Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria

Handy tools, information & resources

Family violence support

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 000

Or if it is safe to do so, for help and support contact safe steps Family Violence response centre's 24/7 crisis service on 1800 015 188. Or email safesteps@safesteps.org.au. The safe steps web chat support service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm

Victorian Government coronavirus updates

Mental health and wellbeing

If you're anxious, concerned or struggling and need to chat to somebody, here are a few of the organisations you can get in touch with for help:

Lifeline Australia - Mental Health and Wellbeing During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Available anytime on 13 11 14 or  via Lifeline Text from 6pm to midnight (AEST) every night on 0477 131 114.

Beyond Blue – Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Call 1800 512 348, 24 hours, seven days a week. Also online chat and forum.

Eheadspace 

Online and webchat support and counselling for 12-25 year olds, their family and friends. Or call 1800 650 893. 

Kids Helpline

Call 1800 551 800. 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Suicide Call Back Service

Call 1300 659 467. Mental health support call back service; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

DHHS: Mental health resources

Face masks and coverings

From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August, the use of face coverings is mandatory throughout Victoria.

DHHS: Face coverings - frequently asked questions

DHHS: How to make a cloth mask

RACV: The ultimate guide to face masks