COVID-19 Updates

Tackling Coronavirus in Aboriginal Communities in NSW

The deadly coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 has raced across the globe in a few short months. To face this public health crisis NSWALC made a number of key resources  available for you to access below:

  1. Key Contacts
  2. NSWALC Toolkit for Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs)
  3. Latest News
  4. Network Messages
  5. A Cuppa and a Yarn - NSWALC Podcast
  6. NSWALC Media Kit

1. Key Contacts

Organisation Contact Details
Health Direct Helpline 1800 022 022
National Coronavirus Helpline 1800 020 080
Mental Health Line 1800 011 511
To find your nearest Aboriginal Medical Service go to: AHMRC Website/

For the latest information:

2. NSWALC Toolkit for Local Aboriginal Land Councils

Do you know the answers to the following questions:

  • What is COVID-19?
  • How could it affect Aboriginal people?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • What is social distancing?
  • Why is personal hygiene important?
  • How do I protect my staff?
  • How do I support LALC members and their families?
  • What can I do at home/at work/for children at school?
  • how can I care for our Elders?
  • What about travelling to other communities?

NSWALC has developed a toolkit to help LALCs answer all these questions and more.

You can access the toolkit by clicking here.

3. Latest News

5. A Cuppa and a Yarn - NSWALC Podcast

These are extraordinary times & like people all over the world, so many of our mob are doing it tough & facing difficult circumstances. We think it is important to help provide a voice for the Network.

To help, we've decided to change the way our podcast A Cuppa and A Yarn operates & conduct some daily chats to give everyone a sense of what is happening across NSW.

To listen, click on the link below and subscribe:

6. NSWALC Media Kit

NSWALC will be developing a number of resources that you can access below: