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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Information
This content was last updated on:
February 20, 2023 10:22 AM

Current Information

There is currently no COVID-19 restrictions in place in Victoria.

The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services is the best place to keep up to date with information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Please continue to monitor the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services web page or Facebook page for updates.

Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests

Wellington Shire Council is part of the Victorian Government's Council COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Program. The program will run until 31 July 2023 and is providing free rapid antigen tests (RATs) to anyone living in Wellington Shire.

Council collection points:

• Council Customer Service Centres in Sale and Yarram

• Wellington library branches (Heyfield, Maffra, Rosedale, Sale, Stratford and Yarram)

• Any Council immunisation sessions

• The Wedge Performing Arts Centre

• Gippsland Regional Sports Complex

The Council COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Program is funded by the Victorian Government.

If you have questions about the state government's Council Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Program, please call our customer service team on 1300 366 244.

COVID-19 Local Testing

Wellington Respiratory Clinic is fully operational, from the rear of Inglis Medical Centre in Sale. Appointments are required. Contact 5143 7900 or book doctors online with HotDoc.

Please use the link above to find additional testing opportunities in Gippsland.

Alternatively, find where to get tested for COVID-19 in Victoria here.

Please continue to follow directions from the Victorian Department of Health and Gippsland PHN – get tested if you have any symptoms and cannot access a rapid antigen test.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Wellington Shire Council does NOT provide the COVID-19 vaccine. Council's customer service team cannot book COVID-19 vaccinations for you. These are not part of our community immunisation sessions.

If you want to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine via the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit, you must call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Please access the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker and more information at

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