Greater Bendigo service updates and Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Victorian Government Roadmap and updates
- Sensible Steps To Reduce Testing Queues And Transmission
- COVIDsafe Settings
- Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering The National Plan
Accessing City services and facilities
The City of Greater Bendigo requires all staff to be double vaccinated and operates a range of services and facilities where customers are also required to be double vaccinated to gain entry.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has followed Victorian Government Chief Health Officer directions relating to service closures, working from home, careful re-opening and vaccination requirements.
Local Government does not have a role in mandating vaccinations and must follow the restrictions of the day.
Full vaccination is required for people aged over 12 years and two months to enter the following City buildings/facilities/services:
- Customer Service Centres, Bendigo and Heathcote
- Bendigo Art Gallery
- The Capital Theatre
- Ulumbarra Theatre
- Dudley House
- The Engine Room
- Bendigo Town Hall
- All indoor and outdoor pools (excluding Long Gully Splash Park)
- City workplaces (Hopetoun Street, 45-49 and 48 Mundy Street, Fountain Court, Depot)
- Goldfields Library branches
- Supported playgroup (for parents)
You do not need to be double vaccinated to visit an outdoor play space, Bendigo Animal Relief Centre (BARC), or access Immunisation, Maternal and Child Health, Early Years (for parents) or Aged Care services.
If you are wanting to visit facilities such as Bendigo Stadium, Fosterville Gold Tennis Centre, other sporting centres/grounds, or community facilities like Halls and Neighbourhood Houses etc. please enquire directly with these facilities in regards to their vaccination expectations.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
For information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease you can call the dedicated hotline, 1800 675 398, which is open 24 hours, 7 days. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
If you are travelling from overseas and do not have health insurance or are not eligible for Medicare, Victorian hospitals are waiving the cost of health care related to COVID-19 so as people seek treatment. This includes waiving payment and debt recovery procedures for ambulance transfers for people suspected to have COVID-19.
If you or anyone you know needs help:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- beyondblue on 1300 224 636
- MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- Headspace on 1800 650 890
- QLife on 1800 184 527
The Beyond Blue website also features a range of helpful resources.
A 24-hour statewide Safe Steps family violence crisis response line is also available on 1800 015 188.