Aquatic and Leisure Centres

Council’s aquatic and leisure centres are closed to public access.

Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Thornleigh Brickpit Stadium


Hornsby Shire Libraries have re-opened in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines from the NSW State Government from June 1. Libraries are operating with limited hours, to offer only a Click & Collect service to all library members. We will progressively increase services and opening hours over the coming months based on advice from State and Federal government.

For more details, please see our Library page.

Community Centres and Parks

Council’s playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, skate parks and tidal pools reopened on Friday 15 May for community use. The public gathering rule of no more than 10 people applies in these areas.

Please note the following:

  • Caution is urged when using these areas.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Please observe current government guidelines for social distancing and gatherings of people.
  • It is your responsibility to leave an area if it is too busy.
  • Ensure thorough hand washing or use of hand sanitiser before and after use.
  • Maintain good hygiene practices for the safety of our community.


From Monday, 25 May 2020, Council’s sportsgrounds will be open for the use of community sports. The use of our grounds will be subject to Council’s normal terms and conditions for your seasonal booking, and to all current federal and state government directives, public health orders and guidelines set by individual sporting codes being observed.

For more information, please see our FAQs.

Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre

The CRC is open during its normal operational hours:
Tuesday to Friday 8.30am-4pm; and
Saturdays 8.30am-12pm.

The following COVID-19 control measures are be in place:

  • All CRC customers must stay in their vehicles until directed into a drop-off bay by staff.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be located at each drop-off bay.
  • Customers will be required to self-unload their items and place them in the relevant receptacles as directed by Council staff.
  • Customers must ensure they can self-unload their items without assistance from Council staff. Residents should bring along a member from their household to assist if required.
  • All customers must maintain social distancing while unloading and depositing items.
    • If the CRC experiences high demand or excessive queuing within the facility, the front gates will be temporarily closed and the below messaging placed on the gates:Access to the Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre is temporarily closed, due to high demand.
    • We will reopen as soon as possible.

The Waste Customer Service Counter is closed.

Phone: 9847 4856
Visit: hornsby.nsw.gov.au/waste