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Published on Monday, 25 May 2020 at 9:00:00 AM

What is the Town of Bassendean doing in response to COVID-19?

The Town is following the direction from local and State health agencies to provide an environment that is safe and healthy, and will continue to provide essential community services.  The health and wellbeing of our residents, visitors, staff and broader community is paramount.


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To reduce the risk of spread, the Town has implemented the following measures

  • Closed Playgrounds and turned off water fountains. 
  • Cancelled the Old Perth Road Markets, ANZAC Day ceremony, citizenship ceremonies, NAIDOC Week and Telethon Community Cinemas.
  • Promoted online activities such as StoryTime.
  • Encourage customers and ratepayers to use the Town's online services 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Public Health Information Line on 1800 004 599 or visit the Department of Health.

We apologise for any inconvenience and do hope to see you all again soon. We will continue to review the situation daily and advise you of any changes.

As this is an evolving and time-driven situation, we have constantly been gathering new information to ensure that we are in the best possible position to manage this situation, make well informed decisions and to have a consistent and well considered approach in our messaging.

What if I feel concerned?

 It is natural to feel concerned, so find some tips at Beyond Blue.

Can you provide information in other languages?

 For information in other languages please visit the Ethnolink Language Services Website

What is the best way to contact the Town?

Rather than visit us, you are encouraged to deal with us by remote means.

Phone: 9377 8000


How is the Town Accepting Payments?

Available forms of payments include

  • In Person Payments using Eftpos or Cheque. Cash payments discouraged.
  • Credit cards over the phone
  • Cheque/money orders can be posted to PO Box 87, Bassendean WA 6934 
  • For Rates Only: Bpoint is available

Phone 9377 8000 for assistance

What about Council Meetings? 

Council Briefing Sessions and Council Meetings are being held online. Please send in your questions about any matters on the agenda to by noonpm on the meeting date and watch from the comfort of your home.

Can I book a Town venue?

Existing hirers are returning to venues, with a COVID safety plan.

No new bookings will be accepted or approved until further notice.

Please direct all facility and reserve inquiries to or 9377 8000.

Is the Library open?

Yes, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Not open Saturdays. Please use our online library services  here.

Can I enrol in the RElax program?

Our classes are now online. Due to high enrolments, we are not taking further inquiries.

What's  happening at Seniors Ashfield?

In-Home Care Services continue to be provided to Seniors and Disability Services clients. 

Tel: (08) 9279 6588

What about Youth Services?

The drop-in centre is re-opening. 

Will this impact NDIS support?

Mission Australia staff can answer questions relating to plans or the implementation of plans.

For people living in the Town of Bassendean, please contact

Rebecca Biltoft

M 0491 147 692     E or

Glyn Davies

M 0491 147 712     E

Need help to set up a Centrelink account?

Use this step-by-step guide for setting up a MyGov account.

On 30 March 2020 the Federal Government announced a third set of stimulus measures  which includes a new wage subsidy of $1,500 per employee, per fortnight to be paid to businesses for a six month period for more information click here. To register for JobKeeper payment updates from the ATO please click here

General information:

State Government Coronavirus Page - includes the WA Government Pandemic Plan

Commonwealth Department of Health - contains a number of fact sheets to answer the many questions being asked by the community

HealthyWA website - information on COVID clinics and current advice

Any questions about the Coronavirus can be directed to the Helpline on 1800 020 080. Find out more here.


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