Connecting communities during COVID-19

This COVID-19 community directory provides links to important information and services, from reliable, trusted sources.

Community resources

A connected community is a resilient community. We are committed to supporting our local residents, businesses and organisations through these unprecedented and challenging times.

The following pages contain links to useful information and resources. These pages are updated regularly, so please check back often:


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Got symptoms? Get tested.

1pm AEST, 21 May

We are encouraging residents experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to get a test. Symptoms include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath.

The NSW Health department has established COVID clinics across the state. If you need advice or have questions, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

A drive through testing clinic is operating from the ‘Fishos’ Club car park at Muddy Creek, 100 Bestic Street, Kyeemagh (a.k.a. the Brighton Le Sands Fisherman's Club car park)

This clinic is operated by Histopath Diagnostic Specialists, no referral or appointment is necessary.

The facility operates 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Testing clinics are not run by Council. Not all testing clinics require a referral. The NSW Health department has established COVID clinics across the state. If you need advice or have questions, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.


Testing information in different languages

1pm AEST, 21 May

The Hurstville COVID clinic has published information about its service in several languages.

This includes location, opening hours and accessibility information.


#ViralKindness - a movement of volunteer care during the coronavirus crisis.

16:10 AEST, 12th May

#ViralKindness groups provide space for neighbours to offer and request help with essential tasks, like shopping for food, picking up medicine,regular check-in calls and more.

Search for a local group at www.viralkindness.org.au


Volunteering - how you can help others in need

12:50 AEST, 1st May

Emergency Support Volunteering is a platform that connects volunteers with organisations that need assistance.

They are looking for volunteers to assist with:

  • welfare checks
  • urgent household maintenance
  • delivering supplies
  • pick-up and drop-off of medications/groceries
  • essential transportation.

  • Social security information for refugees and asylum seekers

    22:30 AEST, 30th April

    The Refugee Council of Australia provides information for refugees, asylum seekers and people on bridging visas. They can help you to understand:

  • whether you can access payments from the government
  • services for students
  • how to access free childcare.
  • how to access free childcare.

Visiting a doctor over the phone

22:00 AEST, 30th April

General Practitioner clinics in your local area are offering consultations over the phone or video.

To make an appointment:

  • contact your doctor over the phone or online
  • tell them you would like a phone or video consultation
  • wait for your doctor to call you at the agreed time.

You don't need any special technology. A telephone is all you need.


Priority shopping

21:00 AEST, 16th April

The major supermarkets are offering priority shopping to the elderly, vulnerable and those in isolation:

Each of these supermarkets are offering fixed-price boxes of products that can be delivered to your door.


Emergency relief packages for self isolation - NSW Government

21:00 AEST, 16th April

If you've been directed to self-isolate, and have no family or friends able to help you with shopping, emergency relief packages are now available. The packages contain 2 weeks of food and personal care items, such as: pasta long life milk canned vegetables toilet paper. The Office of Emergency Management together with Foodbank are coordinating the supply of the packages.


Renting and Coronavirus - your questions answered

10:00 AEST, 7th April 2020

This article covers common questions about renting and Coronavirus COVID-19. The Tenants' Union of NSW is adding new information as it becomes available.


It's not safe for me to be at home - what should I do?

10:00 AEST, 7th April 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be harder for you to find a time when it is safe to leave your home because of family and domestic violence. This factsheet provides information about things you should consider when making a plan to leave.

Legal Aid NSW have put together this factsheet to help.


The Crateful Group

10:00 AEST, 7th April 2020

For fresh food hampers in the Bexley area, join The Crateful Group on Facebook.


The Staples Bag

10:00 AEST, 7th April 2020

$10 bags of heavily discounted food.

9:30am - 4:30pm, Monday- Friday. 449 Canterbury Rd, Campsie

P: 9787 6832


Community FoodCare - Arncliffe, Tuesdays and Thursdays

27 March 2020

Bay City Care provide grocery hampers for a low cost, along with free fruit, vegetables and bread for families and individuals with a concession benefit card who are facing a crisis or financial hardship.

They operate every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30am - 1:00pm and 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Coronation Hall Community Centre - 23 Barden Street, Arncliffe.


OzHarvest Market

26 March 2020

OzHarvest is a rescued food supermarket, with a policy of 'take what you need, give if you can'.

They are open Tuesday - Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and will be handing out food hampers outside the Market.

They are located at 147 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW.


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