Julian Hill MPFederal Member for Bruce

Keeping our communities safe

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

Julian is working constructively with other members of parliament and the government to do everything to save lives and jobs.

Under the new restrictions for all of metropolitan Melbourne, there are only four reasons you can leave home:

  • shopping for food and essential items
  • to provide care giving or to seek medical treatment
  • for exercise (within metropolitan Melbourne only)
  • to work or study, if you cannot work or study from home.

You cannot have visitors or visit friends and family who live at another household, except for caregiving or compassionate reasons or providing services.

Using a cloth face mask

If you need to leave home and can’t keep 1.5 metres apart, wearing a cloth face mask will provide you with a physical barrier to coronavirus, protecting you and those around you.

Wash your hands 

Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, using soap and water or a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Wash your hands when you get home, arrive at other people’s homes, or arrive at work.

Stay at home

The easiest way to stay safe is to stay at home when you can and limit the number of trips you make away from home. If you can work from home please keep working from home. If you are unwell, you must stay at home.

Cover your coughs

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then bin the used tissue.  If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow. Wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing,  or sneezing.

Disinfect surfaces

Regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces .

Don't touch your face

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Keep your distance

Keep your distance

Keep 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with. 

Coronavirus assistance and support

Financial assistance for individuals and households

Australian Government assistance for businesses
Victorian Government assistance for businesses

Income support payments for social security, veteran and other income support recipients and eligible concession card holders

Support payment for Victorian workers who are self-isolating or quarantining

Residential tenants

Department of Social Services coronavirus support including local emergency relief providers

Emergency food relief packages for people in mandatory self-isolation call 1800 675 398

Working for Victoria offers opportunities for paid community work for people who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus health information and advice

Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Victorian Department of Health

Australian Department of Health

World Health Organization

SBS (Information in 63 languages)

Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080
(For translating or interpreting services, call 131 450)

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease contact your GP, or call the hotline on 1800 675 398

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348

Mental health and COVID-19

Older Persons Advocacy Network 1800 237 981