Coronavirus Information

Do you need financial help because of COVID - click here

Do you need help for your business because of COVID - click here 


For the latest information on Hunter (NSW) restrictions and social distancing laws, click here


For the latest up-to-date information on case locations, click here
To find a testing clinic near you, click here


Current Health Information 
If you are concerned about your health, they should call their GP or the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080 for advice.

The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Up to date information and advice is available at the Department of Health website.

  • COVID-19 resources including FAQs are available here
  • Latest case numbers broken down by state are available here
  • Advice for public gatherings and visits to vulnerable groups here
  • Health Information in languages other than English here.

Mental Health Support

Constituents in our communities are suffering and will need mental health support. You can find a list of mental health support services here. 

Here is a good information guide for people to help them manage their mental health at home.

Visiting an Aged Care Facility

Before planning a visit to a residential aged care facility it may be advisable to contact the service provider and have a chat about the visiting arrangements that are now in place to help curb the spread of coronavirus.


Seeking the JobSeeker Payment (formerly Newstart) Click here for a step by step factsheet.

Centrelink is experiencing a huge increase of people seeking financial support due to the Coronavirus. Unfortunately, the waiting times are longer than usual.


  • You can call Centrelink on 132 850 to make a claim. You will need a CRN (Customer Reference Number).
  • If you already have a CRN, you can apply online at MyGov.
  • If you don't have a CRN, you will need to call Centrelink or visit in person - you CANNOT apply for a CRN online.
  • If you lodge your intent to claim now, your payments will be backdated to that day.


COVID Phone Book

13 11 14

NSW Mental Health line
1800 011 511

Beyond Blue COVID Support Line
1800 512 348

National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline
1800 020 080

COVID-19 Disaster Payment - Services Australia
180 22 66

COVID-19 Help for Businesses - NSW Government
13 77 88

Support for Individuals and Households - NSW Government
13 77 88

COVID-19 Advice for Indigenous Australians
02 6271 5111

Healthdirect 24 hours - Free health advice
1800 022 222

Information for older Australians on COVID-19
1800 200 422



COVID Websites

Health -

NSW Government - 

Business support - 

Individual support  - 

Aged Care - 

Treasury - 


Additional Information

ACCC Information for Consumers 

ACCC Warnings of COVID-19 Scams

COVID-19 Aged Care Fact Sheet 

COVID-19 - Veterans Factsheet

NBN Working From Home Support

Persons living with Dementia - COVID-19 Information

Primary Health Network - Hunter New England and Central Coast - Updates

COVID-19 Symptoms Checker