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COVID-19 Support Package

Find out more about Council's $2M COVID-19 Community Support Package.

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Update 17 September

As of 17 September 2020, there are 947 active coronavirus cases in Victoria with 28 new cases overnight. More than 2.5 million tests have been conducted, 18,217 have recovered and there have been 745 deaths. 

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is publishing high risk locations daily, with new locations added and those greater than 14 days old removed. Testing data by local government area and case numbers by postcode via this interactive map of Victoria are also available.  

Support for early childhood services  

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $26.7 million in extra funding to support early childhood services as they reopen to all Victorian children on 5 October. Community-based, local government and school providers offering sessional programs will be eligible for about $500 per enrolment to provide children with access to a free 15-hour program each week.

Funding for seasonal workers 

The Victorian Government today announced a $17 million package to help address seasonal workforce shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and reiterated the call for farmers to register their workforce needs on the Working for Victoria platform to be matched with jobseekers. The package will help boost the supply of COVIDSafe accommodation for seasonal workers, including working with councils and local accommodation providers. 


DHHS updates