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Supporting mental health and AOD services and their workers

The Victorian Government is ensuring non-government organisations who deliver mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services are ready to respond and to prevent possible outbreaks, as coronavirus case numbers come down – and we take steps to COVID Normal.

Getting Our Kids Back To Kinder And Ready For School

Sessional kinder will remain free for most families in Term 4 and children will be given extra support as they prepare for their transition to school, thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian Government.

Reimagining Health Grants

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, protecting our health and wellbeing is more important than ever.

Improving Cancer Outcomes For All Victorians

The Victorian Government is working to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem under the state’s bold new cancer plan. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos tabled the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024 in parliament today – the latest four-year state-wide plan to drive down the harm caused by all cancers.

Statement From The Premier

Last week, we released our roadmap towards reopening. Those safe, steady and sustainable steps that will see us all the way to COVID Normal. Importantly, these steps are guided by clear targets – giving Victorians greater insight into our progress, and ensuring that when it comes to taking our next step forward, we can do so confidently.

Mildura Hospital Back In Public Hands

The Sunraysia community wakes up this morning with their own public hospital overseen by a local board of directors - the final step by the Andrews Labor Government to return Mildura Base Hospital to public hands.

On The Road Towards COVID Normal

Thanks to the enormous efforts of Victorians in following the rules and driving down case numbers, we will take the first of our cautious and careful steps towards a COVID Normal tonight.

Keeping Ourselves, And Our Homes, COVID Safe

As we take our first safe, steady and sustainable steps towards COVID Normal, it’s more important than ever that Victorians are taking the right actions to keep themselves, their friends and families safe.

R U OK? Day

Today on R U OK Day we're reminded to check in on our loved ones and see how they're doing.

Looking To The Sewers For Early Coronavirus Warning

Victoria’s wastewater can hold clues to the presence of coronavirus in communities where there are no known cases, and our sewage surveillance program is just one of the defences we’ll be relying on, as we take our next steps towards COVID Normal.

single social bubble

The single social bubble concept is a way to support people who may be feeling isolated while balancing the coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission risk. From 11:59pm 13 September, if you live alone or are a single parent you can create a ‘single social bubble’ by nominating one other person to be a part of your bubble.

Statement From The Premier

Today is Father’s Day. And just like Mother’s Day earlier this year, I know there’ll be plenty of families missing each other.