Important COVID-19 information

Restrictions

As directed by the Victorian Chief Health Officer, a number of our facilities and services are closed or offering a modified service in line with the current restrictions.

Our essential services including: waste collection, emergency relief and recovery, emergency asset work and maintenance, aged and community care, and animal welfare continue to operate to ensure we meet the needs of our community.

For up-to-date information about changes to our facilities and services, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call 9278 4444.

DHHS hotline

The Department of Health and Human Services is the best source of official information about COVID-19 as the lead body coordinating the response to the pandemic in Victoria.

If you believe you are at risk or have COVID-19, require assistance, or are seeking advice about COVID-19, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/
coronavirus
or call 1800 675 389 (24 hours, 7 days per week).

COVID-19 testing

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including shortness of breath, fever, cough or a sore throat, you need to get tested.

The closest testing locations to Boroondara are:

  • Box Hill Hospital: 8 Arnold Street, Box Hill (enter via the hospital entry point at the corner of Nelson Road and Arnold Street)
  • Prahran Town Hall GP Respiratory Clinic: 180 Greville Street, Prahran
  • Chadstone Golfers Drive: Gate 4, Golfers Drive, multi-deck carpark level 2, Malvern East
  • Alfred Hospital Respiratory Clinic: 55 Commercial Road, Melbourne

You can also see your local GP. Please call before you visit.

After testing, you must remain at home and not leave until you get your test results.

For a full list of testing locations, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

Council hotline

If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can call our dedicated COVID-19 hotline for help during this challenging time.

Our support team can arrange local emergency relief support or refer you to partner organisations and agencies that can help if you:

  • need assistance with food and material aid
  • are struggling due to financial hardship
  • need mental health support, or
  • are feeling isolated and would like some support

Contact us on 9278 4444 and press 5 for a member of our support team between 8.30am and 5.15pm or email [email protected]

Playgrounds

Playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment are now open, but please observe the restrictions by:

  • staying 1.5 metres away from others
  • avoiding congregating in groups
  • wearing a mask
  • practising good hand hygiene

Translated info

We have important COVID-19 information available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese and Arabic on our website. Visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/covid-your-language or call 131 450 TIS National, if you need an interpreter.

Staying in touch

These are challenging times, particularly given the changes in how we are able to connect with our community and others. All of us need social connection to feel happy and well, and it is important to have people to turn to when we require help. That’s why it’s so important to reach out if you feel lonely or disconnected.

If you are looking for new ways to form connections with others during this time, you can access a number of free or low-cost activities, events, courses and groups on our website covering a wide range of topics.

If you are a parent, an art lover, a business, a child or if you are simply looking to learn a new skill and find a suitable activity, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events.

Having a chat

COVID CONNECT is a free service offered by the Australian Red Cross. If you would like to simply have a chat with someone
friendly, register online and visit connect.redcross.org.au/covidconnect or call 1800 733 726

Contact us

While our customer service counters may be closed, our Customer Service Team is still here to support you.

You can get in touch by:

Website: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 9278 4444, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5.15pm.

Online payment is available for a number of services via Payments.