COVID-19 updates


Feeling isolated or lonely? Call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866. Stay tuned to this page for COVID-19 articles, vaccine updates, health tips and state by state coverage.

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COVID-19 vaccinations in 2021


Did you know?


  • 4,212,899 people in Australia have received a COVID-19 vaccine
  • 345,566 doses have been delivered in residential aged care and disability care 
  • 2,348,906 doses delivered through primary care networks

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway. COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone over 50 are now available.  

Call our COVID-19 Support Line for more information or a chat on 1300 887 626.  

Mass vaccination centres now open in Victoria


Getting vaccinated is one of the reasons people who are eligible to receive the jab can leave home. The Victorian government has expanded the eligibility to include those aged between 40-49 for state-operated vaccination sites.  

  • Ascot Vale, Melbourne Showgrounds  

  • Ballarat, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre  

  • Bendigo, Bendigo Community Clinic  

  • Broadmeadows, Broadmeadows Town Hall  

  • Carlton, Royal Exhibition Building  

  • Coburg, Coburg Uniting Church  

  • Cranbourne, Cranbourne Turf Club  

  • Deer Park, IPC Health - Deer Park  

  • Epping, Northern Hospital  

  • Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital  

  • Melbourne CBD, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre  

  • Ringwood, Ringwood East Community Clinic (Braeside Avenue) 

  • Shepparton, Shepparton Showgrounds  

  • South Morang, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre  

  • Springvale, Sandown Racecourse  

  • St Albans, Sunshine Hospital  

  • Sunshine Central, Hetford Road (behind Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre) 

  • Traralgon East, Traralgon Racecourse  

  • West Melbourne, West Melbourne - Cohealth  

  • Wodonga, Wodonga Vaccination Hub C 

State by State COVID-19 information


Keep up to date with the latest information from your state or territory. 

Helpful resources and support


Check out the COVID-19 Vaccine – What You Need To Know video above.

For more information:

If you would like more information or just want to chat to someone during this difficult time, please call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866.

Queensland COVID-19 information


Latest updates


Where to get tested in Queensland

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

Please click the below links for information on:

New South Wales COVID-19 information


Latest updates


Where to get tested in New South Wales 

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

Please click the below links for information on:

Victoria COVID-19 information


Western Australia COVID-19 information


Latest updates


Where to get tested in Western Australia

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result. 

Please click the below links for information on:

Travel restrictions and quarantine


For real-time information to help you make informed and safe travel decisions, visit the National Travel website.

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line


The support service is a joint initiative of National Seniors Australia, COTA Australia, Dementia Australia and the Older Persons Advocacy Network. 

If you are feeling anxious, or would like additional information and support, please call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 6pm (except public holidays).

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Keeping well during COVID-19


At National Seniors, we know how important it is to look after yourself during this time. No matter your circumstances, you are welcome to call our support line for a chat or to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Call us on 1300 887 626.

Tips for coping during COVID-19:

There are things you can do to help you stay mentally and physically healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Find ways to keep in touch – use the phone or email to have daily conversations with your family or friends.
  • Keep an eye on your diet – make sure that you eat healthy and regular meals. Consider delivery of fresh produce.
  • Keep your medical needs up to date – make sure that you continue to go to your regular medical appointments and remember to maintain your medications.
  • Read information from official sources – make sure you get information from official sources such as the NSW Government and the Australian Government.

Source: New South Wales Government.

Keep in touch with family and friends:

You can still stay in touch with family and friends during COVID-19 without physically meeting up.

Here are some ways to reduce feeling socially isolated by keeping the conversation going (virtually):

  • Pick up the phone – your family and friends are only a phone call away.
  • Own a smartphone or computer? Try video calling.
  • Create an online group via a messaging app.
  • It’s game on! Challenge your family and friends with online games.
  • Use the time to learn something new through online learning.
  • Want to know what everyone is up to? Keep connected with social media.
  • Technology not your thing? Write letters, draw pictures and post them to family and friends.

Source: New South Wales Government.