Fossickers Tip Shop and Albany Visitor Centre to close due to COVID-19

Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 at 5:10:52 PM

Fossickers Tip Shop and Albany Visitor Centre are the latest City of Albany facilities to close to the public on the back of the national response to COVID-19.

Since the Federal Government tightened social distancing restrictions and directed forced closures of some businesses and facilities across the country, the City of Albany has made the difficult decision to close Fossickers Tip Shop and Albany Visitor Centre for public health and safety.

Fossickers Tip Shop will be closed from the end of business today as the safety of the operators and residents remains the top priority, however all other tip services remain in place until further notice. 

Albany Visitor Centre will also close its doors at 5pm today but will still be receiving email and telephone queries to assist residents with enquires.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the City would continue to act in the best interests of its community.

“This is a serious pandemic and we have to make the appropriate decisions under the guidance of the Department of Health to manage its impact in our region,” he said.

“Fossickers Tip Shop and the Albany Visitor Centre will be closed from the public as we manage this crisis and put in place measures to protect the community as best we can.”

With many of the City facilities under forced closure, the few that remain open will continue to manage their numbers, practice good hygiene and adhere to the Federal and State government direction.

Albany Regional Day Care and Albany Airport remain open to the public unless the community are notified otherwise.

The public can stay up to date on COVID-19 via the Department of Health website at or HealthyWA website at

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