Archives for August, 2021

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Is It A Cough Or A COVID Cough? Only A Test Can Tell

The Victorian Government will today launch a new ad campaign encouraging Victorians to always see their cold symptoms as possible coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and to get tested as soon as any symptoms appear. Aiming to drive up testing numbers across the state, the new campaign..

Extended Melbourne Lockdown to Keep Victorians Safe

Due to the ongoing level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria, the current lockdown across Melbourne will be extended and a curfew will be put in place across metropolitan Melbourne. After almost two weeks of restrictions in Victoria, it’s clear the number of coronavirus..

One Million Reasons For Victorians To Get Vaccinated

Over the course of the pandemic, so many Victorians have given up so much to keep our state safe. Time with friends and family. Missed birthdays and special celebrations. Days at work and plans put on hold. As this virus has turned our lives upside..

More Support For Melbourne Businesses In Lockdown

Significant new support from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will bolster businesses most affected by the extension of the public health lockdown in Melbourne. The need to combat the Delta strain of coronavirus means restrictions will remain in place in 31 metropolitan local government areas..

Extended Melbourne Lockdown To Keep Victorians Safe

Due to the current level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria from the recent New South Wales (NSW) incursions, the current lockdown across Melbourne will be extended for another seven days. Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that the current restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne..


Families in Melbourne’s north western suburbs will soon be able to ditch the double drop-off and send their children to a new state-of-the-art kindergarten and school on the same site. The Andrews Labor Government today announced Deanside Primary School Kindergarten will open in Deanside in..

Sporting Clubs Invited To Apply For Lockdown Grants

Victorian sporting and recreation clubs forced to cancel or postpone events due to the current lockdown will be able to apply for cash grants to defray costs. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced that the application deadline for the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting..

Providing Safe Homes For Vulnerable Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support to keep vulnerable kids safe with a roof over their heads and to stay connected to their families as part of its landmark investment in housing. Thanks to $6.5 million in funding, 95 new portable studios –..

Seven Day Lockdown To Keep Victorians Safe

Due to the COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours – suspected to be the highly infectious Delta variant – Victoria will enter a state-wide lockdown for seven days from 8:00pm, Thursday 5 August. With suspected Delta cases infectious in the community, as well..

Chisholm Road Prison Exceeds Geelong Jobs Target

A new prison under construction at Chisholm Road is putting local jobs first with more than 45,000 labour hours completed by workers in the Geelong area, exceeding the project target by 50 per cent. The project has now injected $200 million into the local economy..


People in Sydenham will be better protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to grants from the Andrews Labor Government to install more sunshades in schools, public areas and sports clubs. Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins MP today urged schools, community organisations and sporting clubs in..