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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated - 22 September 2021

Local Exposure Sites | Testing Clinics

COVID-19 exposure sites have now been identified within the Southern Grampians region. To stay up-to-date with all tier exposure sites, please visit Western District Health Service (WDHS) website here. Alternatively, you can stay informed on exposure sites by visiting the Coronavirus Victoria website here and searching "Hamilton" in the suburb locator.

WDHS is extending the hours of its Drive-thru testing clinic from Wednesday (22 September 2021) and will be operating from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

A mass-testing clinic will open at the Hamilton Showgrounds from 8:00am - 6:00pm Thursday (23 September 2021). A decision will be made on continuing to operate the mass-testing clinic, based on demand at a later date. Until the mass-testing clinic has opened, only people who are symptomatic and those who have visited Tier 1 & 2 exposure sites should present for testing. For more information on local testing clinics and vaccinations, please visit the WDHS website.

Anyone who is unwell with any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, (such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell), should get tested immediately and stay at home.

You can keep informed on local COVID-19 news by following the WDHS Facebook page here.

COVID-19 Update

Some of the current COVID-19 restrictions have changed as of 11:59pm Friday 17 September 2021.

For the latest restrictions, vaccine details and health information, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

A number of Council services have been impacted, please check out Council Service updates here.

Keeping our Community COVIDSafe

The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working around the clock with health services, the Commonwealth and international agencies to respond to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep the Victorian community safe.

Council is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak to ensure that we are best prepared to respond to any suspected or confirmed cases within our community.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the Department of Health and Human Services.


Red Cross COVID CONNECT is a national telephone service for the COVID-19 pandemic, to help build social connections and learn ways to better connect with your community.

COVID Connect is for adults of all ages. It is available to anyone and allows for regular access to a friendly human voice, listening ear and tips to improve social connection.

PH: 1800 733 276

The Red Cross has hundreds of trained volunteers, ready to have a yarn or chat in over 160 languages.

Note: COVID Connect is not a service for people wanting assistance with their mental health or those who require assistance in a crisis.

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