COVID-19 Update

Contact Tracing

All City of Palmerston facilities require a QR code check-in system as per the Chief Health Officer directions as of 30 November 2020.
It is a requirement that City of Palmerston collects all customer and visitor contact details. 

Contact tracing applies to all Council facilities including:

  • Civic Plaza building 
  • Palmerston Library
  • Palmerston Recreation Centre
  • Palmerston Swimming and Fitness Centre
  • Council Community Halls.

Events and programs

Contact tracing will occur at all City of Palmerston events upon entry. Further details on our events can be found on our Facebook page.

What we are doing to assist the community

City of Palmerston is supporting residents, businesses and visitors with the following services in place:

Liveable Cities grant

The Liveable Cities grant scheme encourages commercial property and business owners to undertake upgrades and renovations to shopfronts through dollar for dollar funding, up to the value of the property or business owner’s annual rates. Find out more by contacting Council on email at 

Free parking

Council has extended free timed parking to include free all-day parking in the city area. Read more here.

Assistance for ratepayers

For those Palmerston ratepayers seeking rating relief please see our Council Policy FIN17 Rate Concession, or contact rates staff via or phone 08 8935 9961.

Council venue hire

Free venue hire is in place until 30 June 2021 at the Palmerston Recreation Centre’s community rooms and stadium, the Palmerston Library’s Community Room, Driver Resource Centre, and Durack Arts Centre.

Single bookings can be booked online here, with any multiple bookings needing to be discussed with Council staff by emailing