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Underbool Press Committee

The Underbool Press will continue operating for this term and people are able to place notices in the press folder at the post office or email the listed typist. We will be emailing out copies and uploading it to the Underbool Website. No printed copies will be distributed. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Gloster or Sonia McVicar.



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

Underbool and Wednesday in Murrayville.


Telehealth (video) and telephone appointments are available for all your health care practitioners. You are now able to book these appointments online as well as ringing the clinic.

Please make the most of looking after yourselves and others in these extraordinary times!

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


Pathology – Please contact Glennis Barnes on

5092 1111 to discuss your needs should you have difficulties arranging a visit to a pathology collection outlet in Ouyen or Pinnaroo.


Underbool 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.  We greatly appreciate the following members who have agreed to do this for the next 2 weeks.

May 2020

17/5      Robert Gloster

24/5      Steven McVicar

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



Please think carefully before you visit any of our MTHCS facilities. In the interests of protecting our community and staff, we have changed some of the access arrangements.

Please don’t be surprised if you can’t get in the usual door, or we need to “buzz” you in. And if you’re not feeling well, call 1800 675 398 for advice (000 if it’s an emergency,).

The best place for info is the DHHS Coronavirus website at


Local residents are being urged to register their names at medical clinics to receive the flu vaccination this year.


Mildura Rural City Council

Our Mildura and Ouyen Service Centres will be closed until further notice. Council is continuing to operate and provide customer service over the phone and online. You can contact them 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 other services and facilities go to


Our Ouyen Service Centre remains closed to the public however we will be open by appointment for a limited number of VicRoads services. If you need to re-register a vehicle, transfer a privately owned registration or purchase a Work Diary please call us on 5018 8600 and we will book a private appointment for you.


All libraries are closed to the public until further notice. You can still contact them, and they will do their best to help you with your library needs.

• Phone (03) 5018 8350

• Email

• Visit


For details about other service changes visit


We understand this remains a challenging time for many people in our community. This is why we are continuing to offer a number of hardship and relief services to those in need.

Visit for advice on:

• Financial hardship
• Community relief
• Business support
• Changes to Council services

Or contact us on (03) 5018 8100.


Look out for each other!

Some people in our community may be feeling the loneliness and isolation more than others, especially those who live alone or are elderly. Try to keep in touch by making phone calls or having a quick chat as you come across people while walking (exercise).

Appointments to the board of Mallee Track Health and Community Service

The Minister for Health, the Hon Jenny Mikakos MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions at Mallee Track Health and Community Service.  

Safe and high quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Victorian Government. Applicants for board directorships must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for members of the Victorian public with relevant experience and qualifications to contribute to the strategic leadership of public health care delivery to the community.

Consumer experience and community knowledge are one of the targeted skill groups and specialist skills can be demonstrated in a variety of ways, for example through experience on voluntary community based boards, experience in small business and agri-business, or through professional roles. 

All applications will be considered and the board would welcome applicants with expertise in consumer experience and community knowledge and the competency areas listed below.

  • Audit & Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Management & Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • ICT Strategy & Governance.

Please refer to the Position Description for more details about the competencies needed on health service boards.  

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.

Applications close at 5.00 pm Monday 18 May 2020.

For further information including how to apply, please visit or contact Liz Cleary, Program Advisor, by email at


What are you doing?

If anyone, children or adults, would like to share some of the interesting things they have been doing in isolation please send 2 - 4 sentences to me and I will try to include it in the next Press. I am also able to include a photo if you would like to share one.

Could all emails come from adults so that I know children have the permission of their parents.

There will be no charge for this.

Helen Gloster.



Typist next week:            Helen Gloster