This is a rapidly developing situation and is being closely monitored by both statement and federal Government authorities.
MCCWA is responding to the challenge by doubling the efforts to serve those who are impacted by the crisis.
We have put a range of information here to allow the Western Australian to seek meaningful support on various issues faced by them during this crisis.
This will information page will be updated as new information comes to hand and we will support Western Australians.
For latest advice on how to stay safe please visit these links:
Please download and install the COVIDSafe app on your smartphone. The app helps Department of Health in its fight against community spread of the Coronavirus. Through COVIDSafe Contact tracing becomes extremely easier in case a person is found infected with the virus. It is very reliable app and the users have complete control over sharing app’s data with the Department of Health. No other agency or Government Department can access the data from the app. All members of the migrant community are encouraged to download the app and help save lives. The app can be downloaded from Department of Health’s website or clicking on the links below.
Please visit this link to access Health Direct. Health Direct – Provides a tool for individuals to check for coronavirus symptoms.
Please follow this link for information about the COVID clinics across Western Australia.
Australian Government App – Provides the latest information and guidance about the Coronavirus response. Please visit this link to access the latest information from Australian Government.
If you have the coronavirus disease question and need an interpreter:
Call 131 450
Request the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
Latest News and Updates
COVID-19 statistics – See the confirmed Coronavirus cases in WA by Local Government Area.
MCCWA is distributing food hampers and other essential house-hold items to the vulnerable members of our communities in South-East Metropolitan Region of Perth.There are still many individuals and families who need support. MCCWA is trying best to meet the demand.
INFORMATION IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE
Please click on the relevant link below to find out more about the COVID-19 Pandemic. The information below has been provided by the Department of Homeaffairs, Government of Australia.
If your income is impacted due to the COVID-19 Crisis, you might be eligible for Job Keeper payment from the Australian Government.
Please visit the ATO website to learn more about the Job Keeper Payment.
If Job Keeper payment is not for you, then you might be eligible for Job Seeker Payment from Services Australia. Please visit myGov website to lean more and apply.
You can also access your Superannuation early during the pandemic crisis. Please visit this link to learn about the eligibility and how to apply.
MCCWA is also able to provide some everyday essentials to those who are experiencing financial hardship *
Phone companies are providing extra data & support with payments:
Please click on the company names for direct link to further information.
Information about Consumer Protection
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has issued some advice about your consumer rights during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, with the below frequently asked questions addressing retail, travel and commercial tenancy issues and how they are covered by legislation.
For further information, please visit the following links;
Domestic and Family Violence Support
Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline
(08) 9223 1188 or Free call 1800 007 339
Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline
(08) 9223 1199 or Free call 1800 000 599
MCCWA is also providing Emergency Support in the form of Food/Grocery, Clothing and Transport vouchers to the residents of Cities of Armadale and Gosnells. Please contact us at 08 6196 2818 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Office in Suite 33, 2232B Albany Highway (The Agonis), Gosnells.
Resources for Parents and Children
Information for parents regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Inspirational ideas for educational activities can be accessed through Department of Education’s resource list which has translated documents with information and suggestions.
Translated teaching material / lessons include:
Reading with your child is important
Writing and spelling ideas
Number games ideas
Science at home.
Department of Education has also put together resources for learning at home. Learning resources are organised by year level and can be found here.
Mental Health Support
Think Mental Health — How are you feeling? – this is a mental health check-up tool to see how we can help you or someone you care about.
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
Headspace – 1800 650 890
ReachOut – au.reachout.com
Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) – 1800 008 774
Headspace App – Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We’ll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.
Smiling Mind App – Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. Practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device