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The City of Holdfast Bay will be closed from 2.30pm Thursday 24 December – Monday 4 Jan (8.30am). However, payments can be received at the Glenelg Library, Colley Terrace Glenelg during normal business days, from 9am – 5pm.

All council offices closed for Christmas/ New Year period.


Libraries will be open as normal but will be closed on 25 December, 26 December, 28 December and 1 January

Bay Discovery Centre

Closed – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Open all other times, 10am-2pm.

History Centre

Closed Friday 11 December - Sunday 10 January
Open otherwise Thursdays 10am - 4pm by appointment.

Bin collections

Due to public holidays bin collections on Friday December 25 and Friday January 1 will occur one day later.

New Year’s Eve

The traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations and fireworks at Glenelg and Brighton will not be held this year.

The large scale and open nature of the events, which traditionally attract more than 60,000 people, don’t meet COVID-19 requirements around crowd density, social distancing and contact tracing.

Although there are no fireworks this year, the wonderful restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs across Holdfast Bay will still be open on New Year’s Eve. Please consider supporting our local businesses and make reservations to avoid disappointment.

Notice to Glenelg Businesses & Residents - 31 December 2020

Please be advised that on 31 December 2020, from 4pm the following road closure measures will be implemented by the City of Holdfast Bay at the request of South Australian Police and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

  • Sussex Street, Glenelg between Jetty Road and Augusta Street. Local Traffic can access only from Augusta Street to Chittleborough Lane.
  • Maxwell Terrace, Glenelg East between Fortrose Street and Brighton Road

Traffic restrictions will be removed by 5am on the 1st of January 2021.

Please keep this letter to present to security to allow you, as a resident, to access your property.

For further information please contact the City of Holdfast Bay