Aged and Disability

First-class private and public care

Health services in the Northern Grampians Shire are judged amongst some of the top rural facilities in the state. First-class private and public medical facilities are provided in Stawell and St Arnaud. Caring and professional staff contribute to the shire's outstanding health services profile. Counselling and other support services are available through our community health centres to provide assistance to you and your family at any time.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Community Care

Visit our dedicated Community Care page for more information about the services for the aged that council provides.

Stawell and St Arnaud contact number: 03 5358 0514

Victoria's powers of attorney have changed

For more information about the changes visit

To learn more: or free call 1300 309 337.

Take control a guide to making enduring powers attorney

Heatwave information and resources

A suite of communication resources has been developed by the Department of Health and Human Services to encourage and educate individuals and the community to be aware of the impact of extreme heat on human health. The information is available in a range of formats with a number of resources translated. Available via Health Translations to the side of this page.

LGBTI Out and About Community Visitor Program and counselling service

Carers Recognition Act 2012

The Carers Recognition Act 2012 (the Act) has principles relating to carers, people being cared for, and people in care relationships. The principles are primarily about respect, recognition, support, consultation, health and wellbeing, and the ability of carers to participate in education and employment. The Act is accompanied by the Victorian charter supporting people in care relationships.

The Act is relevant for carers of older people, people with a mental illness, people with a disability, and people being cared for in a foster, kinship or permanent care arrangement.

An information kit about the Act, what it means for people in care relationships, and how organisations can meet their obligations under the Act, is being distributed to organisations funded to deliver services and support to carers.

ELDERLY ABUSE - Video Link ('Within My Walls') available in 6 languages: