Port Stephens Council's ordinary meeting due to be held on Tuesday night has been cancelled, while City of Newcastle will proceed with its meeting under restricted conditions.
City of Newcastle will restrict attendance in the council chamber to 25 people and each person will be required to sit 1.5 metres apart.
The capacity will be exhausted by councillors and essential council staff.
A screen displaying the webcast of the meeting will be set up in the Hunter Room of City Hall for overflow attendees and will be subject to similar social distancing measures.
Members of the public are advised to watch the meeting via webcast. Only essential attendees will be permitted inside City Hall.
Port Stephens mayor Ryan Palmer said the council meeting had been scrapped due to the federal government restrictions placed on public gatherings.
The council has also closed a host of its services, including its libraries, pools and community halls.
"Our libraries, including mobile library, closed to the public from 6pm [on Monday]," he said.
"We'll continue our homebound delivery and click and collect services until further notice.
"Our swimming pools and community halls have also closed from today, as has our Visitor Information Centre in Nelson Bay. "
The council's holiday parks remain open to essential travellers only.
The closures come after Lake Macquarie council closed a suite of its services, including lifeguard patrols.