Aboriginal peak organisations and leadership is working closely with state, local and Commonwealth Governments to coordinate response plans and ensure we have the necessary resources, equipment, supplies and support for our community.
Emergencies mean different things to different people. They are often defined as ‘an event requiring a significant, coordinated response’. These events can range from a cyclone or flood, to a vehicle crash or family dispute. Our communities have always supported each other in the mentioned events.
A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Facing challenges such as coronavirus (COVID-19) is not new to Aboriginal communities, as we have responded to many different emergencies for many years. However, this will take all of us working together to keep us strong, safe and well.
This webpage provides information for the Aboriginal community about how to manage the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), alongside materials provided by the Department of Health and Human Services at the Coronavirus section on this site.
Please check for regular updates to this content.
- Message from Chair Koorie Caucus (PDF)
- Ensuring cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Word)
- Physical distancing activities and tips for families with children (Word)
- Business continuity tool and key departmental contacts (Word)