This page will be updated frequently leading up to Christmas as operating dates and times are confirmed. Please check back regularly.
The Riverlinks Box Office will be closed from 5.00pm Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen at 10.00am Monday 6 January 2020.
Tickets to shows can still be purchased online during this time via the Riverlinks website.
Shepparton Art Museum
SAM will be closed on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2019) and New Year’s Day (Wednesday 1 January 2020). Other days are as follows:
|Tuesday 24 December 2019||Open 10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Wednesday 25 December 2019||CLOSED|
|Thursday 26 December 2019||Open 1.00pm - 4.00pm|
|Friday 27 December 2019||Open 10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Saturday 28 December 2019||Open 10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Sunday 29 December 2019||Open 10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Monday 30 December 2019||Open 10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Tuesday 31 December 2019||Open 10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Wednesday 1 January 2020||CLOSED|
|Thursday 2 January 2020||Open 10.00am - 4.00pm|
Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre is open every day from 9.00am to 5.00pm excluding Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2019).
Aquamoves will be closed on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2019). All other days are as follows:
|Tuesday 24 December 2019||Christmas Eve||Open 6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 25 December 2019||Christmas Day||CLOSED|
|Thursday 26 December 2019||Boxing Day||Open 8.30am - 7.00pm|
|Friday 27 December 2019||Normal Trading Hours||Open 6.00am - 9.00pm|
|Saturday 28 December 2019||Normal Trading Hours||Open 7.00am - 9.00pm|
|Sunday 29 December 2019||Normal Trading Hours||Open 8.30am - 9.00pm|
|Monday 30 December 2019||Normal Trading Hours||Open 6.00am - 9.00pm|
|Tuesday 31 December 2019||New Year’s Eve||Open 6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 1 January 2020||New Year’s Day||Open 12noon - 7.00pm|
Outdoor pools – Merrigum, Mooroopna, Tatura
The Mooroopna, Tatura and Merrigum Outdoor Pools will be closed on Christmas Day. These pools will open as normal on all other days across the Christmas and New Year period.
Please note – pool opening times are weather dependant and may change without notice. The pools will be closed on days less than 25 degrees and will stay open later when over 38 degrees.
Shepparton Sports Stadium
The Shepparton Sports Stadium will be closed from 8.00pm Friday 20 December 2019 and reopen at 8.30am on Monday 6 January 2020.
Please note – This closing period may be extended a further week should the stadium floor resealing still be underway. This will be communicated.
The SPC KidsTown Playground is open for all school holidays from dawn to dusk. The KidsTown staffed operations, Cafe and the Miniature Train will be closed on 25 and 26 December 2019 (Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Summer School Holiday operational hours: The Miniature Train will operate from 11.00am to 3.00pm and the Cafe will open from 10.00am to 3.00pm each day.
(Please note these times are weather dependant and may change without notice.)
Activities in the Park
The Activities in the Park program will take a break from Saturday 20 December 2019 and resume on Monday 6 January 2020.
No collections will occur on Wednesday 25 December 2019 or Wednesday 1 January 2020. During the few days following these dates, your bin will be emptied the day after normal collection, so:
|Your Usual Bin Collection||Changed Collection Date|
|Wednesday 25 December||Thursday 26 December|
|Thursday 26 December||Friday 27 December|
|Friday 27 December||Saturday 28 December|
|Wednesday 1 January||Thursday 2 January|
|Thursday 2 January||Friday 3 January|
|Friday 3 January||Saturday 4 January|
Regular kerbside collection will resume on Monday 6 January 2020. If you have any queries please contact Customer Service on 03 5832 9700.
Transfer stations and landfill
Council's Resource Recovery Centres (Shepparton, Ardmona and Murchison) are closed on:
- Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2019);
- Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December 2019); and
- New Years Day (Wednesday 1 January 2020).
Shepparton and Ardmona Facilities will be closing early on the Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24 December 2019) with last transactions at 2:45pm for a 3:00pm close.
On Tuesday 24 December 2019, Cosgrove landfill is expected to close early. Last truck is expected at 12:30 pm on the 24th December 2019.
Cosgrove landfill is closed on Christmas day and normal trading will resume on Boxing day, 26 December 2019. Cosgrove will also be closed on New Year’s Day (1 January 2020).
The Shepparton Animal Shelter will close at midday on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and reopen at 10.00am Thursday 2 January 2020.
Shelter staff will continue to care for all animals at the Shelter during this period.
For any Shelter enquiries during this time, please call the After Hours service on 03 5832 9700. If you have lost your animal or believe your animal may be at the Animal Shelter, please leave your details with the after hour’s service. If your animal is at the shelter, staff will contact you to arrange an appointment if required.
Childcare/Kinder/Family Day Care
Our Long Day Care services will be closed from Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen Thursday 2 January 2020.
Kindergartens will close from Friday 20 December 2019 and reopen from Tuesday 28 January 2020. Please contact individual services for session close and start dates.
Family Day Care will be closed from Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020.
For closure enquires please contact Children’s Services 5832 9783.
Greater Shepparton Business Centre
Greater Shepparton Business Centre will close on Tuesday 24 December at 3pm and reopen at 8.15am on 2 January 2020.
Maternal and Child Health Service
All centres will be closed Friday 22 December 2017. Open sessions will not be running over this period. During all other times, a reduced service to cater for new babies will be available at:
- Balaclava Road MCH Centre, 205 Balaclava Road, Shepparton
- Riverside Plaza MCH Centre, Shop 21C 8025 GV Highway, Shepparton
- Mooroopna Hub MCH Centre, 15 Morrell Street, Mooroopna
For all enquiries please call 5832 9312 between 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Normal service resumes on Monday 13 January 2019.
You may also contact the 24 hour service Maternal & Child Health Line 132 229.
Aged Services (Meals on Wheels, Home Care, Personal Care, Social Connections)
Services are NOT available on public holidays. If you have any concerns with regards to Home Care over the Christmas period, please contact the Service Provision Team on 03 5832 9785.
Please note the following public holiday closures.
- Wednesday 25 December 2019
- Thursday 26 December 2019
- Wednesday 1 January 2020
Personal Care (showering)
Will be provided as normal, unless you cancel your service. Please contact the Service Provision Team on 03 5832 9785 if you wish to discuss your service.
Social Support Individual (shopping)
Where it falls on a public holiday will be transferred to another day.
On public holidays can be provided with the Quality Services Coordinator’s approval. If you have any concerns with regards to respite on a public holiday, please contact the Service Provision Team on 03 5832 9785.
Meals on Wheels
Will continue as usual throughout Christmas for existing clients. Please call 03 5832 9808 to advise of any cancellations.
Social connection groups
- Finish: Friday 20 December 2019.
- Resume: Tuesday 28 January 2020.
- Limited Respite Programs will operate during January.
The closures for Centre-based meals are as follows:
Mooroopna Community Meals
- Finish: Monday 16 December 2019
- Resume: Monday 20 January 2020
- Closed for public holiday on Monday 27 January 2020
Tatura Senior Citizen meals
- Finish: Wednesday 11 December 2019
- Resume: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Shepparton Senior Citizen meals
- Finish: Wednesday 18 December 2019
- Resume: Wednesday 8 January 2020
Goulburn Valley Regional Library
- Goulburn Valley Libraries Branch Libraries and Administration Centre will close at 2pm on Tuesday 24 December.
- The Mobile Library will attend at Barmah and Picola only on that day.
- Numurkah Library will open from 10am-2pm on Tuesday 24 December.
- Goulburn Valley Libraries will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day only.
- Our libraries, including the Mobile Library, will operate according to our usual opening hours on all other days.