Potential disruption to kerbside waste collections

Thursday 13 February 2020

Due to adverse weather conditions and local flooding, there is a potential for some disruption and delays to the kerbside waste collections.

Bellingen Shire residents are advised to place their bin out on the kerbside on their usual collection day and to leave it there until collected.

We thank you for your understanding.

Level C Water Restrictions Introduced in the Bellingen Shire

Monday 10 February 2020

Following heavy rainfall and sustained high river levels and a positive rainfall forecast, Council is moving water restrictions to Level C effective Monday 10 February 2020.

A summary of Level C – Water Conservation Measures are:

Library Lovers Discover Urunga Makeover

Friday 31 January 2020

Come along and discover the new Urunga Library and celebrate Library Lovers Day all at the same time at the official opening of the newly refurbished Urunga Library between 10:30am and 11:30am on Friday 14 February 2020.

River Water Quality Concerns

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Residents and visitors to the Shire are reminded that water flows have decreased significantly in the Bellingen Shire due to the ongoing drought.

Christmas Library Activities

Monday 23 December 2019

Bellingen Shire Council’s Bellingen, Dorrigo and Urunga Branch Libraries will host a range of free activities for children during the Christmas school holidays.

Australia Day Ambassador Announced

Monday 23 December 2019

The Bellingen Shire Australia Day Committee is excited to announce that renowned environmentalist and Executive Officer of the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Peter McLean has been named as Bellingen Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2019.

Community Checking In Event

Friday 13 December 2019

Take a load off your mind and take some time to look after yourself and each other at the Community Checking In event to be held at Bellingen Showground’s Artisans Markets on Saturday 14 December from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

One More Chance to Nominate for Australia Day Awards

Monday 9 December 2019

We need your help to secure more nominations to recognise our home-grown heroes, so Bellingen Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Awards will re-open to receive nominations for the last two remaining award categories.

Free Green Waste Disposal - Hazard Reduction

Friday 6 December 2019

Due to the success of the free green waste disposal for residential garden waste offered at the Raleigh and Dorrigo Waste Management Centres, Council will be extending this to 31 January 2020.

This is to encourage all Bellingen Shire residents to clean up and clear all excess garden waste from their property and land.

Extraordinary Council Meeting Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 9am

Friday 6 December 2019


Council will hold an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 9am.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following items:

• to consider a report about processes / funding re emergency water supply for Bellingen.