Community & Environment

Hamilton City Council holiday closing hours

Hamilton City Council facilities and services have reduced opening hours over the holiday season.

The main Council office will close at 3​pm on 24 December 2020 and reopen at 7.45am on Monday 11 January 2021.

If you have an urgent request or an emergency, you can contact the Council Call Centre, 24 hours a day, on 07 838 6699. Any non-urgent enquiries can be sent to and will be followed up when the office is open again.

Rubbish and Recycling services will continue with some changes, find out more about collection day changes over the festive season here.

Check your next collection day at

The Lincoln Street Transfer Centre in Frankton will remain open over the festive season, only closing on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

If you’re spending the festive season in Hamilton, there’s lots to do!

The Hamilton Gardens will be open on Christmas Day (except for the information centre and café) and Waterworld, Hamilton Zoo, Waikato Museum and ArtsPost will be open every day except Christmas Day.

All Hamilton City Libraries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, 28 December, New Year’s Day and 2, 3 and 4 January. They also have some adjusted hours over the holidays. Gallagher Aquatic Centre will close Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January.

You can find a full list of our summer holiday hours here.

Happy Holidays from the Hamilton City Council team.

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