CALD Community Information

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Coronavirus hotline: If you are concerned, call the coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 (24 hours).

Interpreting service: If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450.

Triple Zero: Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Public Transport Information: visit the Public Transport Victoria translated resources site.  

COVID-19 resources

  • The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health has provided a collection of resources including fact sheets, videos and posters which are available in more than 70 languages including Auslan and Easy English. To access the resources, click here
  • The Victorian Multicultural Commission has provided in-language factual information about hygiene advice, factsheets and printable posters. To access the information, click here

My AusCOVID-19 app

Migration Council Australia (MCA) has developed a Government-sponsored multilingual resource for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities about COVID-19, its impact and available support. 

With the MyAusCovid-19 app you can:

  • Browse articles to find out more about COVID-19, tips for prevention, caring for individuals and community, information on government response, and access to health care, financial assistance and support
  • Search for topics or points of interest
  • View short animations with helpful summaries of specific topics
  • Find useful tips and contacts to help you adjust during COVID-19

The following languages are now available in the app:

  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Japanese
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Korean
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • Greek

The following community languages are being progressively added to the app: 

  • Arabic
  • Burmese
  • Dari
  • Indonesian
  • Karen
  • Khmer
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Urdu          

 MyAusCovid-19 app is available to download on Google Play or the App Store.

Bendigo Health Coronavirus information

Bendigo Community Health Services has produced the following COVID-19 information fliers in English and Karen. The fliers contain helpful local information and can be downloaded here:

Resources for our culturally and linguistically diverse community

Department of Health and Human Services has a dedicated page on their website with translated resources. To access it click here. 

 If Polish, Russian or Hebrew is your first language, please find below helpful factsheets regarding COVID-19:

 

 SBS on Demand: "Coronavirus explained" is a video film available to view in the following languages: 

Vietnamese - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716619843954/coronavirus-explained-in-vietnamese

Spanish - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716620355804/coronavirus-explained-in-spanish

Tamil - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716619843895/coronavirus-explained-in-tamil

Indonesian - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716617795624/coronavirus-explained-in-indonesian

Mandarin - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716617795974/coronavirus-explained-in-mandarin

Italian - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716616771604/coronavirus-explained-in-italian

Cantonese - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716614723665/coronavirus-explained-in-cantonese

Punjabi - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716621891505/coronavirus-explained-in-punjabi

Tagalog - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716615235528/coronavirus-explained-in-tagalog

Arabic - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716613699657/coronavirus-explained-in-arabic

Korean - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716617795800/coronavirus-explained-in-korean

Greek - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716615235593/coronavirus-explained-in-greek

Hindi - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716615235702/coronavirus-explained-in-hindi

English - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1716611651773/coronavirus-explained