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COVID-19 - The Local Impact

 Current News
 Thursday 26th March 2020
 Dimboola Courier

COVID-19 - The Local Impact
Given that the Coronavirus situation has moved to a point where restrictions are being announced at a state and federal level, this article which was first posted to note the local impact is not being actively updated.

We have summarised the impact on local events and facilities below, and will continue to cover the local impacts as they arise.

Event Cancellations

The following events will not go ahead:
Friday 27th/Saturday 28th March - Peter Taylor Memorial Waterski Event, Dimboola
Friday 3rd April - Hindmarsh Shire Skate Park Tour
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th April - Warracknabeal Easter YFest
Easter - Dimboola Easter Eggstravaganza
Easter - Nhill Easter Egg Hunt
Easter - Jeparit Fishing Contest
No cinema screenings will occur at the Nhill Memorial Community Centre and all Hindmarsh Shire Council and Library school holiday activities have been cancelled.

Facility Closures

All Hindmarsh Shire Service Centres are closed until further notice, but queries can be directed to Council on 5391 4444 or at www.hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.

Wimmera Regional Library Corporation libraries, including the Mobile Library, are all now closed.

The Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre Gym is closed until further notice.

Parks Victoria have closed all campsites with dedicated facilities (e.g. toilets, campfire pits) until further notice.

Hindmarsh Shire Council Caravan Parks are also closed to holidaymakers, but will remain open for people who live there permanently and remain an option if required as emergency accommodation.


School holidays were brought forward to begin on Tuesday 24th March. We will update you closer to the beginning of Term 2 as the situation around schools becomes clearer.


The Wimmera Hockey Association winter season has been postponed until at least the beginning of June. A decision will be made by the WHA closer to the time.

The WHA will also not be sending teams to either the Junior or Senior Country Championships in Melbourne in June this year, as both have been cancelled.

Football and Netball
In line with a directive from the AFL, the Wimmera Football Netball League and Horsham District Football League are both postponed until at least 31st May.

No football or netball training or games will take place before this date, at the earliest.

Cricket – Blackheath Dimboola
The Blackheath Dimboola Cricket Club Presentation Day has been postponed until further notice.

Dimboola Bowling Club’s Thursday Night Social Bowls have been cancelled.


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