Macedon Ranges Shire: response to COVID-19

Covid-19 Hotline: 1800 675 398

Covid -19 up-to-date information: Victorian Government

Local Plans

Pandemic Plan led by Macedon Ranges Shire Council

  • Local contact number for the community –

Health & social service changes

Community Support services directory can be found on Macedon Ranges Shire Council website

Access to food

Care Packs during mandatory self-isloation

  • Victorians in mandatory self-isolation running short on food and unable to have any dropped-off by friends are now eligible for a “food and personal care package“, with a two-weeks supply of items like long-life milk, pasta, canned fruit, cereal and sugar, as well as some personal care items. People wishing to request a pack should call Victoria’s dedicated Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Meals on Wheels, along with other Aged Care services, aim to assist the elderly and those with disabilities to remain living independently for as long as possible. Contact your local council to see if you are eligible.

Food banks and community support

Financial support

  • For information and services provided by the Australian government go to Services Australia.
  • Australian Government financial assistance through COVID-19 Pandemic: Individuals and households
  • Centrelink: Economic Justice Australia has produced a fact sheet with specific information on how to claim a Centrelink payment during COVID-19. You can also ring Cobaw for additional support.

Local Financial Aid/Counselling Services

Central Victoria Prevention & Population Health acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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