Julian Hill MPFederal Member for Bruce

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Australia and the world are facing a health crisis unprecedented in recent decades.

To keep yourself, your family, and your friends safe please continue to

  • stay at home and get tested if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild
  • practise good hygiene – wash your hands and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
  • keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with
  • when you leave home, take a face mask and wear it on public transport, taxis, ridesharing services and in airports, aged care homes and hospitals.

The coronavirus pandemic is also an economic emergency, and all of us are being affected in different ways.

Sources of financial assistance and support are listed below.

The most critical thing facing the government in our country is the successful rapid rollout of the vaccine across the country. It's the absolute key to opening up the economy fully, to enable business people to come and go, and to opening up trade.

Stay home if unwell

Stay at home

If you have symptoms of coronavirus get tested and stay home. 

Wear a face mask

Wear a facemask

Carry a face mask with you when you leave home and wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.

Cover your coughs

When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth. Or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve.

Wash your hands

Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Or hand sanitiser (over 60 per cent alcohol).

Don't touch your face

Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth – or your face covering if you’re wearing one.

Keep your distance

Keep your distance

Stay 1.5 metres away from people you don't live with.  Don’t shake hands, hug or kiss as a greeting.

Assistance and support

Australian Government financial assistance for individuals and households

Australian Government assistance for businesses

Victorian Government assistance for businesses 13 2215

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment 1800 2266

Coronavirus Test Isolation Payment 1800 675 398

Working for Victoria helping jobseekers to find work

Residential tenants and landlords

Rent relief grant

Advice for renters 1800 068 860

Department of Social Services coronavirus support

Find local emergency relief organisations

Mental health and wellbeing

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348

Head to Health COVID-19 support

Partners in Wellbeing (free counselling) 1300 375 330

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Suicide Line 1300 651 251

Suicide Call Back 1300 659 467

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

headspace (youth) 1800 367 968

ReachOut (for young people and parents)

MensLine Australia 1300 789 978

safe steps (family violence) 1800 015 188

SANE Australia 1800 187 263

Switchboard (LGBTIQA+) 1800 184 527

FriendLine 1800 424 287

more health resources