Diversity Matters Newsletter

Diversity Matters newsletter is released each fortnight which highlights the work of bicultural workers and community champions.  We hope that you enjoy reading it!

Diversity Matters Volume 1

Diversity Matters Volume 2

Diversity Matters Volume 3

Diversity Matters Volume 4

Diversity Matters Volume 5

Diversity Matters Volume 6

Diversity Matters Volume 7

Diversity Matters Volume 8

Diversity Matters Volume 9

Diversity Matters Volume 10

Diversity Matters Volume 11

Please contact Rebecca Abernethy rebeccaa@smrc.org.au or Silva Nazaretian silva@enliven.org.au if you would like to contribute to the newsletter.

Covid-19 Vaccines Special Bulletins and  Fact sheets

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations: Extension of the Free Interpreting Services


  • Guidance on the types of evidence that can be used to prove eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine

Evidence of eligibility – 4 September 2021

  •  Eligibility Guidance for state vaccine clinics (dated 4 September)

Eligibility guidance for state vaccine clinics – 4 September 2021

  • How to get Vaccination Certificate

For more information: Proof of vaccination Flyer

For more information and resources on how to get your COVID vaccine certificate, please see 6.10.21-COVID-Vaccination-certificate (2)


Here are some resources that will assist you in supporting your communities: There will be some new tiles released with simple messaging about COVID testing and Vaccination sites in multiple languages. All these will be or are located on the SEPHU website and can be locally customised with logos.


Other links:



Victorian Department of Health updates

Weekly newsletter and information regarding vaccine from the Department.


These podcasts have been provided courtesy of AMES Australia and include Arabic, Haka Chin, Hazaragi, Karen, Burmese, and Swahili discussions about COVID quarantine measures on arrival and COVID- safe living.

AMES Podcasts

Translated COVID resources

 DHHS Translated COVID Resources

Health Translations COVID Resources

Victorian Government COVID-19 Translated Animations Stakeholder Kit

Keeping up to date

You can visit NEMBC’s multilingual news in 22 languages – these are daily updates from the Premier’s Press Briefs

Numbers and restrictions

Regular updates on exposure sites 

Latest news and data about coronavirus

CHO alerts: health.vic.gov.au/newsletters


Follow the DHHS on Twitter: twitter.com/vicgovdhhs?lang=en

Commonwealth updates

Video – COVID-19 vaccines – Phase 1a – who will get the first vaccines

 Video – COVID-19 vaccines – where COVID-19 vaccines will be provided

Video – COVID-19 vaccines – How vaccines work

​Translated videos


COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeB3Bk4_HtQvI3heeFhKu0TY
(Staying safe • COVID-19 testing • COVID-19 vaccine • Quarantine and isolation • Mental Health and financial support)

Priority Rollout – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGuclRtBuDw&feature=youtu.be

Australia’s COVID19 Vaccines – https://youtu.be/9WdS8omDVvQ

Development Times Explainer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sq_QSxWmDs&feature=youtu.be

How Vaccines Work – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oPR6qp_jKM&feature=youtu.be

TGA Approval Process – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TJbHDabM1k&feature=youtu.be


COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeD3zqDF0IlFcjyBRSFfMz3g
(Staying safe • COVID-19 testing • COVID-19 vaccine • Quarantine and isolation • Mental Health and financial support)

Priority Rollout – COVID-19 vaccine priority roll out (Spanish)

Australia’s COVID19 Vaccines – Australia’s COVID 19 Vaccines (Spanish)

Development Times Explainer – Vaccine development times (Spanish)

How Vaccines Work – How the vaccines work (Spanish)

TGA Approval Process – TGA vaccine approval process (Spanish)


COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeA5IeEyGPU0N5q5IbAVIdtq
(Staying safe • COVID-19 testing • COVID-19 vaccine • Quarantine and isolation • Mental Health and financial support)

Development Times Explainer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2dqa0iEVPg

TGA Approval Process – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JPRf6-POQw&feature=youtu.be

Australia’s COVID19 Vaccines – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDk3kPgKRFg

How Vaccines Work – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apAKWKSce7U

Priority Rollout – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcqTpGFCgaw


COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeAuaciXEdm51SZ_rCy9hW__
(Staying safe • COVID-19 testing • COVID-19 vaccine • Quarantine and isolation • Mental Health and financial support)

Australia’s COVID19 Vaccines – https://youtu.be/I6WbIkbCF58

Development Times Explainer – https://youtu.be/uE4eMOKbBvY

How Vaccines Work – https://youtu.be/PuaMCokvfz4

Priority Rollout – https://youtu.be/lz5RlO-FnXQ

TGA Approval Process – https://youtu.be/j6abhQh9jPc

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeCxn4oZJRinGfYyuFHhelBb

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeCuJsDLUa4bxDpe2BvL3MKf

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeA1q6KDAsuhoZUZA49HR_Cb

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeAW_M2LWof0vQELxWfADCbf

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeDoDRMdeDlquPF64XjHaHk7

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeARCniFN7FhvsmUxv3Chf3x

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeCM5nJme2Hqj30Q_7GBN37P

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeA-lUUxsLMb89JnjJ0bSFGs

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeBNehIocKBZ72V4oB5qvbgT

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeD4SVJpxGs_wZbyT-z5IUFO

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeC-Bfq52p7Owf44uGlnmO6Z

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeDYrUBpoQkvaHhzHmPcgW_-

COVID-19 Video Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbha5HB_rfeBg6WwaCAkX2qzNyyGc7ZE4

Monash Health: Refugee Health and Wellbeing

South East Region Refugee and Asylum Seeker Service Directory – 11.1

COVID-19 Financial Supports Summary Version 5.0 – July 26 2021 (5)

More information about the vaccine

The role of bicultural workers is to show community where they can access information about the COVID vaccine. Their role is not to help community members to decide whether or not to have the vaccine. Further information will be available in the coming weeks (including the roll out of the vaccine and FAQs)

DHHS Coronavirus vaccine information


Want to receive email updates about the vaccine?

You can now subscribe for the updates directly by filling the form here: weekly project updates.

Kindly include the Email subject as Communications updates for the COVID-19 immunisation program for the Local Government when sending the request.

You can also unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link here: unsubscribe to the project update.

Mental Health

This booklet provides community members with information about the importance of good mental health and wellbeing at this time.  It also provides details of services in the south-east including mental health, relationships, alcohol and drug, etc.

Finding Food

Valuable information to community members on how to source healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future.

Family Violence Services

Seeking safety from family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic