Dear all,

Thank you for your ongoing work to keep Victoria safe.

Please see attached FYI

  • The Chief Health Officer Update for today
  • DFFH Relief and Community Support Factsheet
  • Translated posters on how to use QR codes (available here)
  • Information about vaccination centres is available here. Wait times are updated regularly, and one can book an appointment at the vaccination centres by calling 1800 675 398.
  • You will find more information on support payments at the pages below:

Please also note the information below on relief payment turnaround times:

$450 Test Isolation Payments (TIP) – DJPR aims to process and pay eligible applicants in five business days. They’re holding up despite the extreme demand and are closely monitoring the timeliness of payments.

$1500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) – The Commonwealth don’t report specifically on turnaround, but we understand there are no delays in processing these.

Extreme Hardship Support Program (EHSP): On payment through Red Cross, with complete applications with no need for any follow-up communication, processing sits at 5 days.

Taking 6-7 days for approval of application where there are points of clarification required.

Thank you and see you tonight at the prioritiy community briefing,


Kind regards

 Sent on behalf of Viv and Bwe


Celia Tran
A/ Principal Adviser (to the Chairperson)

Victorian Multicultural Commission

Level 3, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne Vic 3002

E:[email protected] M: 0427 511 154