The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre are excited to announce new training modules will soon be available, with dates to be confirmed shortly. While our face-to-face delivery of training is currently on hold due to COVID-19, we are transitioning to delivering our training online, including training tailored to workplace and organisational needs.

On Tuesday 15th September, Norlane Community Initiative were very excited to see the completion of the first stage of the Spruhan Ave Neighbourhood Hub redevelopment and receive the keys from Hamlan Homes for a brand new 5 bedroom residence built on site at the Hub.

The Victorian Government’s CALD Communities Taskforce – set up last month – has already helped hundreds of individuals and families get the support they need, including food packages and culturally appropriate care during self-isolation.

COVID-19 has created new opportunities to reconstruct our health care system in ways that were rarely possible during ordinary times. Building this new reality will require accelerating the positive transformations we have made during the pandemic, undertaking some fundamentally new ones, and determining which of the activities we have stopped that we should not resume. 

Victoria’s much-anticipated roadmap out of lockdown has now been released, bringing with it a clear outline of how (and provisionally when) Victoria will see an easing of restrictions.

The Gordon TAFE in Geelong will receive almost $3 million to modernise and upgrade learning spaces and facilities, as part of a funding package announced by the Victorian Government.

Having reached a 14-day average of 3.6 and with no mystery cases, regional Victoria has reached the necessary “trigger point” in our roadmap – meaning our public health experts have advised that we can take this next step.

The Victorian Government has taken a critical step toward gender equality with the appointment of the state’s first Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner.

The Golden Plains Shire Active Ageing & Disability Services ‘Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Independent’ initiative provided eligible consumers with the opportunity of a Fitbit Charge 4 to support their Health & Wellbeing. Consumers are thoroughly enjoying their Fitbits & the motivation it is providing towards a more Active lifestyle.

Victoria’s first road trauma memorial, on the Geelong waterfront, has been officially opened.

Leisure Networks, City of Greater Geelong and G21 Geelong Region Alliance were pleased to have brought to the G21 region some amazing sessions to recognise and spread the messages of Jean Hailes for Women's Health Week 2020.

Through Engage Victoria  the department  is asking Victorians to have their say in the renewal and development of the new cycle of priority and actions. From 7 September to 7 October, share your views, insights and experiences to help shape the following plans for 2021-25: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections.  

As a part of the work of Leisure Networks, in developing community sport and active initiatives for people with a disability, we’re seeking feedback to identify the needs, wants, barriers and opportunities for growth when it comes to AAA Sport and Rec. Our hope to make it easier and more accessible for people with a disability to be involved in sport and recreation across the G21 Region.

One-in-four Victorian families have been forced to turn to unhealthy foods during lockdown, amid high fruit and vegetable prices and the pandemic downturn.

These roadmaps outline the steady and sustainable steps that our health experts tell us will see us out of this – safely.

They are about making sure we stay one step ahead of the virus – and making sure we don’t have to take another backwards step.

Victorians of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to get active now more than ever, with the Victorian Government launching a new campaign to keep active and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Barwon Health employees have again taken out the title of most donations in the 2020 Health Services Blood Drive.

The Geelong Small Business Festival is back for 2020, and our online event “Working With Family: Unfiltered” is streaming live and free for all local business owners and shopkeepers.

Bellarine Community Health has been announced as a Finalist in this year's Geelong Business Excellence Awards