Changes to services

Our facilities and services are re-opening as the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, but some things have changed in the way we offer them.

Face masks are a condition of entry for people aged 12 and over for all our community and public-facing buildings, services. This includes aquatic centres, libraries, customer service and maternal and child health centres. If you have a lawful reason as listed on the DHHS website for not wearing a mask, please contact that service or our call centre before visiting so we can arrange a way for you to do so that is safe for you, other community members and our staff.

To find out how current restrictions may affect you, browse the A-Z of services, facilities and programs below.

Please note: The City of Stonnington service centre at 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern is OPEN. The customer service centres based at Prahran Town Hall and the depot are CLOSED.

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8290 1439 (COVID-19 specific enquiries and business grants program) (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.   
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 are open with additional cleaning and safety measures in place. 



Community Centres and RSL   All City of Stonnington community centres, recreation centres, sports pavilions and the Prahran RSL are closed. CLOSED 
Customer Service Centres   The Stonnington City Centre service centre is open. The Prahran Town Hall and Depot service centres remain closed.  CHANGED


Events    All planned City of Stonnington events are postponed until further notice. Browse our program of online events. CHANGED
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 open with a COVID-19 safe plan in place, you can find more information on their website.
Gyms    The Harold Holt Swim Centre gym open, with density limits in place. Members can book a gym session here OPEN
Gyms (outdoor)    All outdoor fitness equipment is open.  OPEN 
Hard Waste Collection  

The Spring hard waste collection, due to start on 1 September, will now start on 5 October.

Visit the Hard Waste page for more information.

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

Toorak/South Yarra, Malvern and Phoenix Park libraries are now open from 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, with a 1 hour closure from 12.30-1.30pm.

Visitors are asked to limit their visit to 20 minutes only for browsing, borrowing and enquiries only, no bookings required.

A library staff member will welcome you at the door and record your details for contact tracing purposes.

Our contactless services are still available, including Click and Collect and the Vulnerable Communities Library Delivery Service.

Return chutes are open at Malvern, Phoenix Park and Toorak/South Yarra libraries. Don't rush to return items as overdue charges do not apply - all items are being renewed automatically. 

To explore our online services, including an extensive digital libraryvisit the Stonnington libraries website or find us on Facebook.

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. 


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. 

All dog off-leash parks are open.

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


Pools (Harold Holt)


The Harold Holt Swim Centre indoor pools are open with density limits in place.  You can book to swim here.

The outdoor 50m pool is closed for improvement works and is expected to reopen in early summer.

Pools (Prahran Aquatic)    The outdoor 50m pool at Prahran Aquatic Centre is open. There are restrictions on the number of people permitted in the pool at one time, and a booking system is in place to secure a time to swim.  OPEN 
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 
Sporting clubs and facilities

We’re working with sporting clubs and peak bodies so they can re-open safely within COVID-19 restrictions, this includes tennis and bowls clubs. Current restrictions mean that clubs cannot open indoor facilities or pavilions. Contact your local club directly for more information.

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 
Toilets    All public toilets are open. Cleaning protocols are in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services guidelines  OPEN 
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 Transfer Station   

The waste transfer station is open, Monday - Friday from 10am to 3.30pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.

The Waste Transfer Station is now resuming normal operations, accepting all waste types.

With social distancing protocols still in place - please expect long delays.