Community Update

Last Update: 20 January 2022

Victorians aged 18+ can get third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after three months, just in time for a walk-up vaccination blitz starting this weekend. If you had your second dose: 

  • in September 2021 or earlier, you’re eligible now 
  • in October 2021, you’re eligible or will become eligible in the next few days

The third dose will protect you against symptomatic or severe illness from COVID. It will also reduce (but not totally prevent) transmission of COVID. 

Major vaccination hubs have dozens of extra vaccinators onsite to keep wait times short. Between 21 to 24 January 2022 the following vaccination centres will be offering walk-ins for Victorians aged 18 and over to receive their third dose:

  • Royal Exhibition Building (walk-in access available 8 am to 8 pm daily during the blitz)
  • Latrobe University Bundoora (walk-in 8 am to 8 pm daily during the blitz)
  • Dandenong Plaza (walk-in 9 am to 5 pm daily during the blitz)
  • Sandown Racecourse (walk-in 9 am to 6:30 pm Saturday and Sunday only)
  • and more…

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres for locations, hours and access information before walking up.

Bookings can also be made online at portal.cvms.vic.gov.au or by calling 1800 675 398.

Those who want to get their third dose at a local GP or pharmacy can also book through the online clinic finder at covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking/

If you have symptoms, get tested

Even though many people with COVID have very mild cold-like symptoms, it’s important to get tested. If you are positive, you need to know so you can tell your workplace, friends and family. You may have vulnerable contacts for whom COVID is a bigger risk.

Once you have a positive PCR test or have reported your positive Rapid Antigen test result, you will be contacted by a local public health team. They will connect you to a COVID Positive Pathway to track your symptoms and help you manage COVID at home or get more support if you need it. 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cancellation of Australia Day Concert 

Due to rising COVID case numbers, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2022 Australia Day Concert.

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. We want our community to be safe when attending council events and facilities and our staff to be safe when delivering these activities and events for our community.

Lunar New Year postponed

Whitehorse City Council wishes a happy and prosperous new year to all those in our community who celebrate the Lunar New Year, Year of the Tiger.

Council acknowledges the decision of the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse (ABAW) to postpone the Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday 5 February 2022, due to rising COVID case numbers.

Kerbside rubbish collections

Our bins may be collected later than normal due to COVID-19 impacts over the coming weeks.

Waste collections will continue, but may be delayed. 

If this happens please:

  • Check if other bins have been missed in your street and wait until the following day to log a missed collection. 
  • Leave your bins out until they’re collected
  • Collections will be done as soon as possible, which might be on a weekend
  • Please continue to put your bin out the night before collection

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Translated Resources

Chinese - Simplified and Traditional 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 简体中文 / 繁體中文
Including Mandarin and Cantonese audio files - 普通话/广东话

Greek

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ελληνικά

Hindi

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - हिन्दी

Italian

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Italiano

Korean

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 한국어

Persian (Farsi)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - فارسی

Vietnamese

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - tiếng Việt

SubscribeSubscribe to Whitehorse News and Updates