Latest updates related to COVID-19 outbreak

#UPDATED 31 March 2020

Under latest COVID-19 containment measures announced by the Federal Government, the Shire of Dardanup has now closed all playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment and the Eaton Skatepark to the public.

Premier Mark McGowan has also announced that from Midnight tonight, West Australians will no longer be permitted to leave their regional boundary. For details on regional boundaries and exemptions, please review this information on the website of Premier.

If you need to apply for an exemption to the border restrictions you can apply online following the following link: WA Border Restrictions – Apply for Special Exemption

Shire of Dardanup today released this advice for Food Businesses.


#UPDATED 27 March 2020

Dardanup Shire Council has agreed to a 0% increase in RATES & FEES for 2020/21/

Residents and ratepayers experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to contact our friendly Rates Team to discuss payment options. Email:

One of a large range of measures Council is rolling out to deliver support and relief to its community at this difficult time.


#UPDATED 26 March 2020

Our Administration Centre, Eaton will be CLOSED to the public from 12.00pm today under COVID-19 containment measures.
You might not be able to see us,  but WE’RE.  STILL.  HERE. 
Our Customer Service Team has been expanded to ensure we can assist with your queries and business effectively and efficiently by phone. Reach us on 9724 0000.
In addition, all other Shire of Dardanup buildings and most facilities will be closed to public access over the next two days in light of Federal and State Government advice for community members to only leave their home for essential reasons. Signage will be installed on facilities to reflect this measure.
Additional closures to those previously announced include:
  • Halls
  • Sporting pavilions
  • Public Toilets
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Barbecues


The Shire of Dardanup will THINK creatively for new ways to deliver our services and support our community during Australia’s current health crisis associated with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our community during this time and we are taking advice and directives from the Federal and State Governments with acknowledgement the situation is changing rapidly.

While some services such as big events have been scaled back or even cancelled, we’re looking at ways to enhance other services at a time when our community may be feeling particularly isolated.

This page will be updated daily as further changes and initiatives are introduced so please check back regularly.

COVID-19 – What we know

The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Prime Minister has activated the Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) .

The Australian Government’s health response to the COVID-19 outbreak aims to:

  • Minimise the number of people becoming infected or sick with COVID-19
  • Minimise how sick people become and the mortality rate
  • Manage the demand on our health systems
  • Help you to manage your own risk and the risk to your families and communities

As a result, a range of directives have been issued by the Federal Government as part of containment measures and new directives are being issued on a regular basis as the situation is changing rapidly.

For important DAILY UPDATES from the State and Federal Governments on measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Australia and flatten the curve, please visit the below links:

Businesses may find resources available at the below links helpful:

For individuals seeking financial assistance due to the impact of COVID-19 visit:

What we don’t know

  • How widespread the virus will be
  • What further measures the Federal and State Governments will implement to contain spread of the virus
  • What impact these containment measures will have on our daily lives and how long this will last

What we are doing about it

The Shire of Dardanup has activated its Business Continuity Plan & Procedure, actioned by its Incident Management Team.

In line with Federal and State Government directives the Shire of Dardanup’s IMT has closed access by the public to the following facilities:

Buildings Administration Centre, Eaton
Dardanup Office/Library
Eaton Recreation Centre
Eaton Community Library
Burekup Hall
Ferguson Hall
Dardanup Hall
Football Pavilion, Eaton
Softball Pavilion, Eaton
Eaton Hall
Eaton Junior Football Club
Don Hewison Centre
Waterloo Hall
Eaton Bowling Club
Dardanup Tennis Club
Dardanup Sporting Club
Dardanup Equestrian Centre
Eaton Family Centre (*please note Child Health Clinic attached still operating under strict guidelines)
Facilities All playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment
Eaton Skatepark
Toilets Wellington Mills
Eaton Tennis Club
Dardanup Oval
Dardanup Hall
Cadell Park
Eaton Foreshore
Watson Street Reserve
Ferguson Hall
Water Fountains

In line with Federal and State Government directives the Shire of Dardanup IMT has cancelled or postponed the following events:

  • Conquer the Concrete
  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • Seed & Plant Swap : postponed
  • Dardanup Art Spectacular
  • Dardanup Social Dance
  • Dardanup ANZAC Day Service

Join our new ‘I Heart Dardanup’ Facebook Group via this link.

This is a group to connect people living in all corners of the Shire of Dardanup (and our near neighbours) to each other during a time when many might be impacted by social isolation. It’s a tough time but the way we can get through this is TOGETHER!  This is a place we can share and discuss information that impacts us locally, connect carers and volunteers with those in need and help keep our spirits high. Local businesses are welcome to share products or services that may be of particular interest at this time. Join in polls, watch live workshop presentations and more. It’s also a place to share our love of where we live. #iheartdardanup


  • Direct Debit Members – your membership payments and access will be suspended immediately until further notice. No action is required, we will suspend on your behalf.
  • Fixed Term Members – your membership access will be suspended immediately until further notice and the suspension time added onto the end of your membership. No action is required,
  • we will suspend on your behalf.
  • Teenfit members will receive a credit for cancelled classes.
  • Anyone with creche passes will still be able to utilise them in the future as they will not expire.
  • Eaton Community College will still be accessing the sports courts on a daily basis while the school remains open.
  • We still have administration staff at the Centre to answer your calls, emails and FB messages.


  • New Mobile Library & Delivery Service for Shire of Dardanup residents only. Visit this link for more information and registration.
  • Provision of a Library Helpdesk from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Phone: 9724 0470 or email:
  • Library patrons have access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies etc Visit this link to access.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter for further updates.

What we would like you to do

Please visit regularly the Australia Federal Department of Health for comprehensive information and resources on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

In particular practice:

  • Good hygiene
  • Social distancing
  • Self-isolation