Monitor official warnings and advice
The coronavirus situation is serious and changing rapidly. The website is the best place to find up-to-date and accurate advice and includes information translated into a range of community languages.
Translated resources and health advice
If you have loved ones or community members who don't speak English as a first language, you can find in-language factual information about hygiene advice, factsheets and printable posters on the website at
There are dedicated web pages for each of the following community languages:
Public health multilingual campaign resources
Making sure every Victorian understands what they can do to reduce their risk of coronavirus, is key to slowing its spread.
The Victorian Government have launched a communications campaign across multicultural and in-language radio, print and social media. They have also made the materials from this campaign available for community groups to share with their networks.
Download the resources below and share via email, social media or through messaging apps you use, like WhatsApp, WeChat or Messenger.
In-language audio messages
Radio 30” public service announcement messages are available in 24 languages.
Script: ACT NOW ‘STAY HOME’
"An important message from the Victorian Government about coronavirus. To manage coronavirus, and save lives, immediate action is required. This means if you can stay home, you must stay home. Yes, it’s a major disruption to your lives, but this disruption today, will save the lives of many Victorians tomorrow."
Print advertising assets
For community members who prefer an offline communications format, print advertising assets are available to download, translated into the following languages:
• Chinese (Traditional)
Social media assets
A series of social media tiles has been developed with key messages translated to the following languages:
• Chinese (Simplified)
Access to a translator for the coronavirus hotline
If you have a coronavirus disease question and need a translator:
- Call (TIS National)
- Then request the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus hotline on
Reviewed 31 March 2020