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Information about COVID-19 is changing constantly.

The NSW Health website is our recommended source for accurate information about the virus, health advice and status updates. Their website has links to frequently asked questions, fact sheets and posters for display.

COVID-19 vaccination in NSW

Information Hotlines

  • Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
  • Healthdirect Hotline: 1800 022 222
  • Public Health Unit: 1300 066 055

 

Media - Video updates on COVID-19 - CLICK HERE.

 

Factsheets on COVID-19.  This information is for the public to assist them in managing with COVID-19:

FACTSHEET - Information for households with no COVID-19 person present
FACTSHEET - Information for households that has a COVID-19 person present
FACTSHEET - Information for people leaving isolation
FACTSHEET - COVID-19 Safe Tips

 

Vaccination Hubs

The Broken Hill COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is open.

Opening hours:

• 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday

• 10am to 1pm Saturday & closed on Sunday

Vaccinations are taking place at the Broken Hill Musicians Club (Crystal Street) in the Function Rooms and is administering both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Entry is via the main entrance to Musicians Club on Crystal Street and a QR code is mandatory when checking in for your vaccination. Parking is available in Crystal Street..

To book a vaccination appointment, access the Federal Government’s Eligibility Checker at this address: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

If you are eligible, continue and register for your vaccination. Once your registration has been received, a member of our Vaccination Booking team will be in contact with you to confirm an appointment time.

If you experience difficulties with the eligibility checker, please contact our Vaccination Booking team via email FWLHD-communityvaccination@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 1800 602 001.

Walk-ins now available: The Broken Hill Vaccination Clinic is taking walk-in appointments from 9am – 2.30pm DAILY for your convenience. Simply present to the Vaccination Clinic, complete your registration and receive your vaccine! The registration process will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

 

Those aged 12 and above are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. At NSW Health vaccination centres all people under 16 require parental consent and a parent or guardian to accompany them to the appointment.

Vaccine information is available at www.health.gov.au/COVID-19-vaccines 

Buronga Midway Vaccination Clinic (Wentworth, Dareton & Buronga)

Wentworth Showgrounds

  • Vaccination Clinic at Wentworth Showgrounds runs on Wednesdays, 9.30am to 4pm. 

Balranald MPS

Pop Up Testing Clinics

Pop-Up COVID Testing Clinic Times

The following testing clinics are running daily until further notice:

• Community Health Centre car park (via Crystal Lane), Broken Hill - 8am to 5pm, seven days.  DO NOT ENTER the Community Health Centre, Please go to the CHC car park drive through via Crystal Lane.

• Wentworth Health Service - Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. All aged groups welcome.

• Balranald MPS, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

• Wilcannia MPS, 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday.

• Gol Gol Football Oval - 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday

• Ivanhoe Sports Ground - 11am to 3pm daily.

• Menindee Health Service - Drive Through, entry via Perry St, 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday. Turn up or book a time by calling 8083 2700.

• Tibooburra Health Service - 10am to 2pm

• White Cliffs Ambulance Bay - 10am to 2pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & in emergencies only)

Please come forward for testing if you develop symptoms, to help protect and keep our community safe by stopping the spread of COVID-19.

If you are a visitor to the Far West, you can also contact the FWLHD Health Facility in the town you are at for information on availability of testing:

  • Broken Hill Health Service - 08 8080 1300
  • Balranald MPS - 03 5071 9800
  • Dareton Primary Care and Community Health - 03 5021 7200
  • Ivanhoe Health Service - 02 6990 2210
  • Menindee Health Service - 08 8083 2708
  • Tibooburra Health Service - 08 8083 2910
  • Wentworth Health Service - 03 5027 5710
  • Wilcannia Health Service - 08 8083 8701
  • White Cliffs Health Service - 08 8091 6605