Published on Wednesday, 1 April 2020 at 9:48:00 AM

The Shire of Jerramungup are working with the Department of Health to provide accurate updates on the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health issue.

It is important during this time that you continue to keep updated through the Department of Health who are indicating that there will be a continued risk of COVID-19 through Western Australia from late April with August currently forecast to be the most dangerous period across the State.


For the latest updates from the State Government in relation to COVID-19 including a daily snapshot, please visit their website. 

We do recommend keeping up to date on the Coronavirus through the Australian Government's Department of Health, and the World Health Organisation ‘Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public’.

Members of the public are also encouraged to go to the following online resources for up to date information:


You should continue to go about your usual day-to-day business without the need to stay home or limit your social activities.

Everyone must practice good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading.

The Department of Health provide information on protecting yourself and your family at their website.

There are also ways you can easily reduce your risk:

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Shaking hands is optional!


Coronavirus is most likely to spread from person to person, when we come into close contact with one another.

We can all help stop the spread by keeping our distance, including at parks, beaches and shops.

Get more information on social distancing from the Australian Department of Health.

Community members are reminded that no more than two people are to gather in public places unless from the same household.

People aged over 70 should stay at home to self-isolate and limit contact with others as much as possible. This also applies to people over 60 with chronic illness and Indigenous Australians over 50.


The Shire of Jerramungup has made the decision to close our Administration office to the public effective 4:00pm Monday 31 March 2020 until further notice.

For administration assistance:

To make payments, ask questions or have concerns addressed please email or phone 9835 1022 and we will respond as soon as possible.

All Department of Transport transactions should be completed online through the DOT website:

If we are unable to assist you over the phone or your Department of Licensing transaction cannot be completed online an appointment MUST be made to complete it at the Administration office by calling 9835 1022.


All Shire of Jerramungup facilities such as the community swimming pool, halls, recreation areas such as parks and skate parks, fish cleaning facilities and public toilets are now closed to the public until further notice. This is to reduce the risk to public health and safety and ensure compliance with new social distancing measures announced by the Prime Minister.

The public toilets at Paperbark's in Bremer Bay and Lion's Park in Jerramungup will remain open for the time being. 


The Jerramungup and Bremer Bay waste facilities are still open however we have ceased taking cash payments. Instead you will need to provide your details and you will be invoiced for your rubbish.  


Shire-managed Miller's Point campground is now closed to visitors until further notice. 

We will continue to review our facilities daily and make decisions based on the latest information from the Department of Health.

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