COVID-19 Information and Updates

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia in early 2020, Hindmarsh Shire Council has made decisions about changes to its services in accordance with the restrictions and directions from the Victorian Government. This page will provide you with helpful resources and links to assist you with your queries on COVID-19.

For everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Victoria:
English: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - English | Coronavirus Victoria
Karen: ခိၣ်ရိနၣ်ဘဲရၢးစ် - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - ကညီကျိာ် - Karen | Coronavirus Victoria
Other: Translated information about COVID-19 | Coronavirus Victoria

Dedicated coronavirus hotline:
1800 675 398

National coronavirus helpline:
1800 020 080

General Advice and Information

COVID-19 Testing and Positive Results

Report your positive rapid antigen test:
Reporting your result | Coronavirus Victoria

Your COVID checklist for when you have tested positive or if you're a contact:
Your COVID Checklist | Coronavirus Victoria

Managing COVID-19 at home:
Managing COVID-19 at home | Coronavirus Victoria


Information on COVID-19 vaccines:
COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria

Book in for your third vaccination:
COVID-19 vaccine third dose | Coronavirus Victoria

Book your child's vaccination:
Vaccination for children and teenagers | Coronavirus Victoria 

How to get your COVID-19 digital certificate:
How to get your COVID-19 digital certificate | Coronavirus Victoria

QR Codes

Register to use the Victorian Government QR code service:
Register to use the Victorian Government QR code service | Coronavirus Victoria

COVIDSafe Plans

Prepare a COVIDSafe Plan:
COVIDSafe Plan | Coronavirus Victoria

Other Resources

General public resources:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for the general public | Australian Government Department of Health

Signs, posters and templates for your workplace:
Signs, posters and templates for your workplace | Coronavirus Victoria

Business Advice and Information

Help us understand your situation

The better understanding we have of the local business situation the better we can leverage for the right support in the right places. We invite all businesses to provide Council with any information of impacts and changes to your business (confidentiality will be upheld).

This may include:

  • Barriers/Challenges
  • Innovation/Change of business practices
  • Hygiene/Social Distancing practices
  • Online presence
  • Delivery options
  • Impacts to workforce
  • Any specific training/support needed (eg. Moving your business online)

Please send any feedback/responses to

Other helpful links:
COVID-19 information and support for the tourism industry - Tourism Australia
Subscribe to our newsletters - Corporate - Tourism Australia
Upskill My Business - Home
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Support for Victorian businesses:
Business Victoria | Business Victoria

Support for individuals and households:
Supporting individuals and households |

Business grants and support:
Business grants and support | Coronavirus Victoria

Services Australia COVID-19 payment:
If you need a payment during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Services Australia

Banking assistance:
Speak directly with your bank to determine eligibility for deferring mortgage payments.

Require an Emergency Relief Package for food and essential supplies?
Call Victoria's dedicated coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398

Support Services

Are you struggling following the latest lockdown? There are many ways to support other people or be supported if you are feeling anxious or uncertain. Below are support services available:

Lifeline Australia
13 11 14

Beyond Blue
1300 224 636

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800
A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.

Rural Outreach Program
1300 688 732

1800 650 893
Online and web chat support and counselling for people aged 12 – 25.

Information Session with Dr Rob Grenfell