We are a city of innovative, resilient people and businesses who have the know-how and the resources to get through this – together.

Ipswich City Council is launching Ipswich Together, a response and recovery campaign to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the community, business, cultural and sporting groups across our city. Ipswich Together includes a range of community and council events and initiatives over the coming months to support our community through the pandemic.

Council has already actioned a number of responses to support the community through this time:

Council Response Actions

While many of our favourite events and festival have been cancelled, we have planned a series of activations that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home or yard:

Festival of 4 Walls

Festival of 4 Walls

We all know how important self-isolation is, but it doesn't have to be boring right? So many people are mourning the loss of their favourite events and festivals that have been postponed or cancelled due to Covid 19, the fun, the festivities and even the food! So we thought "why can't we take it online"! Let's create a completely virtual festival that allows you to hear, see and even taste the things you love most about your favourite festivals. A festival to be enjoyed within your own 4 Walls and a way Ipswich Festivals can continue to support local artists and performers. Think live performances, workshops and activities for the kids, food truck favourites (you can cook at home) and much, much more.  You can even bring your friends, just tag them in the posts and watch live together.

Follow us over the next few weeks on the Ipswich Festivals Facebook page to join in the fun.

Council looks to go cashless

  • Ipswich City Council is moving to protect employees by adopting cashless payments.
  • Transfer stations at Riverview and Rosewood have both been equipped to accept eftpos payments, and patrons are all being asked to use card.
  • Council’s main service centre in the South St administration building is also asking people to use card for any transactions they might have to make.
  • And the city pound wants people to avoid using cash.

COVID-19 Updates

Council encourages residents and visitors concerned about COVID-19’s impact on Ipswich to keep abreast of news via Ipswich First.

Feeling unwell?

If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of overseas travel, seek medical attention.

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