Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the Healthy WA website:

Shire of Katanning Response

The Shire will continue to monitor developments with COVID-19 and follow the advice of government and health authorities whilst maintaining services to the community. 


As of Saturday 5 December, particular businesses and venues in Western Australia must maintain a contact register of their staff and patrons for COVID-19 contact tracing, if required.

Anyone who attends particular businesses or venues will be required to register their contact details, unless getting take-away. This includes patrons, staff, volunteers and contractors.

The contact register records will only be held for 28 days.

Contact registers will be required for the following Shire of Katanning Facilities:

  • Katanning Library, Art Gallery & Community Room
  • Katanning Leisure Centre
  • Katanning Aquatic Centre
  • Katanning Saleyards (canteen users only)
  • Katanning Town Hall

If COVID-19 is detected in the WA community, contact registers help to protect us all by enabling the WA Health Contact Team to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

To help, the WA Government has developed a free app, SafeWA, which will provide businesses with a digital contact register system. SafeWA is an efficient and safe way to record patron and visitor contact details where they can check-in, using the app. Click the link below to download the SafeWA app.

For information to see if your business or venue requires a contact register, please go to the link below:

Shire Administration and Civic Centre

The Shire Administration and Civic Centre reopened to the public from Monday 11 May 2020, with the front foyer area continuing to be used as a waiting area.

To ensure appropriate social distancing, Customer Service Staff will use the internal access doors to control the numbers of visitors in the Reception Area.

Customers are encouraged to conduct transactions such as Transport Licensing, payment of rates and Shire accounts by credit card, online, over the phone or by direct debit arrangements where possible.  

Katanning Library

As of Monday 29 June 2020, the Katanning Library updated to Phase 4 Restrictions for COVID-19. The Katanning Library will continue operating normal hours.

The capacity limits are lifted to 100 in the Library and 10 in the Community Room. Registering of patrons will cease. Social distancing guidelines will continue. The rules for entering the Library can be found here.

Contact registers will be mandatory at this facility from Saturday 5 December 2020. The contact register records will only be held for 28 days.

Katanning Leisure Centre

As of Monday, 29 June 2020 the Shire of Katanning facilities moved into Phase 4 of WA Restrictions for COVID-19. Katanning Leisure Centre will continue operating normal opening hours.

All participants must adhere to the KLC facility COVID-19 Safety Plan & Hygiene Guidelines. The rules can be found here.

Please contact the KLC on 9821 4399 or email for further details.  

For regular updates on Group Fitness Classes please follow Katanning Leisure Centre’s Facebook page for further updates at:

Contact registers will be mandatory at this facility from Saturday 5 December 2020. The contact register records will only be held for 28 days.

THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES reopenED on saturday 6 june 2020:

  • Katanning All Ages Playground and Skate Park
  • Prosser Park Playground
  • Thompson Park Gym Equipment

The Katanning Waste Site will remain open for normal operating hours.

Department of Transport enquiries can be made by calling 13 11 56, accounts can be paid online at

 “We would like to encourage members of our community to keep practicing good hygiene and to continue to stay informed about COVID-19 through advice from the Department of Health. The situation is being reviewed daily and the Shire is taking measures to make sure that the community, visitors and staff are safe.” Shire President Liz Guidera said

If you have any queries, please call the Shire on 9821 9999 during normal office hours or visit our website

Coronavirus Helpline Numbers

Western Australian Coronavirus Helpline

For up-to-date COVID-19 coronavirus health and information and advice visit the Department of Health's Healthy WA website or call 13 COVID (13 26843).

National Coronavirus Helpline

The Department of Health have created a National Coronavirus Helpline. Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone: 1800 020 080

Travel within Western Australia

All advice on travelling to and within WA including border closures, travel restrictions and exemptions can be found at the State Government advice page linked below. This page is regularly updated.

Translated Resources

A list of resources about COVID-19 in other languages. The resources include a regularly updated Facebook page, translated fact sheets, videos guidelines and other publications


Useful Resources


Useful Links

The WA Department of Health and Premier and Cabinet has declared the HealthyWA website and State Government Coronavirus page as the single sources of truth as the situation with this pandemic is changing daily. It is important to not follow information from unofficial sources. 

Katanning Facebook Link