Community care update – #IHeartDardanup

Published on Monday, 14 February 2022 at 3:38:00 PM

Community care update – #IHeartDardanup

 American writer Anthony D’Angelo said: “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”

On Valentine’s Day and during these challenging and uncertain times as Covid-19 begins to spread in our State, it would seem like an appropriate time to remind our community that we care.

Councillors and Staff have been working hard to ensure the Shire of Dardanup not only meets all of its obligations with regard to State Government mandates related to containment of Covid-19 but has undertaken extensive planning to reduce the potential for any interruptions to the level of service we are able to provide our community and ensure our business continuity.

Staff are also working to support sporting clubs and community groups with ensuring they are able to understand and meet their mandate obligations.

You might recall our ‘I Heart Dardanup’ campaign launched during the extended period of lockdown during 2020.

It was the theme we continue to use for measures to support our community through this health crisis.

It is also a dedicated Facebook Group. 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.


With the expansion of State wide proof of vaccination requirements from 31 January it is important that community members have easy access to their COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

The ServicesWA phone app has been set up just for this. But where do you start? What do you need to use it for? How can you access the information you need? Shire of Dardanup Library Services is here to help you with our ServiceWA Today workshops.

Learn how to download and show proof of vaccination, check in, and prepare for interstate travel all through the one app.

Sessions are held on Fridays every week at the following times:

Dardanup Public Library – 10.00am

Eaton community Library – 2.00pm


Finding it difficult to get to the library? Shire of Dardanup Library Services can help.

Whether you would like to choose your own items from our library catalogue, or you would prefer our experienced library staff make selections for you, we can provide easy delivery of books, movies and more to your doorstep.

Our delivery service runs on a 3 week rotation system to the following areas:

Week 1   Week 2 Week 3
Bethanie Fields, North Eaton, Glen Huon, Millbridge      South Eaton Dardanup, Burekup

If you would like to be included in our delivery service, please phone our friendly library team on 9724 0470.


Make the most of the balmy summer evenings and share the unique experience of sitting in your local park and watching a movie on the big screen with friends or family. By implementing Covid Safety plans, we have been able to continue providing our program of free community events over the summer.

Movies by Moonlight is part of the LiveLighter Summer in your Park Series, presented by the Shire of Dardanup. The last in our series is on 26 Feburary at Eaton Foreshore, showing ‘The Croods – A New Age”.

This event is free to attend and bookings are not required. All you need is something comfortable to sit on – blankets, pillows, bean bags or low beach chairs (if you bring high chairs you will be asked to sit at the back).

Please note it can get cold once the sun goes down so we encourage you to bring warm items of clothing to put on or even a sleeping bag to jump into.

This is a non-smoking event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

COVID – 19

The health and safety of all visitors remains the Shire’s number one priority. We will continue to ensure the outdoor event complies with all State Government directives concerning COVID-19.

While at the event, we ask that you practice:

  • Good hand hygiene
  • Physical distancing when moving around and selecting seating locations.

To support this, we have hand sanitiser stations located throughout the event venue for you to utilise.


If the COVID-19 health crisis is causing you particular stress or anxiety, or if you are beginning to feel overwhelmed, it’s important to reach out for help.

The State and Federal Governments have both launched new programs dedicated to supporting our community through this difficult time. Please visit the below links for expert guidance.

If you need to talk to someone, beyondblue are available 24/7 to provide wellbeing counselling and mental health support for your day to day needs.

Telephone: 1800 512 348

Information for Aboriginal people can be found at

WA COVID -19 Hotline – Phone 13 COVID (13 268 43)

Lifeline – Phone 13 11 14

Beyond Blue – Phone 1300 224 636

Kids Helpline – Phone 1800 551 800

MensLine – Phone 1300 789 978

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