COVID-19 Community Update 8 June 2021

Dear devotees,

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple would like to share the latest COVID-19 related information received during briefings with the Victorian Multicultural Commission.


Information about vaccination centres is available at the following link:

Wait times are updated regularly, and you 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:

Test Isolation Payment:

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment:

Family Recovery Program (for culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and families in Victoria who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19). Please email

Extreme Hardship Support Program:

Referral for food relief and essentials:

Please call 1800 675 398 or mail (for people to be linked in to relief without leaving their homes)

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.

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