Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Keep up-to-date with the latest information, news and advice. You'll also discover a range of support, wellbeing and at-home activities.
  • From 12 midday Tuesday 22 September to 6 pm Sunday 24 October, the City of Port Phillip will enter into the Election Period for the Council Elections.

    You can still contact us during this period and we’ll resume regular operation on Monday 26 October.

Port Phillip Council takes the health of our staff, community and visitors very seriously. We are working to keep our community safe during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and are closely monitoring the situation.

Updates will be posted to this page as information becomes available. Please refer to the Australian Government's Department of Health and Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the most up-to-date sources of information on COVID-19.

For information in your language, please see the DHHS translated COVID-19 resources

If you suspect you may have COVID-19, call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Latest news

For the latest announcements and media releases about COVID-19, from both Council and Governments.

Safety and wellbeing during COVID-19

Advice and information on staying safe, symptoms, what to do if you're unwell, how to isolate, and mental health and wellbeing.

Event, service and program changes

How we're delivering Council services during COVID-19, and which closures or cancellations may impact you.

Council relief response

Details of the relief and recovery response to support our community and local economy.

Support for local businesses

Find support and assistance for your business through this time, and how the community can support local businesses.

If you need help

From aged care and disability services, to social support and food packages, you'll find the help you need.

Advice for Owners Corporations

Apartment buildings house large amounts of people and public common areas pose a greater risk for the spread of COVID-19. Find helpful resources and cleaning advice.

Arts and creative industries support

Help, assistance and advice for those in arts and creative industries, as well as information for grant recipients.

At-home activities

Get yourself and kids active and keep entertained during the Victorian Government Stage 4 restrictions.

Council meetings

Submit your agenda questions and statements, and watch the Council meetings without leaving your home.

What is Council doing in response to COVID-19?

Council activated its Municipal Emergency Management Influenza Sub-Plan on 2 March 2020, which has been adapted to cover the COVID-19 virus.

We are following advice from the Victorian Government and the Australian Government and doing everything we can to ensure that we can continue to deliver essential services for our community.

These services include:

  • support for our more vulnerable community members, including aged care and disability services
  • waste and recycling
  • beach and street cleaning
  • homelessness support
  • Maternal and Child Health Care
  • immunisations
  • animal management
  • maintenance of parks and open spaces.

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