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Mallee Border Health Centre

Di Thornton, Nurse Practitioner, is available by appointment on her usual day – Tuesday in

Underbool .

Appointments can be made by calling 08 8577 8065 or mobile 0448522703 or at


Underbool CFA Fire Truck Roster

In the current circumstances and to protect our volunteers we are only permitting one person to take the fire truck out for its weekly run.

Please remember to sign the attendance sheet at the station and to take your mobile phone with you.

If you are unable to take the truck out, please contact the Committee Member responsible for your month.

Nov 2020 – 4th Lieut Cam Gloster

15/11    Philip Aikman

22/11    Neil Jackson

29/11    Theo Magnisalis

Dec 2020 - Comm’s Officer Rob Gloster

6/12      Ian Beasley

13/12    Robert Gloster

20/12    Doug Gloster

27/12    Scott Brown


Jan 2021 - Captain Col Lockett

3/1/21  Buzz Wisneske

10/1      Ricky Lynch

17/1      Sam Crow

24/1      Matt Brown

31/1      Andrew Willsmore


Underbool Bowls Notes

With harvest well underway, there were still 14 players for an afternoon of bowls on Saturday 7th. November.
Noelene Crow and Robert Gloster were winners of the day. On Sunday 8th. November, Alan and Jen Stone and Robert and Colleen Gloster attended a bowling day at Nangiloc.
Good bowling all.


Underbool-Linga Memorial Hall - Working Bee

If any community members can spare a few minutes to pull some weeds or prune a few shrubs around the hall, your help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to use the 'green bin' and put it out for collection.

Thanks to those who have already done some weeding and spraying around the hall surrounds.

Helen Gloster  - Secretary - ULMH                  $2 Donation


Underbool Primary School



The school is running an online goods and services auction to fundraise money to replace the tired worn out tennis court surface. We are accepting goods and services donated to the auction from now until the 23rd of November. Join the Facebook group to post your items,  bidding will open for 1 week only starting on Monday 23rd and will close at 7pm on the 29th Nov. The highest bidder wins! 

Contact Kylie if you have any questions 0408 393 817. 


MRCC - Ouyen Library has reopened

We are super excited to welcome library users back to Ouyen Library. Ouyen Library is open Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm.

Here's what you need to know if you are planning a visit.

* Please wear a face mask (unless you have a valid exemption), make use of hand sanitizer provided, practice safe social distancing and follow staff directions.

* Register your visit via the QR code provided or with staff as you enter the library - This information will be used in the event we are required to do contact tracing.

* We are limited to how many people are allowed into library spaces. This means that you may be asked to wait for another person to leave before you can enter.


Mildura Rural City Council’s Madden Avenue and Ouyen Customer Service Centres have reopened for residents unable to access Council services from home.

Both Customer Service Centres are open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday subject to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, only for services that can’t be accessed over the phone, via the internet or where other arrangements have been put in place. Residents were encouraged to keep accessing Council’s services online or by phone where possible. Residents can still access the bulk of Council’s services via these methods, including paying rates and applying for permits.

To ensure the safety of the community and Council staff the following conditions have been put in place:

*only four people at any one time can be inside the Madden Avenue Customer Service Centre

*contactless payments are encouraged wherever possible

*use of hand sanitiser, physical distancing and face masks apply, in line with Victorian Government public health directions

*Ouyen residents intending to attend the Ouyen Customer Service Centre for VicRoads services are asked to make an appointment

*all customers will be asked to enter their personal details on an attendance sheet to help with contact tracing if required.

Despite the opening of two Customer Service Centres, the bulk of Council staff continue working from home where possible in keeping with the Victorian Government’s public health advice. Staff who are working from Council buildings are adhering to Council’s internal COVID-safe plan.


The Mildura and Ouyen Service Centres can be contacted during business hours

8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday by:

Phone: (03) 5018 8100
After Hours Emergencies: 1800 241 540

For details about changes to our services and facilities

go to



Staying healthy by eating well – a message from the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck

Senior Australians have been encouraged to maintain a healthy diet as the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way we live, work, study and socialise.

“Eating well is at the foundation of our individual health but this can be challenging for many people during such difficult times,” Minister Colbeck said.

The Australian Government maintains the Australian Dietary Guidelines, which provide evidence-based advice about the amount, and kinds of food we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

By following the dietary patterns recommended in the guidelines, we will get enough nutrients essential for good health. A healthy diet can also help to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity.

Minister Colbeck praised the efforts of meal delivery services like Meals on Wheels, which plays a crucial role in supporting the health and wellbeing of over 200,000 older Australians.


Where can I get more information or help?

Like other support services Meals on Wheels is about helping people stay active and independent while still living at home. Meals can be provided on a short or long-term basis, for example, you may be experiencing an illness or injury that makes meal preparation challenging. Alternatively, due to age or disability you may need an ongoing service to support your health and wellbeing. The service is available to many community members around Underbool and Murrayville aged over 65yrs or with a disability.

If you would like more information about how to access the service, please give me call on the phone number below. Accessing My Aged Care can seem daunting, but I’m here to help with that.

It is also a good idea to think about registering for My Aged Care before you actually need it, that way if the unexpected should happen and you need some support to stay at home you will be ready to go.

More information about the recommended dietary guidelines can be found here:

or talk to your health practitioner.



It’s been great to see the number of locally acquired COVID cases drop in numbers and see some restrictions easing. It is important to remember many restrictions are still in place and we need to stay vigilant in protecting our communities and ourselves by continuing to follow the restrictions and social distancing guidelines.

If you need to check up on the current restrictions remember to go to the Department of Health and Human Services directly. The website and phone are below if you would like more information:


Phone the Coronavirus hotline on: 1800 675 398

Mallee Track Health and Community Service

Lara Wakefield

Outreach Worker

P: 0402 045 984





Next typist - November 18th - Helen Gloster