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Support & info

Here you'll find useful information such as 'where to find financial support' or 'the coronavirus and new mums'.

Businesses and workers

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a series of changes to how we work which will affect Victorian businesses and workers.

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Caring for a vulnerable child in kinder, primary or secondary school

Schools will return to remote and flexible learning – across all year levels and across the State. The only exception will be for our specialist schools.

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Childcare & kinder access for permitted workers

If you're in Stage 4 restrictions and are working in a permitted industry, or care for a vulnerable child, you'll maintain your access to kinder and childcare for your kids.   Even if you are working onsite or from home.

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CovidSafe app

The COVIDSafe mobile app is a Government app that is being used to speed up the current manual tracing process so people can get earlier treatment and diagnosis. It tracks app users and notifies them if they have, or might have, recently come into contact with someone who has the...

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Culturally safe COVID-19 testing and referral

As of 30 April 2020, 9 VACCHO Members across 13 sites in Victoria are providing testing for COVID-19 to clients.

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Elder care

There are now a large number of Elders staying in their homes due to the high risk of their catching Coronavirus, this risk is still a priority for everyone. Even though Elders can have 1 other person in their homes, it's encouraged to keep that number down and take extra...

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Emergency relief packages

These are available for vulnerable Victorians needing to self-quarantine due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Job Keeper & Job Seeker

Eligibility criteria will remain the same. 

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Government financial support

Are you eligible for the $550 fortnightly supplement payment?

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Have you lost your job due to COVID-19? Are you an employer?

If you lost your job in March, or if you are concerned about losing your job in the coming months, you may be able to access a fixed payment of $1,500 per fortnight through your most recent employer.

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Looking after yourself

It can also be an opportunity to get creative, to find new ways of connecting with those you love or to do some work on yourself.

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Looking after your sexual health

During COVID-19 you still need to keep looking after your sexual health through testing and treating blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), getting your medication and regular monitoring.

Start Date - 13 May 2020

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Masks and face coverings

As of Wednesday 22 July 11.59pm everyone 12 years old and over, living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will have to wear a face covering (can be a hospital or home made mask or a scarf) when outside their home to protect them from COVID-19.

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Mums & bubs

Because this Coronavirus is a very new virus, no one knows yet exactly how it affects pregnant women and unborn babies.

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People with disabilities

If you are someone with a disability or someone who is supporting someone with a disability and have questions about COVID-19, there is now a hotline you can call for answers. 

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Sorry business

Sorry Business is already a stressful and sad time without having to worry about coronavirus and social distancing. However it is something we'll all have to deal with to look after each other.

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Stage 3 stay at home restrictions in Melbourne LGAs

Based on advice from the Chief Health Office, ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions will be back in place across Metropolitan Melbourne LGAs and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm, Wednesday 8 July for 6 weeks.

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Healthy eating at home

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Rental evictions and rent increases

COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Management) Bill

Start Date - 23 April 2020

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