Mount Alexander Shire: Local COVID-19 information

Covid-19 Hotline: 1800 675 398

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

Local Plans

Pandemic Plan led by Mount Alexander Shire Council

  • Pandemic Coordinator – Gaynor Atkins
  • Local contact number for the community – 1800 512 446 or email

Health & social service changes

Castlemaine Health 

CHIRP Community Health

Mount Alexander Shire Council

Castlemaine Community House

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre 

Salvation Army

Disability Services are an essential service and are operating, however group activities may be cancelled.

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

Mount Alexander Community Pantry: providing frozen pre-prepared meals and food packages. Click on flyer below for contact information

Local facebook groups

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
  • If you are experiencing financial hardship, National Debt Helpline offers free financial counselling.
  • 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 Castlemaine Community House for additional support
  • Haven Home Safe for Mount Alexander residents call 0436 950 096 and leave a message for Jess (she will call you back)
  • Mount Alexander Macedon Ranges (MAMR) NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme): 03 5427 4842 (Wednesdays 9 – 3 pm)
  • Talk to your local bank to negotiate and manage your loan repayments.
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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