Class
    • Wednesdays Exercise program
    • Thursdays Health and Well Being Yoga Class

These programs will be running as normal at their normal times. 

Our on site programs are cancelled. Please check with the Engaged team on 8290 3337 for more information or read about our Engaged programs here.

Chris Gahan Centre: Closed to all users and hirers and community lunches are cancelled.

Phoenix Park Community Centre: Community lunches are cancelled.

Grattan Gardens Community Centre: Closed for all Social Group meetings and Tjanbi Community Afternoon. Please contact 8290 1460 for more information.

Gutters and gardening service: Closed

Shopping support program: Closed

Home maintenance support: Limited to essential works only.

Aquatics: Closed

Prahran Aquatic Centre and Harold Holt Swim Centre are closed during the lockdown period.

Car parking enforcement: Changed

Only Red Signs and Safety related offences will be enforced while the lockdown is in place.

Chapel Off Chapel: Closed

Check the Chapel Off Chapel website or Facebook page for more information. 

Customer service: Closed

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the Service and Visitor Centre is closed to visitors from Friday 8 August, until further notice.

Early education and child care services: Open

Open with strict protocols in place.

Immunisation: Open

Pre-booked immunisation sessions continuing with strict protocols in place.

Libraries and History Centre: Changed

Our library buildings are closed, but the following services are available: 

  • Click and Collect 
  • Online programs and events
  • eLibrary

 Check the Library's Service Update page for more. 

Malvern Valley Golf Course (MVGC): Open

Malvern Valley Golf Course is open.

Maternal and Child Health Service: Changed

For information on arranging Key Age and Stage appointments, please visit our Maternal and Child Health webpage.

  • All parent groups will be held online via Zoom and the participants will be contacted by the MCH Nurse with the details.
  • Small talk will be online via Zoom.
  • Mother Goose will be online via Zoom.

Parks, gardens and open spaces: Open

From 11.59pm Friday, 17 September 2021 the following services are permitted: 

  • Outdoor skate parks and outdoor gym equipment open 
  • Outdoor exercise permitted for up to four hours per day 
  • Personal training for two participants per trainer 

Our parks, gardens and open spaces are open - but please use them within the restrictions in place.

Como Park in South Yarra, Orrong Park in Armadale, Orrong Romamis in Armadale, Malvern Cricket Ground and Waverley Oval in Malvern East will be floodlight from 5-9pm to allow people to walk and exercise in the evening.

Waste services and rubbish/recycling collection: Changed

Waste services will continue as normal, please place your bins out when you would normally do so.

Our Waste Transfer Station is closed to the public. It will be open to landscaping and gardening sole operators (ABN required) undertaking outdoor work as allowed by the Victorian Government’s restrictions. Accessing the station may take longer than usual due to social distancing measures in place. Valid permits to work are required upon entry.

Prahran Community Learning Centre: Open

Prahran Community Learning Centre will be open for vulnerable students only. Please check in with the Centre on 9510 7052.



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8290 1333 (general enquiries, 24 hours)

8290 3329 (planning enquiries, business hours)

8290 1439 (COVID hotline in customer service)



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