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Underbool Press

The Press will resume using a roster system to type and print each week once the latest circuit breaker lockdown has finished.

Thank you to those who have volunteered to be on the roster and type. More volunteers are always welcome.

Printed copies of the Press are available from the Underbool Post Office and Pink Lakes Pantry when Covid restrictions allow.


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.

The truck can be taken out any day during your rostered week.

Please remember to check the fuel level and organise to fill it if required. We cannot turn out to fires if there is no fuel in the truck.

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

Feb 2021 - 1st Lieut Ron Jackson

21/2      Malcolm Crothers

28/2      Geoff Lockett

March 2021 - 2nd Lieut Kevin Brown

7/3        Kieran Hayter

14/3      Jack Winslow

21/3      Tim Gloster

28/3      Stephen Lynch


Underbool Swimming Pool

FITNESS FEB began on MONDAY 1st FEB 2021.

Pool will be open 6-9am Mondays and Fridays during February.

Olympic lap swimmers, doggie paddlers and everything in between WELCOME.



AGM and GM (New Date)

DATE: Tuesday 2nd March 2021

TIME: 7 pm

HELD: Underbool Club House

This is to decide the viability of Golf in Underbool for the future. Any questions give Bev a call after 4 pm on 0401155637


Underbool Progress Group

The Underbool Progress Group Inc. will be holding their 2019-2020 Annual General Meeting, followed by a General Meeting on :

Monday 1st March

At 7pm

At the Underbool Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Thank you all and hope to see you there.

Bev Cummings (Sec).


A.J.Gloster & Sons – Interruption to electricity supply.

Please note that due to the replacement of a power pole there will be no fuel available on

Wednesday 24th February from 9am to 3pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience, but it is out of our control.



From 11:59pm on 12 February new circuit breaker actions was put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 across Victoria.

New changes have been introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people leaving their homes and moving around Victoria.

This means that you cannot leave your home unless you are doing it for one of the following four reasons: shopping for necessary goods and services; care and caregiving; exercise; and permitted work.

You must stay within 5km of your home. This limit does not apply to work or when giving or receiving care.

You can leave your home in an emergency or if there is family violence.

Face masks will need to be worn indoors and outdoors whenever you leave your home.

These actions will protect our loved ones, friends, colleagues, health care workers and the community.

If you need to leave home, you must wear a face mask, unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so. Always wash your hands before you leave, and when you return home. Keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others.

Never, ever go out if you are unwell unless it is to get tested. After you get tested, you must go straight home. Remember that the most important thing you can do is get tested, even if you have the mildest of symptoms.

As always please see this website for all information regarding the circuit breaker action and any Coronavirus related restrictions



Continuing with the Heart Health theme for the month of February, if you would like to find out more about some healthy meals that support a healthy heart check out the Healthy Dinner Plan. There is an example of this program on display at the Underbool Centre if you would like to have a look.

Are you at risk of heart disease?

There is no single cause for any one heart condition, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing one.

Some risk factors for heart disease are beyond your control, such as: age, gender, ethnicity, and family history 

High blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes can increase your chance of developing heart disease but are risks you can reduce by making positive changes to your lifestyle, you can also better understand your risk by seeing your GP for a Heart Health Check. 

The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop heart disease. More than two-thirds of Australian adults have three or more risk factors for heart disease. Yet many people don’t know they’re at risk.

Most heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with healthy choices. This can include eating a heart-healthy diet, being active and smoke-free.

It’s never too early or late to manage your risk of heart disease and improve your heart health.



Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be alert and protect yourself from being scammed by following these tips.

Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels across Australia. There's no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam, all of us may be vulnerable to a scam at some time.

Scams succeed because they look like the real thing and catch you off guard when you’re not expecting it. Scammers are getting smarter and taking advantage of new technology, new products or services and major events to create believable stories that will convince you to give them your money or personal details.

Be alert to the fact that scams exist. When dealing with uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it's over the phone, by mail, email, in person or on a social networking site, always consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Know who you're dealing with. If you've only ever met someone online or are unsure of the legitimacy of a business, take some time to do a bit more research.

Do not open suspicious texts, pop-up windows or click on links or attachments in emails – delete them.

Don't respond to phone calls about your computer asking for remote access – hang up – even if they mention a well-known company such as Telstra.

Beware of any requests for your details or money. Never send money or give credit card details, online account details or copies of personal documents to anyone you don’t know or trust.

If you would like further information head to

Lara Wakefield

Outreach Worker

Mallee Track Health and Community Service

28 Britt St Ouyen

Ph 0402045984


Next typist - February 24th: Sonia McVicar -