Update for Communities

Dear Community Representative,

Thank you for your ongoing support to your community members, particularly during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope the following information is useful.

COVID-19: Staying safe when gathering with family and friends

The Department of Health has produced translated audio recordings about staying safe during social gatherings.  The recordings are available in Dari, Greek, Italian, English, Korean, Lao, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.

The recordings and transcripts are available at this website.

Tax time resources

 SCAMwatch and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are urging consumers and small businesses to be aware of scam calls or emails around tax time. A fact sheet titled ‘Beware of tax time scams’, is available from the ATO publications website in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese.

Tax time guides and a checklist in up to 19 languages is available at ato.gov.au/TaxTimeResources.

JobKeeper extension

New in-language resources, including videos, are available in 16 languages:


The new videos cover the JobKeeper payment, the JobKeeper extension and JobKeeper for sole traders.

Australia Day Grant Program Briefing – 2 November

The National Australia Day Council will host a briefing session for not-for-profit and local government organisations who are interested in applying for an Australia Day grant. The session will be held on 2 November at 2.00-2.45pm via Microsoft Teams, and you are welcome to join via the following link:

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)
+61 2 7208 4605,,143138767# Australia, Sydney
Phone Conference ID: 143 138 767#

 Contact us

Your feedback is vital to the Department and informs policy, decision making and government messaging. We welcome engagement and encourage you to contact us by email with questions or feedback about community concerns, government messaging, community misconceptions or racism and discrimination.

Feel free to share this email with others, but in the interests of ensuring the information remains accurate, please do not make any alterations to the content.

Take care,

Community Engagement Team Victoria / Tasmania
Department of Home Affairs
Email: vic.community.engagement@homeaffairs.gov.au and tas.community.engagement@homeaffairs.gov.au

ABN: 42 335 124 078


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