COVID: Services and facilities at Orange

Most Council facilities, offices and services are running, with everyone aged 12 years and over required to wear a mask - unless you hold an exemption card. You do not need to show your COVID Vaccine Pass when visiting a Council facility.

Visiting Council sites at Orange

Wellington is now in Orange settings in the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

For everyone’s comfort and safety when visiting our facilities, please:

  • Stay home if you’re unwell, or if you or someone you’ve been in close contact with has COVID-19 to help stop it spreading. If you need to self-isolate, support is available on the Ministry’s website:
  • Mask – Wear a mask if you are 12 years and over - unless you hold an exemption card. You can remove it to eat and drink in café spaces within our facilities, and when exercising or swimming. You can wear surgical masks, cloth face masks or heavier-grade respirators like N95 masks. Makeshift masks like scarves, bandanas and pulled up t-shirts do no comply with government’s guidelines.
  • Be kind – Most customer facing staff will be wearing masks unless they are not required to for safety reasons, or have an exemption.
  • Be vigilant - Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.
  • Payments - Use EFTPOS or other contactless payments if you can. We will accept cash but prefer not to for hygiene reasons.

Rubbish, recycling and waste  

Rubbish,  glass and co-mingled recycling collections are operating as normal. Recycling collections are fortnightly, so please check the recycling calendar for your next collection date.

With COVID-19 in the community, it’s important to note that there may be changes to our levels of service at very short notice.

Missed collections

If your rubbish or recycling has not been collected on your street on your normal collection day, please leave it out and it will be picked up the next business day.

If it still hasn’t been picked up by midday on the next business day, please contact us on 04 499 4444. 

Only official receptacles (yellow Council rubbish bags, green/clear recycling bags, recycling wheelie bins and glass crates) will be collected. We have a good stock of yellow Council rubbish bags at the Arapaki Service Centre, the Tip Shop, and Johnsonville, Kilbirnie, Newtown or Tawa libraries.

Rubbish and recycling collection

Miramar Para Kai kerbside food waste collections

Southern Landfill and Transfer Station

The Tip Shop and Recycle Centre

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Facilities and places

ASB Sports Centre

Basin Reserve

Beaches, parks and reserves

Berhampore Golf Course

Berhampore Nursery

Botanic Gardens Treehouse Visitor Centre

Bike and skate parks


Club Active Gym

Community centres

Dog exercise parks





Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush Visitor Centre

Public toilets

Recreation centres

School holiday programmes

Sportsgrounds, netball and tennis courts

Te Wāhi Āwhina Community Space

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre




Swimming pools

Due to staff shortages and COVID-19, we may need to change our opening hours at short notice. Before visiting your local pool please check the current timetable:

Public swimming times for the Community Pools (all pools excluding WRAC) (173KB PDF)
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC) swimming calendar

Or visit our Facebook pages for the latest updates:

Wellington Community Pools Facebook page (all pools excluding WRAC)
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC) Facebook page

Freyberg Pool

Karori Pool

Keith Spry Pool

Khandallah Pool

Tawa Pool

Thorndon Pool

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC)


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Services, licences and consents

Alcohol licences

Animal control and dog pound

Building consents

Building inspections

Building warrants of fitness

City Archives

Citizenship ceremonies

Contact Centre

Council housing and housing support

Council reception

Dog registrations


Food registration

Health licences


Local Hosts

Noise control

Resource consents, monitoring, compliance and subdivision certification

Service Centre and Arapaki Manners Library

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Parking and transport

Council car parks

On-street parking

Public transport

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Council and committee meetings

Council and committee meetings

Speaking at meetings

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Events and arts


City events

Harbourside market