Council facilities to reopen

Published on 07 October 2021

Council will begin reopening facilities next week as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease.


The Broken Hill City Library, Living Desert, and Geocentre will all open on October 11. The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery will remain closed for renovations, however a pop-up gallery shop will operate in Town Square from October 11.


The Visitor Information Centre and Living Desert Campground will open on October 18, and Council's Administrative Centre will then reopen when State-wide vaccination reaches 80% (estimated October 18-25).


Please note that proof of double vaccination, or proof of exemption from vaccination, will be required to enter Council facilities until restrictions are lifted on December 1.


The NSW Government has stated that fines of up to $11,000 will apply to organisations that serve unvaccinated customers, and Council will comply with the current regulations of the Health Order.


The Government has also stated that individuals can face $1,000 on the-spot-fines for failing to comply with vaccination requirements.


As COVID-19 details and restrictions can change at short notice please visit for the latest information.


A full list of Council facilities and their opening times can be found below. Please note all details are subject to change in line with COVID-related restrictions and outcomes.


OPEN FROM OCTOBER 11 (70% State-wide vaccination)

Monday: 10am–1pm
Tuesday: 10am–1pm, 4pm–6pm
Wednesday: 10am–1pm, 4pm–6pm
Thursday: 10am–1pm, 4pm–6pm
Friday: 10am–1pm
Saturday: 10am–1pm
The Library offers 24/7 Digital Library and a non-contact Click and Collect service, check the Library website or call 80803460.


Pop-Up Gallery Store (Town Square)
Tuesday: 10am-3pm
Wednesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday: 10am-3pm
Friday: 10am-3pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm


Tuesday: 10am-3pm
Wednesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday: 10am-3pm
Friday: 10am-3pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm


Living Desert
8.30am to sundown every day




Visitor Information Centre
Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm
Weekends: 10am-2pm


Living Desert Camp Ground
Online booking and proof of vaccination required.


OPEN AT 80% STATE-WIDE VACCINATION (estimated October 18-25)


Council Administration Centre

Hours TBA