In line with current advice from the federal and state governments, the following Forbes Shire facilities are temporarily closed:
Visitor Information Centre, Union St, Forbes NSW 2871
The following Council services have been impacted due to COVID-19:
- Town Hall Administration Office is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
- Central West Livestock Exchange continues to operate under strict new Covid conditions.
Covid-19 Safety Plans
In accordance with Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 4) 2020, the following facilities are required to operate under a Covid-19 Safety Plan, and Conditions of Entry.
Local Assistance Phone Line
This phone number 02 6850 2393, is for residents to call for more information regarding services and support available to them by government departments and local charities. It will be answered by Forbes Shire Council staff between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday and they will direct you to the relevant services. If you have a health query we recommend you call 1300 687 327, which is a Coronavirus COVID-19 helpline.
Australian Health Department
Contact: www.health.gov.au for the latest developments on the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
NSW Health Department
Contact: www.health.nsw.gov.au for the latest developments on the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Local Health Department
Contact: www.healthdirect.gov.au for the latest developments on the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Forbes Hospital Elgin Street, Forbes. Call 02 6850 7100 to make an appointment
Bathurst Base Hospital Howick Street, Bathurst 9am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday. Phone 02 6330 5311
Dubbo Base Hospital Myall Street, Dubbo 8am-8pm, 7 days. Phone 02 6809 6809
Orange Hospital 1530 Forest Road, Orange 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Phone 02 6369 3000