Thanks to the incredible efforts of our community, Victoria will hit our 70 per cent first dose vaccination target tomorrow – becoming the second state in Australia to do so. With this milestone, new freedoms can take effect – but emerging risks must be addressed and we need to keep the momentum going to hit 70 per cent and 80 per cent double dose targets as soon as possible.
With multiple wastewater detections, multiple exposure sites and four positive cases, on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, the City of Ballarat will tonight enter a seven day lock down to slow the spread of the virus in the community.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $49.2 million to build 162 new supported independent living homes, ensuring Victorians living with mental illness have the security and stability of a home. This includes a project in Ballarat West, delivering 16 new supported independent living homes in Redan for people living with mental illness, as part of the nation-leading Big Housing Build.
A new and expanded mental health and well-being support hub has opened in Ballarat, giving locals the care and support they need on their doorstep, thanks to the Victorian Government.Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health Steve Dimopoulos today opened the new Cooinda Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, which will provide an array of health and social services including children’s assessments, counselling, and family violence support.
Today, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle welcomed the announcement that Victorians will get the mental health support and care they need, with the Andrews Labor Government to provide additional funding as demand for services increases during current restrictions.
The Victorian Government is taking immediate action to keep people who live in residential disability settings, private aged care residents and staff safe with a vaccination blitz to ensure workers in these vulnerable settings are protected against coronavirus.
Media Release from Minister for Education James Merlino Our kids deserve to grow up healthy and happy. And after their family and friends, our schools are one of the biggest supports in a young person’s life. As we build our mental health system from the..
Victorian stroke survivors in Ballarat will receive world-leading support to help them regain function and return to work, with the Andrews Labor Government establishing new support centres across the state. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced two new stroke support centres will be established..
Following the success of expanded access at Victoria’s six high-volume vaccination centres, a raft of additional vaccination centres managed by Victorian health services will now be open to the eligible public from next week. In addition to high-volume vaccination centres at the Royal Exhibition Building,..
Following National Cabinet’s expansion of population groups eligible to receive the vaccine and the success of day one of expanded access at high-volume vaccination centres, three further high-volume centres will open their doors to the eligible public in Victoria. Victorians eligible under the Commonwealth-led rollout..
The rollout of the Victorian-led component of the COVID-19 vaccination program is on time, on target and on track to deliver 300,000 total doses by 16 May. This figure, which forecasts vaccine delivery at state commissioned vaccination sites, will ensure Victorians can be confident in..
The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Commonwealth to ramp up its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination program across regional Victoria with the launch of hospital vaccination hubs in Bendigo and Ballarat. Minister for Health Martin Foley today visited Bendigo Health to thank local frontline health..
Workers most likely to come into direct contact with a suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) case will be the first Victorians vaccinated under the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Following arrival of the vaccine, from Monday, trained Victorian health professionals will start delivering doses of the Pfizer vaccine..
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations with $320 million in funding to upgrade vital health infrastructure. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced submissions for the new $200 million Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF)..
Victoria’s world-leading manufacturers have created a ventilator production industry from scratch with Ballarat’s Gekko Systems to start making the country’s first Australian-designed machines within weeks. Gekko has made its name as a manufacturer of mining equipment since its establishment by Sandy Gray and Elizabeth Lewis-Gray..