Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians

What is the Northern Grampians Shire Council doing in response to COVID-19?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented event in recent history. 

Victoria will be in a snap five day statewide lockdown from 11:59pm Thursday 15 July to 11.59pm Tuesday 27 July 2021. 

There are only five reasons to leave home:

1. Shopping for food and suppplies within 5 kilometres from home unless the closest shop is further than 5km away.

2. Exercise with a two-hour limit with one other person and within 5km from home.

3. Compassionate care, caregiving and medical reasons.

4. Authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate.

5. To get vaccinated.     

Shire residents who are eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine are strongly encouraged to commence the vaccine program immediately. The vaccine is the best defence against Coronavirus.

See the latest announcement from the State Government here

See the details of what COVIDSafe means

The Northern Grampians Shire Council plays a key role in supporting our community during emergencies affecting the municipality, and we are constantly monitoring and responding to this situation.

Our primary focus is to ensure that we have the best chance of avoiding the severe impacts of COVID-19 through working closely with regional healthcare providers, supporting businesses through the restrictions set by the State Government, and keeping the community informed about the latest Coronavirus updates and safety measures. 

Evidence from around the world has shown that pre-emptive measures are extremely effective in containing the spread of the disease. It is important to act now to reduce the risk of infection, reduce the spike of infections and protect our community as a whole, especially those who are more vulnerable. 

It's important to remember that this situation is constantly changing.

The Northern Grampians Shire Council will provide regular updates to keep our community informed.

Scroll down to the links below to see up to date information on service changes from council and community services as well as health information and business updates and support. 

Our Objectives

Key objectives of Northern Grampians approach to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Contain the spread of COVID-19
  • Maintain a healthy workforce
  • Provide strong leadership across the municipality
  • Keep residents informed about what we are doing and why we are doing it
  • Support local health and emergency services
  • Deliver key messages in partnership with local agencies

Our Message

Key messages for our community:

  • Remain calm
  • This is a significant risk to our entire community
  • We all have a responsibility to minimise the risk 
  • Social distancing and practising good hygiene is critical


Our Partnerships

Northern Grampians Shire Council has partnered with local community leaders and service providers to provide you with the most up-to-date local information about how COVID-19 is affecting our community. 

We are in constant contact with healthcare and education providers, emergency services, tourism bodies, business support networks, and more to make sure you know exactly what's going on in our community.

The Northern Grampians Shire Council will provide regular updates to keep our community informed in the sections below. Ensure you are receiving your COVID-19 information from reputable sources. 

Some council services and facilities will be suspended or closed for the foreseeable future in an effort to help reduce the impact of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians.

Click here to see the full list of changes to council services

Some services, facilities, and businesses in the Northern Grampians will be changed, suspended, or closed for the foreseeable future in an effort to help reduce the impact of Coronavirus. 

Click here for a list of altered community services

Council is here to help businesses in the Northern Grampians to navigate the assistance and support announced by governments and other industry sectors. 

Click here for information on business support

Information and resources to keep healthy and protected during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Click here for access to up-to-date health resources

Email bulletin from Grampians Community Health regarding vaccination clinics(PDF, 182KB) in our Shire.