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Opening hours over Christmas and New Year

Garbage collection will continue as normal over the holiday period.

Summerhill Waste Management Centre will be closed on Christmas Day. From 26 December  to 28 December they will be open from 9am to 3pm. From 29 -31 December they will be open from 7.30 am to 5pm and from January 1 to 3 they will be open from 9am to 3pm.

All beaches will be open and patrolled as per usual during the holidays. Swimming centres will close for Christmas Day and will resume normal hours .

The Customer Enquiry Centre in Council's Administration Centre will be open from 8.30 -12noon on 24 December. It will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day as well as all dedicated public holidays . Regular office hours of 8.30am to 5pm will continue on all other days.

The Council Depot will be closed on Christmas, Boxing Day, New Years Day and all dedicated holidays. Regular hours will continue throughout the holiday season.

The Blackbutt Reserve wildlife tour will be closed on Christmas Day only. The park will be remain open. All facilities open all other days

The Art Gallery will be closed Christmas and Boxing Day, open on New Years Day and all other days.

The Visitors Centre will be relocating to the Maritime Centre which will be closed on Christmas Day and open from 10 am to 3pm on all other public holidays.

Parking stations will run normal business hours except for closure on Christmas and Boxing Day as well as dedicated public holidays, Bolton Street car park will be open for extended hours on New Years Eve from 7am to 3am and from 7am to 7pm New Year's Day.

Greening Centre will be open from 7am to 11am on 24 December. It will be closed from Christmas Day to 29 December. Normal hours resume on December 30 and 31. It will also be closed from 1  - 3 January. Normal business hours resume on 4 December.

All libraries will be shut from Christmas Day until 29 December. Most libraries will open from 9:30 to 12 noon on Christmas Eve except for Adamstown, Lambton and Stockton. All branches except for Lambton will be open on 29 December, Hamilton and Beresfield will be closed on 30 December while Adamstown, Stockton and Lambton will be closed on New Year's Eve.  All libraries will be shut from 1 - 3 January before resuming regular trading on 4 January.

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City Administration Centre
282 King Street
Newcastle NSW Australia 2300

Tel: 02 4974 2000