A message from the Director General
of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
At 12.00pm today, as part of a nationally consistent approach, all cultural and art institutions in Western Australia will close in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19. This includes art galleries, theatres, museums, and libraries across the State. While the institutions will be closed to the general public, staff at these institutions will continue to work in the buildings.
I understand that these institutions are important elements of our community and temporarily shutting them down will cause hardship for many. However, our best medical advice is that this is a necessary step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
While the buildings will be closed, work on contingency plans to continue to provide services online are well underway.
For information on the services available online, I suggest you consult the websites and social media channels of the relevant cultural institution.
Duncan Ord OAM
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries