Category Archives: How We Can Help

Call-to-Test – Reaching out to vulnerable Victorians

The Department of Health and Human Services will be assisting vulnerable Victorians in metropolitan Melbourne with in-home testing to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Call-to-Test service will enable some of our most vulnerable to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) at home with a qualified health clinician. The service will provide access for […]

Escalating The Coronavirus Fight In Regional Victoria – A message from the Victorian Government

17th Jul 2020 Coronavirus testing will be stepped up across regional Victoria this week and a new Geelong-based public health team will be established to help slow the spread of the virus and provide the data we need to inform decisions about restrictions – as the Chief Health Officer expands his recommendation to wear a […]

Supporting The Mental Health Of Young Victorians

Originally posted to: Young people struggling with their mental health during and after the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access targeted, personalised therapy with an innovative new program funded by the Victorian Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today to launch Orygen’s new digital mental health platform for […]

Statement from the Premier – July 07 2020

Originally posted to: Based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July. 2020 has not been the year any of us wanted. Cancelled events. Plans put on pause. Uncertainty about what the future […]

Translated COVID-19 resources from DHHS

COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials. Coronavirus hotline: If you are concerned, call the coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 (24 Hours).Interpreting service: If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450.Triple Zero: Please keep Triple Zero (000) for […]

Localised restrictions are in place – A message from the Victorian Government

In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has announced that a number of postcodes will return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions from 11.59pm on Wednesday 1 July 2020. This decision was made in response to increasing evidence of significant community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in these postcodes:3012 […]


Statement from the Premier – June 30 2020

Very clearly, we are not where we wanted to be. And as today’s case numbers show, Victoria is experiencing significant community transmission of coronavirus. As a result of genomic testing, the Chief Health Officer has today advised the Government that a number of our cases through late May and early June can be linked to […]

Update to Victoria’s restriction levels

What you need to know Stay safe by washing your hands, keeping your distance from others, and staying home if you feel unwell. If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested. From 22 June the number of visitors that you can have to your home has reduced to five visitors. Outdoor gatherings have reduced […]

Dan Andrews Back to school announcement

Statement From The Premier – June 20 2020

From the outset, we have always listened to our medical experts. And they’re telling us we’ve come to a critical crossroads. Today, our case numbers have hit the highest they’ve been in more than two months. I know that’s not what people want to hear – but sadly, that is our reality. The experts tell […]