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No government quarantine facilities on King Island

As previously stated, all persons coming to Tasmania, including returning residents, are required to either register via the Tas e-Travel system or apply for a G2G Pass before they arrive. Further details on this can be found on the coronavirus.tas.gov.au website. A direction issued by State government earlier this week…

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145 Golfers and cruise ship passengers on King Island this weekend

King Island will welcome nearly 100 golfers this weekend. King Island Council is confident that the State Government’s COVID-19 travel precautions have been met and biosecurity, health and police will be at the airport terminal to oversee their arrival. Organised by Air Adventure, the golf ProAm tournament is a PGA…

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Updated requirements for arrivals to Tasmania

All arrivals to Tasmania, including returning residents, are required to follow certain steps in the days before they arrive. Current details can be found on the coronavirus.tas.gov.au website with the bulk of relevant information provided on the Coming to Tasmania page. The list of areas and premises that are designated…

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Council Christmas Closure – Waste Collection Details

The Council depot will be closed from 12 noon on Wednesday 23 December 2020 and the Council administration office from 12 noon Thursday 24 December 2020. Both will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021. Services, including waste collection, operation of the Charles Street Transfer Station, street cleaning and airport management…

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King Island Artist Residency – applications open

The King Island Artist Residency offers Tasmanian, national and international professional artists working in any artform between two to six weeks of creative time on King Island. Successful applicants will be provided with free accommodation and access to a vehicle and studio while on the Island. They are also invited…

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Public Meeting – Naracoopa Jetty

King Islanders are invited to attend a public meeting to hear a presentation by RDS Engineering on its report into the Naracoopa Jetty. Monday 14 December 2020 at 6.00pm Naracoopa Fire Brigade Shed Note: Due to our current insurance claim for storm damage, and the process involved, at this stage…

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Extended date for nominations – 2021 Australia Day Awards

Nominations are invited from organisations or individuals for the 2021 Australia Day Awards in the following categories: Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year King Island Community  Group or Event of the Year Nominations must be received by the new deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

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Social Distancing Brings Bass Strait Island Councils Together

Collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an agreement between Flinders and King Island Councils to work together to address shared issues facing their island communities and economies. The two councils’ joint approach to government ensured special quarantine requirements for the islands were instigated during the emergency phase of…

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Council Office – Early Closure 4 December 2020

The George Street Council Offices will be closing from 1pm on Friday 4 December 2020 due to an expected power outage, to upgrade our switchboard.  The office will reopen at 8.30am on Monday 7 December 2020. This outage will affect our normal office phone line, so we would ask that…

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Bass Island Line operations update

The John Duigan returns to King Island Service TasPorts, owner and operator of Bass Island Line (BIL), has advised that the John Duigan is set to resume its standard weekly shipping service to King Island, following the successful completion of works to replace the vessel’s propeller shafts. To see the…

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