Multilingual Older Person COVID-19 Support Line

1 May 2021 12:00 am Australia/Hobart

    PICAC Alliance and the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing are pleased to launch the Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line.

    The free support line is funded by the Australian Department of Health and is an Australia-wide initiative that provides in-language information and support associated with COVID-19, and referrals to appropriate services and programs for older Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds.

    People aged 65 and over, their families and carers who would like information and support are encouraged to contact the Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line between Monday and Friday between 2pm and 5pm AEST (except public holidays).

    Further information about the support line including multilingual flyers can be found on the PICAC Alliance website. The support line is now live and is currently available until 31 July 2021, in the following languages:

    1800 549 844 – Italian
    1800 549 845 – Greek
    1800 549 846 – Vietnamese
    1800 549 847 – Mandarin
    1800 549 848 – Cantonese
    1800 549 849 – Arabic