How to protect yourself, Elders, family and community from Coronavirus and keep safe.

Download our COVID Warrior Resource

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, you can call the Information helpline on 1800 020 080

Know your rights

You have the right to find out more information about the vaccine from your doctor who knows what is best for you before you decide to get it.

Royal Flying Doctor Service COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is operating COVID-19 vaccine clinics for community in rural and remote Australia.

Please click on your State or Territory below to find an RFDS vaccine clinic near you.

 

Clinic date Clinic location
11 to 12 October 2021 Wugularr
20 October 2021 Urapuntja
11 to 12 October 2021 Wurli
11 to 12 October 2021 Alpurrurulum/Epenarra/Canteen Creek
20 October 2021 Elliott/Newcastle Waters
Clinic date Clinic location
12 October 2021 Jundah
13 October 2021 Birdsville
11 to 13 October 2021 Lockhart River, Kowanyama, Coen, Pormpuraaw
19 to 20 October 2021 Ravenswood
20 October 2021 Greenvale
21 October 2021 Einasleigh and Mount Surprise
18 October 2021 Croydon
22 October 2021 Georgetown
12 October 2021 Forsayth
18 October 2021 Charleville
18 October 2021 Aramac
21 October 2021 Thargomindah
16 October 2021 Quilpie
Clinic Date Clinic Location
21-24 October 2021 Narromine
18-22 October 2021 Murrayville
20 October 2021 Louth
21-24 October 2021 Trangie
21 October 2021 Tilpa
22 October 2021 Monolon
26-27 October 2021 Ivanhoe
29 October 2021 Marrapina
18-22 October 2021 Wilcannia
25 October 2021 Packsaddle
26-29 October 2021 Menindee

New dates and locations for RFDS Vaccination Clinics will be available soon.

New dates and locations for RFDS Vaccination Clinics will be available soon.

Please note:  The information about the RFDS COVID-19 vaccine clinic dates and locations is subject to change.

Find out more

Where can I find out more?

Download our factsheet

You can have a yarn with your health service or your Doctor about the vaccine.

The Australian Government have more information about the jab on the Department of Health website

health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines  or you can call 1800 020 080

Australian Government Vaccine Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 

Important Information about COVID-19 lockdown (stay at home rules)
STAY ON COUNTRY, STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE

In some parts of the country, there are currently COVID-19 lockdown rules in place (stay at home, stay safe) to keep us and our communities safe from spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19).

NSW, VIC, and the ACT have stay at home rules and restrictions in place. Please click on your state below to find out the latest information about COVID-19 lockdowns.

New South Wales

If you need help or support in NSW about COVID and lockdowns you can call Service NSW 24/7 hotline on 13 77 88

Click on the button below to find out the latest information about the COVID-19 lockdown rules in NSW.

NSW COVID RULES

Australian Capital Territory

If you need help or support in the ACT you can call the COVID-19 helpline on (02) 6207 7244

Click on the button below to find out the latest information about the lockdown rules in the ACT

ACT COVID Rules

Victoria

 If you need help and support in VIC you can call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on  1800 675 398

Click on the button below to find out the latest information about the lockdown rules in the VIC

VIC COVID rules

I LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE OR TERRITORY, BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE COVID RULES ARE

If you do not live in an area that is affected by a COVID-19 lockdown, you can find more information about keeping safe and what you can and can’t do by using the COVID-19 restriction checker.

Click on the button below to go to the COVID-19 restriction checker.

Check COVID-19 restrictions where I live

National Disability COVID-19 Information Helpline

1800 643 787

This is a free Disability Information Helpline for people with disability, their families and carers who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

National Coronavirus Helpline

 1800 020 080

Call this line if you need help or more info about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24/7.

For translating or interpreting services, call 131 450

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing
Call 000 for urgent medical help.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information helpline

1800 020 080

You can have a yarn with your Health Service or your Doctor about the vaccine.

The Government have more information about the vaccine on the Department of Health website

Need help with proof of your COVID-19 vaccination?

Get Proof

Download our COVID Warrior Factsheet
Government Health Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for people with disability 

The Australian Government Department of Health has created some factsheets with information about Coronavirus.

Check out the factsheets

What is Coronavirus (COVD-19)?

Coronavirus is a contagious virus that travelled here from overseas and is affecting the whole world. It is like a very bad flu or a cold and it can be passed very quickly from one person to another. Having knowledge about Coronavirus helps to stop it from being shared around.

Symptoms

Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, feeling tired, shortness of breath and trouble breathing.

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Coronavirus information video – Auslan

This video explains Coronavirus information in Auslan and how to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting the coronavirus or Covid-19.

When to get tested

You should be tested if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus or if

  • You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
  • You have lived in or visited an area where there is a higher risk of community transmission

COVID-19 tests are free. You can get tested in a COVID-19 testing clinic, contact your doctor or local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services to find out what to do and arrange for the test or You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on (freecall) 1800 020 080 for help, to find out where to get tested and to talk about symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

NDIA INFORMATION

The NDIA have made some changes to support NDIS participants and providers during this time. Find out more here

Read the latest advice and changes from the NDIS  here 

COVID-19: Ethical decision-making for First Peoples living with disability

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) in partnership with Professor Cameron Stewart, Sydney Health Law, University of Sydney, and Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Disability Innovation Institute UNSW, have outlined necessary principles and recommendations regarding the ethical decision-making for First Peoples Living with Disability. These guidelines are specific for individuals presenting to an Intensive Care Unit and how their treatment is prioritised and managed.

Read the Statement

10 Powerful Ways to Deal with Fear and Anxiety

FPDN’s Community Connector Tory Paasi has written an opinion piece on ’10 Powerful Ways to Deal With Fear and Anxiety’.

Click the button below to read and share.

Opinion Piece

Some helpful videos to help you stop the spread of Coronavirus and stay safe

Self Care and Coronavirus

Social Distancing

NDIA changes to support NDIS participants through Coronavirus

Stop Coronavirus in it’s tracks

Financial Support

If you or your family are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be able to get a payment from the Government to support you. Please click on the button below to find out more information.

Find out more

Information for disability support providers and workers

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National Indigenous Times: First Peoples Disability Network calls for more support for disabled Indigenous

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