KIDs voucher program

Get Active VictoriaThe Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each. Families on SHEV or temporary visas can apply.

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COVID live updates: Acting Premier James Merlino details new restrictions


The Acting Premier announced on Wednesday 2 June that in Victoria, there are now 60 cases and over 350 exposure sites and a variant of the virus that is quicker and more contagious than we have ever seen before. The best way to stop this virus is via vaccination, but as we know, only 2% of our population is fully vaccinated. If we let this thing run its course, it will explode.

We’ve got to run this to ground because if we don’t, people will die.

And if that happens, it’s our most vulnerable – it’s our parents, it’s our grandparents, it’s Victorians with underlying conditions or compromised immunity, it is those Victorian whose will pay the price.

In the end, this is about saving lives, the Acting Premier told.

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A day to remember and say sorry

Aunty Faye LynehamAunty Faye Lynam’s story is a compelling reminder of the reason for Sorry Day. The Yorta Yorta elder has told her story before, but with each retelling it only grows in power and emotional response. Each time she speaks of the atrocious treatment she received as a child at the hands of authorities and her foster parents, listeners are stunned into silence — and sometimes tears.

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Victorian aged care and disability workers given priority access to COVID-19 jab

Lined up at the McIntosh CentreVictorian aged care and disability workers will be given priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine from Wednesday to Sunday as part of a “five-day blitz” to get more workers vaccinated. From Wednesday, June 2 to Sunday, June 6, these workers will be given priority access to walk-in vaccination hubs between 9 am and 4 pm, including Shepparton’s McIntosh Centre vaccination hub and the Bendigo mass vaccination hub.

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Six steps to get yourself through Victoria’s fourth lockdown

man walkingIt’s hard to believe that we’re here again, staring down the barrel of another lockdown. As Thursday night marked the beginning of Victoria’s fourth lockdown, many of us will be feeling angry, frustrated, sad, anxious, stunned, numb, even relieved – and maybe several of these at once. Here are six steps to get yourself through Victoria’s fourth lockdown

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