BGCS operations from July 28, 2021

An update on the announcement from the Premier regarding the easing of restrictions from July 28.

Banksia Gardens Community Services will be open to the public from 28 July, although some programs will only resume operations from the week of Monday 2 August to allow us to re-open in line with official guidelines. 

Changes to Banksia operations from Wednesday 28 July:

  • As essential services, our Food Relief, Youth Justice and Project REAL programs will continue to run
  • The Gateway School will resume operations onsite

Changes to Banksia operations from Monday 2 August:

  • Other programs that moved online will start to operate again, but possibly with limited capacity because of the public health requirements.

Please keep up with basic public health measures:

  • If you are sick or showing any relevant covid symptoms, please go and get tested.
  • Use QR Code Check Ins at all locations (using the Services Victoria app, available for iPhone or Android)
  • Face masks worn indoors and outdoors
  • Hand sanitizer and handwashing
  • Physical distancing (no hugs or shaking hands)

New updates and exposure sites continue to be added, so please keep an eye on the Victorian Government COVID-19 website for updates.

Other supports:

If you know somebody seeking support with mental health, they can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636. More information is available at Embrace Multicultural Mental Health supports people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

If you have family or know about keeping safe, vaccines etc who need this info in other languages DHHS has a raft of info available in different languages. If you know somebody who needs the current restrictions info in a language other than English, translators are available through the Victorian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline 1800 675 398 (and press 0 for translations).

For further information on programs and services, call the office on 9309 8531 or email

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