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Statement From The Premier

The Victorian Government has announced the gradual easing of restrictions throughout the state from 11:59pm Sunday 31 May 2020

COVID-19 Elective Surgery Update

This week we announced that we will ramp up to a return of 50% of normal elective surgery levels by the end of May, in line with a decision of the National Cabinet.


From Monday next week (25 May), Victoria is easing restrictions on public dental services, meaning more Victorians will get access to the dental care they need.

Statement From The Premier

Earlier this week, we made a number of announcements on easing restrictions in Victoria. These decisions were informed by data – including the biggest testing blitz in the nation and one of the highest testing rates in the world.

Getting Our Kids Back Into The Classroom

Victorian government school students will begin a phased return to classrooms before the end of May, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that it is safe for the community to do so.

Nurses Upskill To Prepare Health Services For The Future

Victoria’s health system has received a major workforce boost with thousands of nurses undertaking additional training ahead of the coronavirus pandemic – developing new skills that will continue to be put to good use in our hospitals into the future.

Statement From The Premier

Over the past two weeks, we’ve tested more than 160,000 Victorians for coronavirus. I want to thank each and every one of them for playing their part in protecting our state.

COVID-19 update

Victorian Department of Health & Human Services to begin publicly reporting active cases of COVID-19 by local government area.

Designs Unveiled For Alphington And Fairfield Schools

The Victorian Government is also investing $7 million for a new building at the Wingrove Street site of Fairfield Primary School, to allow for an extra 200 students. Landscaped play areas will also be built at the Langridge Street campus, replacing demolished old classrooms and giving students access to more outdoor space.

Today is International Day of the Midwife.

Victoria Passes Half-Way Mark In Testing Blitz

More than 55,000 samples have been taken in the first week of Victoria’s coronavirus testing blitz – as the Victorian Government continues the push for more people to visit one of more than 90 sites across the state to get tested.

Treating More People At Home To Save Lives

Thousands of Victorian families are seeing their doctor from the comfort of their home as part of a telehealth boom at The Royal Children’s Hospital, as coronavirus changes the way we access healthcare.