COVID-19 Information

A State of Emergency for Victoria has been extended through to 11:59pm, Sunday 13th September 2020. 

Victoria’s Restrictions Levels

From 11:59pm 13 September, some restrictions will be eased across Victoria. Regional Victoria and Melbourne Metro each have their own roadmaps, relating to how many active cases are currently in the community.  For details on the roadmap to reopening click here. 

Click here for the full Statement from the Premier on the 6th September 2020.

From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August 2020, every person living in Victoria must wear a face covering when they leave home. For further information click here.

Restrictions on the movement of Victorians across our borders with South Australia (SA) and New South Wales (NSW) are now in place. For further information click here. 

If you need to travel from Victoria to NSW, you need to obtain a COVID-19 NSW border declaration permit. For further information click here and to apply for a COVID-19 border entry permit click here. To speak with someone directly, phone 13 77 88.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should get tested. Click here to find out where you can get tested near home. A self assessment tool is also available here.

The National Cabinet has finalised a three-step plan to gradually remove baseline restrictions and make Australia COVID-safe. Click here for a detailed plan of the steps.

For all essential information on the Coronavirus outbreak click here.

Help protect your family, friends and community. Download the CovidSafe App here


Stay up to date with official information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. You can check your symptoms and get notified when urgent information and updates are published on the Coronavirus Australia App. Download the Coronavirus Australia App here.

Join the COVID-19 WhatsApp channel to learn the latest on Australia’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re already a WhatsApp user you can send a message to the channel to connect. If you don’t have WhatsApp, download Whatsapp here.  

For Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily updates click here. 

For up-to-date Victorian epidemiological data click here.

Prevention is so important to slowing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).   There have been a number of video resources launched to inform all Australians about COVID-19.

The aim of the video resources is to reduce the risk to individuals and families by enabling them to make informed decisions and to take up health recommendations.

The following videos provide more information and tips to help you be prepared

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Local Information 

Health and community services, local governments and community organisations are playing a vital role is supporting community through this pandemic. 

For information and supports in your local government area please see the information below. 


Alpine Health 

For  the latest information and advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Department of Health and Human Services or call the 24-hour Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398. With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, Alpine Health will be providing ongoing updates and advice on Alpine Health’s response to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, residents, clients, staff, volunteers and community members.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

Alpine Communities Food Access Guide March 2020

Alpine Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide

Click here to access Alpine Health’s Facebook page


Alpine Sire Council

Alpine Shire Council is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it continues to evolve. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Click here to access Alpine Shire Council’s Facebook page


General Practices

Mount Beauty Medical Centre – 5754 3400

Standish Street Surgery – 5751 9900 

Bright Medical Centre – 5750 1000


Benalla Health 

People wishing to be tested for COVID-19 at the Benalla Health Fever Clinic are reminded to phone first to make an appointment on (03) 5761 4284.

Bookings will help to minimise waiting times.

The clinic is open from 1.30pm to 3.30pm each day and is located outside the Urgent Care Centre.

For further information on visiting Benalla Health during the COVID pandemic, click here.

Benalla Health will continue to regularly update its website, along with its Facebook page. For factual and up-to-date information please visit the Department’s website at or phone the Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 (24 hours).

Benalla Community Food Access Guide – May 2020

Benalla Community Financial/Legal Guide – May 2020

Click here for Benalla Health’s Facebook page



Benalla Rural City Council

The Council is working closely with Benalla Health, aged care facilities, medical practices, Victoria Police, business representatives and State Government agencies in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council’s role in a pandemic is business continuity. This means they will continue to provide essential services, public health and community support and recovery services. They are guided by the Victorian Government and the Department of Health and Human Services about what action to take and when.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Council Services during the Covid-19 pandemic

Support for Business and Staff

Mental Health Support and Resources

Click here for Benalla Rural City Council’s Facebook page


General Practices

Benalla Chuch Street Surgery – 5762 1022

Benalla Healthcare Centre – 5762 2803

Carrier Street Clinic – 5762 4629

Coster Street Surgery – 5762 2538


Cooinda Aged Care

From May 1, 2020,  the Federal Government has mandated that anyone entering an aged care facility must bring original written evidence stating they have received an Influenza Vaccination in the past two months.

Click here for Cooinda’s webpage

Click here for Cooinda’s Facebook page


Mansfield District Hospital 

Mansfield District Hospital will be conducting a COVID-19 screening clinic each afternoon between 1:00pm – 3:30pm 7 days per week.

The clinic will be a symptomatic clinic and will be by appointment only. Patients will need to ring 0428 694 968 to book an appointment. Patients will be triaged for their suitability for this screening clinic prior to booking an appointment. This phone will be manned between 0730-1600.

Patients requiring screening outside of these hours will be directed to the health service to be reviewed in the respiratory clinic if they are unwell or if not needing to be seen immediately will be asked to call back to make an appointment with Mansfield District Hospital or their GP the following day.

The clinic will be a drive through clinic and will be located behind Buller Sports (corner Maroondah Highway and Elvins St). Swabs will be collected from patients whilst they remain in their cars. People attending will be required to switch off the car engine and engage the parking brake prior to being seen.

Ph: 5775 8800

Coronavirus Information

Mansfield Community – Food Access Guide

Self Care in Self Isolation Poster

Click here for Mansfield District Hospital’s Facebook page



Mansfield Shire Council

The Mansfield Shire Municipal Pandemic Management Sub Plan (March 2020) guides responsibilities and actions to be taken by Council and agencies in Mansfield Shire in the event of a pandemic.  The plan has been developed in line with state and federal health management plans that aim to provide an effective health response framework to minimise transmissibility, morbidity and mortality associated with a pandemic and its impacts on the health sector and community. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Click here for the Mansfield Shire Council’s Facebook page


General Practices

Central General Practice Mansfield – 5775 2591

Mansfield Medical Clinic – 5775 2166


Gateway Health Wangaratta 

During the current situation with Covid-19 corona virus, Gateway Health is NOT currently accepting ANY online bookings for its General Practitioner (GP) clinics. If you wish to see a doctor at Gateway Health, for any reason, you need to  make a phone call – and at that time you will be asked some addition questions. This is to provide a further level of protection for all patients, staff and other visitors to Gateway Health clinics.

Coronavirus Updates

Wangaratta and Surrounds Community Food Access Guide

GP Clinic moves to ‘Telehealth’ Service

Online GP bookings and hotline numbers

Click here for Gateway Health’s Facebook page


Northeast Health Wangaratta

If you have a fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing or think that you may have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) DO NOT come to our Emergency Department. Call us on our dedicated hotline for advice or assistance 1800 324 942. No WALK-INS please

Covid-19 Updates

Community concerns about Covid-19

Covid-19 Community message video


Click here for Northeast Health Wangaratta’s Facebook page



Rural City of Wangaratta

Council is acting on the advice currently provided by the State Government.

We will be constantly and carefully monitoring this situation as it evolves. Things will develop over the coming days and weeks, and we will always make decisions with the health and safety of our community and staff in mind. We will keep you updated as things change.

While physical interactions may be limited during this time, we encourage our community to continue to support and connect with each other. 

Covid-19 Council Updates

Support for our Community flyer

Business Support

Community Support

Council Services

Emergency Food Relief – Wangaratta and Surrounding Areas

Open Door Neighbourhood – Food Relief Opening Hours

The Hello Project 

Click here for Rural City of Wangaratta’s Facebook page


Anglicare Victoria

During the Coronavirus Anglicare Victoria are continuing to provide emergency relief and taking donations.

If you need support or would like to offer donations please call Anglicare Victoria’s Head Office 1800 809 722

Click here for Anglicare’s Facebook page




GOTAFE is actively working to manage the situation with COVID-19 following advice from the Department of Education and Training which is being advised by the Department of Health and Human Services.

A friendly reminder that social distancing applies on campus, both in and outside of class. Make sure you know the social distancing rules.

Click here for GoTafe’s website

Click here for GoTafe’s Facebook page



Mind Australia

Mind is committed to safely supporting our clients and families through the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Mind have made some changes within our services to ensure we protect our clients and their families, our staff, and the community, while providing the support our clients and families need throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

All of these practices and  Mind’s business decisions are informed by guidance from the Australian Department of Health, our partners, NDIS and World Health Organisation (WHO).

Click here Mind’s website

Click here for Mind’s Facebook page



North East Support and Action for Youth (NESAY) Inc. 

The team at NESAY is now working off site to protect the NESAY family, their people and their communities. You can still catch up with NESAY by ringing the office on 03 5720 2201 or emailing NESAY [email protected] .

Please keep safe and be kind to each other. 

Click here for NESAY Inc.’s website

Click here for NESAY’s Facebook page



The Centre for Continuing Education

The Centre for Continuing Education is doing all they can to minimise disruption to their clients and learners during this quarantine period.

If you can foresee any issues with you continuing your studies via an online or virtual classroom, please contact our reception by calling (03) 5721 0200 or 1300 843 236 or contact your enrolment officer.

If you do need to come on site for any reason, please note that all individuals entering our campuses will be required to wear a mask. Those who aren’t wearing a mask, or experiencing any of the listed symptoms of COVID-19 will be denied entry.

Click here for The Centre’s website

Click here for The Centre’s Facebook page




Upper Murray Regional Neighbourhood House Network

As a Neighbourhood House, and a trusted leader within your community, it’s going to be very important that you stay connected to your community. Neighbourhood Houses will continue supporting their communities in whatever way they can.

Click here for the Upper Murray Regional Neighbourhood House Network’s website

Click here for Upper Murray’s Regional Neighbourhood House Network’s Facebook page



Women’s Health Goulburn North East

Women’s Health Goulburn North East staff are currently working from home. 

They are, however, more committed than ever to serving their communities through their family violence prevention and gender equality work during this period of precarity.

Their remote work plan means that:
– they can still be contacted via the main office phone number – (03) 5722 3009 
– they will continue to keep in touch and work with their partners and stakeholders via email, video conferencing or phone;
– face-to-face meetings will be postponed for the time being;
– they will still be coordinating NILS loans for women who need support, and they encourage women to call their office on (03) 5722 3009 to speak to the NILS worker.

Click here for Women’s Health Goulburn North East’s website

Click here for Women’s Health Goulburn North East’s Facebook page

Vulnerable Groups at Risk

Some people are at greater risk of more serious illness with COVID-19.

Information and resources for vulnerable groups at risk can be found below. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving situation worldwide. Additional cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 are expected in Victoria as this illness continues to spread across the world.

Below you will find links to the latest information and guidance about the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and information 
•  Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Management Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
•  Coronavirus Information
•  If you have any queries regarding COVID-19 please email

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
•  VACCA Services and Support in Ovens Murray during COVID-19
•  General Information on Coronavirus
•  COVID-19 Support

Department of Health and Human Services – Victorian Government
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
•  Coronavirus – Aboriginal Community Stakeholder Pack 
•  Social Media Graphics
•  A message from the Hume Dhelk Dja Regional Action Group 
•  Access to Food and Supplies for Vulnerable Groups
•  Aboriginal Sorry Business Coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Indigenous Australians Agency – Australian Government
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) support measures for Indigenous Australians
•  COVID-19 Supporting Indigenous Businesses

Department of Health – Australian Government
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Aboriginal Communities
•  Home medicines services – Information for consumers

Australian Indigenous Health Info Net
•  COVID-19 Updates and Information 

Aboriginal Health Television
•  Coronavirus Resource Centre

Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service  
•  Changes to Services

•  Djirra during Covid-19

Dardi Munwurro – Strong Spirit
•  Aboriginal Men’s Crisis Support Line – 24 hour support – 1800 435 799
•  Programs and Services Pamphlet 

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia:
•  Staying Healthy and Strong during the Coronavirus outbreak

Consumer Action Law Centre – Koori Help
•  Information on Consumer Issues

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association
•  COVID-19 Resource Toolkit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW
 • COVID-19 Outbreak
 • Self-Care Toolkit
 • Working from home as a parent  and/or caregiver toolkit
 • COVID-19 Myths
 • COVIDSafe App Myths Busted 
 • Tips on how to keep you and your mob safe from COVID-19

Beyond Blue
•  Mental Health resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Supporting Older People through the COVID-19 Outbreak

•  An Age Friendly Approach to Disaster Recovery Report

Department of Health (Australian Government)
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for older people
•  Fact Sheet: for Older Australians on COVID-19
•  Fact Sheet: Assistance with food and meals for older Australians impacted by by COVID-19
•  Reducing the risks for older Australians
•  Meals on Wheels programs reinforced to help senior Australians at home
•  Home Medicines Service – Information for Consumers

Department of Health and Human Services (Victorian Government)
Access to Food and Supplies for Vulnerable Groups

Help Age International
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Older people at increased risk

Dementia Australia
•  A Coronavirus COVID-19 update and resources from Dementia Australia
•  Dementia Help Sheets to navigate Coronavirus (COVID-19)

International Federation on Ageing
•  COVID-19 Resource Library
•  COVID-19 Global Effects Older People Virtual Forum

World Health Organisation 
•  COVID update on Older People

World Economic Forum
•  COVID-19: 4 tips to help the elderly stay connected

Seniors Rights Victoria
•  Helpline Support and Assistance
•  Media Release – Community alert on increase of Elder Abuse
•  A guide to understanding Elder Abuse for friends, family, and concerned others
•  Plan for you safety – a resource for older people
•  Safety planning with older people – a resource for service providers

Seniors Online Victoria
•  Social Support Hub

eSafety Commissioner
•  COVID-19: online safety tips to help older older Australians with social distancing

Australian Red Cross
• Telecross – a phone call each day to check you’re ok

Prof Joe – Aged Care Advocate
•  Prof Joe COVID-19 Aged Care Podcast

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
•  How to stay active during COVID-19 – Older Adults (>65 years)

COTA for Older Australians
•  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Beyond Blue
•  Mental Health Resources for Older People

National Ageing Research Institute Ltd
•  COVID-19 Survival Tips and Resources

Resources for Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

COVID-19 translated information has been developed for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.

Department of Health and Human Resources – Victorian Government
• Translated Resources – Coronavirus (COVID 19) – factsheets and promotional materials
•  There are in-language materials available in 54 languages:
Find translated ‘4 reasons to leave home’ posters here
Find translated ‘get tested’ posters here
Find translated ‘3 ways to stay safe’ posters here
Find translated social media posts here
Find in-language audio messages here

Department of Health – Australian Government
•  Translated Resources Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – factsheets, guidelines and other publications

NSW Government
•  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) In-language Resources – factsheets, information and promotional materials

Ethnolink Language Services
•  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Translated resources – Information in your language

Enliven – Enhancing Social Health 
•  COVID-19 Easy English Resources – What you need know about COVID-19 and Self isolation and COVID-19

Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership
•  COVID-19 Community Resources – Information sheet, Facts poster, and Kindness and Respect poster

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity, and Health
• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Multilingual Resources and Information

Health Translations
•  Health Translations Directory

Maridulu Budyari Gumal
•  Reaching those who need it most with a COVID-19 message they can understand and act upon

SBS Radio
•  Coronavirus Information in your language

Beyond Blue
•  Mental Health resources for Multicultural people

•  NDIS and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australian Red Cross
•  Telecross – a phone call each day to check you’re ok

Department of Health and Human Services (Victorian Government)
Access to Food and Supplies for Vulnerable Groups

Department of Health (Australian Government)
•   Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with chronic health conditions

Heart Foundation
•  COVID-19 and Heart Disease

Diabetes Australia
• What you need to know about COVID-19
• COVID-19 – Diabetes – Be Healthy

International Foundation for Integrated Care
•  The IFIC Podcasts – Integrated Care today

Managing Chronic Pain

Pain Australia
•   COVID-19 Information Hub

Centre for Social Impact
•  Addressing social issue areas in the context of COVID-19 Factsheet: homelessness

Consumer Affairs Victoria
•  Rent Relief – Tenants

Department of Health and Human Services
•  Rent Relief Grant

Prevention of Violence

With more people staying at home to reduce the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be an increased risk for women and children experiencing family violence or abuse.

Below is a collection of useful information, and resources to support victims, family and friends and those at risk of family violence. 

Research demonstrates that family violence increases after emergency and natural disaster situations such as bushfires, earthquakes and hurricanes. Based on these experiences, we can anticipate that incidences of family violence will also increase during the widespread community outbreak of COVID-19. 
Source: The Lookout

Further information can be found by clicking on the below links:

Ovens Murray Family Violence Partnership
•  Family Violence help is available – COVID-19 is no excuse for family violence

Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership
•  COVID-19 and Family Violence

The Lookout
•  COVID-19 and Family Violence

Department of Health and Human Services (Victorian Government)
•  Family Violence Crisis Response and Support during Coronavirus 
•  A message from the Hume Dhelk Dja Regional Action Group 

Women’s Health Goulburn North East
•  Gender and Disaster Pod

Domestic Violence Victoria
•  COVID-19 and Family Violence
•  COVID-19 and Family Violence Information for Victim Survivors
•  COVID-19 and Family Violence Information for Family and Friends

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
•  For survivors during coronavirus
•  For family, friends and neighbours

Safe Steps – Family Violence Response Centre
•  Seeking safety from Family Violence during COVID-19

•  Self Isolation and COVID-19 

End Violence Against Children
•  Protecting Children during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Respect Victoria – Preventing Family Violence
•  Prevention Family Violence during a Pandemic
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Hub
•  Respect Each Other Campaign

National Network to End Domestic Violence
•  Technology Safety

Gender Equity Victoria
•   Gender equity and women’s organisations unite on COVID-19 disaster

The Women’s Services Network
•  Using technology to communicate with survivors during a public health crisis

With Respect
•  COVID-19 and Family Violence for LGBTIQ+ people

InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
•  Services and support during COVID-19

Seniors Rights Victoria
•  Media Release – Community alert on increase of Elder Abuse
•  A guide to understanding Elder Abuse for friends, family, and concerned others
•  Plan for your safety – a resource for older people
•  Safety planning with older people – a resource for service providers

Community Support and Information 

The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted people in varying ways. It is understandable that during times like this, people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious and overwhelmed by the constantly changing alerts and media coverage regarding the spread of the virus.

Below are some community support resources and information on staying connected, looking after your mental health,  supporting children and families, supporting the LGBTIQA+ community, and information on finance, legal, housing and business supports. 

How do we stay connected?

The Community Action Response encourages everyone to do what they can to support their communities, and particularly vulnerable and isolated people during the COVID-19 crisis.       

Source: Eden Project Communities, UK                                                    

Being part of a community can have a positive effect on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Community involvement provides a sense of belonging and social connection. It can also offer extra meaning and purpose to everyday life. (head to health)

But what does this mean for the communities across Central Hume when we are required to socially distance ourselves, and for some of us to socially isolate?

Here are some tips to remain connected when your practicing social distancing or you are are in quarantine:

  • can you speak to your neighbours from over a fence or across balconies? We’ve seen this in Italy
  • if you have access to it, use technology to stay in touch. If you have a smartphone, use the video capabilities (seeing someone’s facial expressions can help increase connection)
  • check in with your friends, family, and neighbours regularly. Wherever you can, assist people in your life who may be more vulnerable (for example, those with no access to the internet or who cannot easily use the internet to shop online)
  • spend the time connecting with the people you are living with. If you are in a lock down situation, use this time to improve your existing relationships
  • manage your stress levels. Exercise, meditate, and keep to a daily routine as much as you can
  • it’s not just family and friends who require support, but others in your community. Showing kindness to others not only helps them but can also increase your sense of purpose and value, improving your own well-being.

Source: The Conversation

The following links provide advice on staying connected:

  • 5 ways to stay connected – social underground
  • Social distancing can make you lonely. Here’s how to stay connected when you are in lockdown – The Conversation 
  • COVID-19: 4 tips to help elderly stay connected – World Economic Forum       

At Home Tips and Ideas

Outer East Primary Care Partnership
•  Connecting with loved ones
•  Reaching out to others
•  School holidays with the kids
•  School holiday checklist
•  Health and Wellbeing
•  Tips and Ideas – Working from home
•  Tips and Ideas – Working from home with kids

Black Dog Institute
•  Working from home: A checklist to support your mental health during Coronavirus

Community Support Services

Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership
•  Staying Connected

Australian Government
•  Be Connected

Australian Red Cross
•  Telecross – a phone call each day to check you’re ok
•  COVID Connect – a phone call to keep you socially connected
•  Getting through the pandemic – Looking after yourself and others

Friends for Good
•  Friendline – a Friend for Good Service

Gather My Crew
•  ‘Activate a support crew’ to help during tough times

Conversation in Isolation
•  Conversation in Isolation 

•  We’re all in this together

Giving Tuesday
•  #givingtuesdaynow

Beyond Blue
•  Managing your mental health – why staying connected is so important

International Foundation for Integrated Care
•  Respond, recover, reset, and then thrive! Building resilient communities during and beyond COVID-19 

Volunteering Australia
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Volunteering Victoria
•  COVID-19 Actions
•  COVID-19 Volunteer Managers – Leading people during COVID-19

Stories of Kindness
•  The Kindness Pandemic: Sharing stories of kindness amid coronavirus panic
•  Coronavirus pandemic sparks outpouring of kindness, community spirit and pickled carrots

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

It is reasonable for people to be concerned or even stressed about the coronavirus outbreak.

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

Sharing the facts about COVID-19 and understanding the actual risk to yourself and people you care about can make an outbreak less stressful..

When you share accurate information about COVID-19 you can help make people feel less stressed and allow you to connect with them.

There are a number of mental health supports that are available. Please see the links below:

Head to Health
•  COVID-19 Support
•  Psychological tips for coping with infectious disease

Department of Health
Additional COVID-19 mental health support for people subjected to further restrictions

Mansfield District Hospital and the Mansfield RESPOND Initiative
Tip Sheet: Self-Care in Self-Isolation

Beyond Blue
•  Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service
•  Strategies for transitioning back into the workplace after coronavirus 
•  How to combat Zoom Fatigue
•  Back to Work: how to manage reopening your business  
•  Not Alone – Dealing with work stress
•  Are you experiencing burnout at work?
•  Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 
•  Online Forum – Coping during the Coronavirus
•  Top tips for looking after your mental health while self-isolating
•  Ways to promote a positive mindset if you have lost your job during the Coronavirus pandemic
•  Podcast – Not Alone
•  Mental Health Resources for:
   –  young people;
   –  older people;
   –  women;
   –  men;
   –  multicultural people;
   –  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
   –  LGBTI and sexually diverse people;
   –  pregnant women and new parents.

•  10 Psychological tips for coping with infectious disease  
•  Call Mind Spot on 1800 61 44 34

•  Mental Health and Wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Mental Health Resources
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Practitioner Self-Care Tips

Black Dog Institute
• Tips to manage anxiety during times of uncertainty
• Your weekly personal mental health check-in during Coronavirus
• How to get a better night’s sleep during Coronavirus
• Working from home: A checklist to support your mental health during Coronavirus
• Coronavirus: Resources for anxiety, stress and wellbeing
• TEN – The Essential Network for health professionals
Black Dog Institute Webinars
• Settling the Mind: Mental Health and Coronavirus Webinar Series
• Working from home: Tips to support your mental health during Coronavirus video
• Coronavirus: Reassuring young people about the unknown
•  10 Tips for managing anxiety during COVID-19

Australian Psychological Society
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Australians
•  Tips for coping with Coronavirus anxiety information sheet
•  Maintaining your Mental Health during social isolation information sheet

E-Mental Health in Practice
•  Managing your mental health on-line during COVID-19

•  How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

•  Partners in Wellbeing – Support for your mental health & wellbeing during the pandemic & beyond.

•  Self-care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Relationships Australia
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing Stress and Anxiety
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19): Working from home and managing social isolation with your partner
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preventing and Overcoming Loneliness

The University of Melbourne
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19): managing stress and anxiety

Smiling Mind
•  How mindfulness can help during Coronavirus

Just Listening
•  Just listening for COVID-19

Reach Out
•  Coping during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
•  10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus

Mensline Australia
•  Physical, Mental and Financial Support during COVID-19

Blue Knot Foundation
•  Fact sheets for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

•  Coronavirus: guidance for better mental health

ABC Radio
•  Mindfully Podcasts

Keeping Physically Active

Outer East Primary Care Partnership
•  Keeping active at home – tips to keep you physically active at or near home

The Body Coach
•   PE with Joe/ The Body Coach
•  The Body Coach TV – YouTube Channel

Get Active Victoria
•  Move More, Every Day

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
•  Keep it Moving – Resources to help keep you active and healthy

Vic Health
•  Video: Footy stars share tips on how to stay active at home during the coronavirus outbreak
•  This Girl Can – Get Active @ Home

Harm Minimisation – Drugs and Alcohol

•  Support during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
•  In this Together

•  Coronavirus: guidance for better mental health

Supporting Children through the COVID-19 Outbreak

Department of Education and Training – Victorian Government
•  Learning from home information for parents

Emerging Minds
•  Supporting children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
•  Communicating with your children about COVID-19
•  Helping children cope with stress during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Child Mind Institute
•  Coping during COVID-19: Resources for Parents

Kids Helpline
•  Are you worried about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australian Childhood Foundation
•  Staying connected with our children
•  A to Z of activities at home with the family
•  Understanding Coronavirus for kids
•  At home together with the 4 M’s
•  Many ways to share a hug

ABC Education
•  How is the ABC going to support students at home during the COVID-19 crisis?

Regional Education Support Network
•  Free online tutoring for regional and rural students

The Conversation
•  Coronavirus: 5 tips for navigating children’s screen time during social distancing

Relationships Australia
•  Tip sheet: Managing self-isolation with your children and family
•  Tip sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting Children to Return to School

•  COVID-19 resources for you and your child

Supporting Young People through COVID-19

Beyond Blue
•  Mental Health Resources for Young People (Aged 12 – 25)

Support for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)
•  How to manage anxiety around COVID-19
•  COVID-19 updates for pregnant women, children and parents

Beyond Blue
•  Mental Health resources for pregnancy and new parents

Rainbow Health Victoria
•  Tip Sheet – LGBTIQ Inclusion for COVID-19 Remote Services

With Respect
•  COVID-19 and Family Violence for LGBTIQ+ people

•  Dealing with unsupportive family during self-isolation 

Beyond Blue
•  Mental Health resources for Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex (LGBTI), bodily, gender and sexually diverse people

Consumer Affairs Victoria
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights

Financial Supports

The Treasury – Australian Government
•  Supporting Individuals and Households
•  Support for Businesses
•  Jobkeeper Payment
•  Updates to the Jobkeeper Payment – Changes from the 14th August 2020

Business – Australian Government
•  Easy Access to superannuation
•  Coronavirus Information and support for business

Business – Victorian Government
Business Support Fund – Expansion

Australian Taxation Office
•  COVID-19: JobKeeper payment
•  Enrol for the JobKeeper payment

•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we may help

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
•  COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Victorian State Government
•  $500 million support package for Victorian workers impacted by COVID-19
•  Economic Survival Package

Services Australia – Australian Government
•  More financial support for people affected by the Coronavirus

Consumer Action Law Centre
•  Keeping Communities Connected – A list of financial relief measures for Victorians during the COVID-19 crisis

 Relationships Australia
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Managing Conversations about money – tip sheet

Mensline Australia
Physical, Mental and Financial Support during COVID-19

Business Supports

Tourism North East 
•  Social Media Health Check
•  Workshops and Online Learning

Agriculture Victoria
•  Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Legal Advice

Victoria Legal Aid
•  Get help with COVID-19

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
•  Your questions answered during COVID-19

COVID-19 and Employment Rights

JobWatch – Employment Rights Legal Centre
•  COVID-19: Employment rights – Questions and Answers

Young Workers Centre
•   COVID-19: Your rights at work

Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission 
•  Charity Operations and COVID-19

Institute of Community Directors Australia
•  Helping the not-for-profit sector to survive, reinvent and sustain

Australian Taxation Office
•  Support for not-for-profits

Frequently Asked Questions

Health Direct Australia
•  Coronavirus (COVID 19) frequently asked questions

ABC News
•  How did coronavirus start, how does it spread and when will it stop? Your questions on COVID-19 answered 

Online Safety

eSafety Commissioner
•  Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health Promotion COVID-19 Resources

Vic Health
•  Health Promotion COVID-19 Resource Hub
•  Be Healthy Blog
•  Watch AFL and AFLW players in a new video series about taking care of yourself during the coronavirus pandemic

Achievement Program
• Health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


Food Security and COVID-19

Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership
•  Local Food Security: Baw Baw and Latrobe: Helping our communities access nutritious foods during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

International, Federal and State Government Information 

The International, Federal and State Government sites are regularly updated to give you the latest coronavirus news, updates and advice. 

Links to these sites can be found below. 

The Department of Health and Human Services have an updated web page with facts about coronavirus (COVID-19), symptoms, updates, resources and advice for the public, health professionals, education services and the media. Please click on the below links for information and advice on the coronavirus. 

  • Information for Community Services – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Promotional Materials – Coronavirus (COVIID-19)
  • Information, updates and advice about the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • Access to Food and Supplies for Vulnerable Groups
  • Physical distancing and other transmission reduction measures – coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Media Hub – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • Information for Community Services – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) interactive self-assessment

Download: Self Assessment for risk of coronavirus 

Download: Reduce your risk of Coronavirus Poster

The Australian Government’s Department of Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Health are providing daily updates and information, answering questions about the latest news, providing current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers.

The Australian Government has launched the Coronavirus Australia App. The Coronavirus Australia App is available from the Apple App store and on Google Play, alongside the Government’s new WhatsApp feature.

The Australian Government website is also a great place to start for information on restrictions, financial assistance, community support and health advice. 

Please click on the below links for information and  advice on the Coronavirus

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) news, updates and advice
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert
  • What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Additional COVID-19 mental health support for people subjected to further restrictions
  • Fact Sheet: For Older Australians on COVID-19
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – factsheets, guidelines and other publications
  • COVID-19 – Frequently asked question
  • A guide to isolation
  • Telehealth Factsheet Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Home Medicines Service – Information for Consumers
  • Helping you get your medicine if you are confined to your home
  • Webinars

Coronavirus Campaign Posters

Download: Identifying the symptoms
Download: Simple steps to stop the spread
Download: Keep the cough undercover
Download: Good hygiene is in your hands
Download: Reducing the risks for older Australians
Download: Keeping your distance

Online Training

  • COVID-19 Infection Control Training

Murray Primary Health Network

To help Primary Health Care providers Murray Primary Health Network have collated a range of resources

Please click here for the Murray Primary Health Network Covid-19 Web Page.

Please click here for the COVID-19 testing and case definition.

While the information is regularly updated, the most timely advice on coronavirus can be found on the official government websites   

The World Health Organisation is continuously monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

Please click on the below links for information and advice on the coronavirus:

  • Latest updates for the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Advice for the public
  • Key Messages and tone from the United Nations/WHO
  • A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma
  • Question and answers on coronaviruses
  • Coping with stress during the 2019 coronavirus outbreak
  • Helping children cope with stress during the 2019 coronavirus outbreak
  • Myth busters
  • Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak: Rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers, including key considerations for occupational safety and health 
  • COVID Update on Older People
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Healthy Parenting
  • Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: an Illustrated Guide

Online Training

  • Infection Prevention and Control for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
  • Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control
  • Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
  • Health and Safety briefing for respiratory diseases – eProtect