COVID: Services and facilities at Orange

At Orange, all Council facilities and offices are open with most services running, following the required health and safety checks.

Visiting Council sites at Orange

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

We are using the COVID Vaccine Pass to protect people who are unable to be vaccinated (children under 12 years of age or those with a medical exemption) and help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading across our indoor facilities.

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

  • Mask – Wear a mask if you are 12 years and over - unless you hold an exemption card. You can remove masks to eat and drink, and when exercising or swimming.
  • Scan – Scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app when visiting any of Council’s indoor sites. This applies to visitors, contractors and couriers visiting our spaces.
  • Pass – Show staff your COVID Vaccine Pass when visiting any of the Council’s indoor sites or outdoor pools. This applies to visitors, contractors, and couriers visiting our spaces. Please check the requirements for our services and facilities below.
  • Be kind – Most customer facing staff will be wearing masks unless they are not required to for safety reasons, or have an exemption. Be kind to our staff who are doing their best to offer our full range of services and facilities.

We suggest that you:

  • leave a little earlier for classes or events to avoid any queues during peak times
  • follow the directions of our staff so we can check people in as quickly as possible
  • wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser
  • use EFTPOS or other contactless payments if you can. We will accept cash but prefer not to for hygiene reasons.

Get a COVID Vaccine Pass or International Travel Vaccination Certificate

Your COVID Vaccine Pass and rates

Thank you for helping keep Wellington’s communities safe.

Rubbish, recycling and waste

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

Sportsgrounds, netball and tennis courts

Te Wāhi Āwhina Community Space

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre




Swimming pools

We are now open and operating with COVID Vaccine Pass and contact tracing.

  • Please be patient and allow extra time.
  • To speed things up, make sure you have your COVID Vaccine Pass handy as you approach the facility.
  • Our pools are back to normal capacity now, and booking is no longer required for recreational swimming.
  • Lane timetables are available on our pool pages.

Freyberg Pool

Karori Pool

Keith Spry Pool

Tawa Pool


Khandallah Pool

Thorndon Pool


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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