To keep up to date with all the facts surrounding COVID-19, please visit:
For information relating specifically to Western Australia, please visit:
Protect yourself and those around you by following the national Guidelines.
The Denmark Community Resource Centre is your local Centrelink Host.
If you require assistance from our staff during these unprecedented times, please phone ahead before visiting the centre on: 9848 2842.
For in depth information relating to financial support available to you, please visit Australian Government Services Australia.
Fair Work Ombudsman
Find out about your Workplace Entitlements and Obligations if you’re affected by the outbreak of covid-19, including information about stand downs from work, working arrangements impacted by school closures, and pay and sick leave entitlements.
Providing information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Phone (free call): 1800 643 787
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on: 133 677
Financial Rent Relief Scheme
If you’re a tenant who’s lost their job in the coronavirus crunch, you may be wondering how to afford what’s likely the household’s biggest weekly expense – the rent.
To relieve some of the burden, the State Government has announced a $30 million residential rental relief scheme, which will see payments of up to $2000 granted to landlords on behalf of tenants in financial strife due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To read more: 2020-04-30 Financial relief for renters
Are you a local business struggling to manoeuvre through changes caused by COVID-19?
The DCC is working from home but is committed to supporting you through this difficult time.
Business listings on the Website are being updated regularly to reflect changes and additional information is being supplied frequently through their Facebook page.
Staff can also be contacted Monday – Friday by phone on: 9848 2065.
Please visit the Denmark SUPA IGA website for updates, specials and contact details.
Opening times remain as:
Monday to Wednesday 7.30am-7.00pm
Thursday 7.30am to 8.30pm
Friday to Sunday 7.30am-7.00pm
Special opening times for the elderly will be conveyed to the Denmark Shire Council, as well as being promoted on the website and Facebook page.
Free 15 minute legal advice via video/teleconference.
Denmark Legal is working from home but is offering a free 15-minute consultation by video or teleconference in relation to issues that affect your business arising from the pandemic and collapse in business conditions.
Click Free legal advice via video or teleconference – Denmark Legal to find out more.
Support local! Many shop fronts have closed their doors to keep the community healthy and safe BUT they are still working and operating. Check out the local directory Here that the DCC has kindly put together.
Live Love Local
Bringing to you Activities, Self Care Tips, Recreational News and Business Advice. A fantastic resource for all outdoor related activities.
In particular, there has been much debate and questioning around what restrictions currently exist for recreational fishing and boating, the GSCORE conveniently has all the news Here.
Health Direct Australia is a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice.
24 hour Health Advice phone line on:
1800 022 222
National Coronavirus Helpline on:
1800 020 080
Eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is important for our body and mind. Whilst we are currently confined to our homes, many of us are lacking in motivation to stick to our usual routines.. we have been thrown out of whack. The Live Lighter website has many resources to help you meal plan and get back into a daily routine of exercise activities that cater for all fitness ranges.
Move more April : Take the Challenge Today
Make Smoking History
- I’m ready to quite
- I’m thinking of quitting
- Why should i quit?
- How do i stay quit?
- Calculate your quit savings
If you are affected by smoking, visit the Make Smoking History website for professional assistance.
1800 811 747
3x Free phone or video emotional support counselling sessions to anyone in WA feeling overwhelmed by COVID-19 situation or their personal circumstances.
Make an appointment between 8.30am – 4.30pm, Mon to Fri.
Appointments for phone and video counselling are available between 7am and 7pm.
Choose from 5, 10 and 15 minute pre-recorded online guided meditations.
Live streamed guided meditations are also streamed every weekday at 7pm BST. These sessions can be preset with the ‘Remind Me’ button on the Website.
think Mental Health WA
“The Think Mental Health education campaign’s focus is on assisting the Western Australian community to connect with the best information, support and services for their particular situation, without duplicating the good work already being done.”
This government website includes a comprehensive list of resources covering mental health aspects during COVID-19, including: Coping with anxiety and worry, Financial worry, Maintaining connections, Talking to children, Making the most of social isolation and additional support.
Visit: Mental Health & COVID-19
ABC Reading Eggs
Learning to read is made easy and fun as your child makes their way through self-paced, one-on-one lessons that match their ability and feature fun characters, wonderful songs and interactive animations.
Kindergarten to the end of primary school.
Studyladder offers a sequential learning program that includes videos, interactive activities, worksheets and assessments for reporting to teachers and to parents. All part of a complete learning program.
Discover FREE online educational resources to help students reach their learning goals. Our resource library includes teacher-created games, practical hands-on activities, and engaging guided lessons to help kids learn while having fun. Parents, teachers, and educators of all kinds can use our Learning Library to serve a variety of students and continue to expand their skills.
Penguin Books Australia
Not only books!
Browse the Penguin Website for:
- Q&A’s with authors
- Book Clubs
- Activities… for young and old
- Create marbled Easter eggs with ingredients from your pantry
- Hairy Maclary activity pack
- Pirate inspired imaginative writing
- Colouring in activities
… and so much more!
Reintroduce yourself to your kitchen this isolation… “At the Milk Street Online Cooking School you won’t learn just recipes, you’ll learn new ways to approach food and cooking, giving you a reinvigorated enthusiasm for putting dinner on the table.”
And for the month of April, all online cooking classes are available for free.
Perth Zoo Might be closed to the public, but that doesn’t mean you cant still enjoy the animals. Visit the Website for:
- Interactive, fun and educational activities
- Walks and Talks from the keepers
- Animal Fact Sheets
- Animal Close Encounters
Connected Community Program – Denmark Shire
“Join our free online Connected Community program designed to keep you active, healthy and connected to the community during COVID-19 restrictions.
This is a free program offered in partnership with community and local business.
Join via Zoom ID 321-844-2936
You will need a PC or laptop with video and audio capabilities, or a mobile phone or tablet.
From your PC or laptop visit: Zoom.us, click on join meeting and enter the ID number.”
For more information, jump across to the Shire of Denmark’ Website page.
From your phone or tablet: download the Zoom Cloud app, click on join meeting and enter the meeting ID
Because Of You
– Act Belong Commit –
A dance project for children 3-6 years old. Delivered online to Denmark families by dance artist, Sandi Woo.
Beginning Monday, April 13.
“The Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program is an initiative of the State Library of Western Australia, delivered in partnership with WA public libraries, child health nurses and schools. Better Beginnings aims to give parents the capacity and confidence to share books, songs and rhymes with their children from birth.”
Watch story time Here.
Do you know someone in your family that is a bit of space nerd? If so, point them in the direction of the NASA YouTube Station. They can watch live streams, interviews with astronauts, expedition launches from the International Space Station and generally explore the universe from home whilst learning interesting and cool things space related
Do you miss the outdoors but are cooped up inside? check out Livecams from around the globe. Live and recorded camera feeds of many of your favourite animals including:
There are also Global Documentary Films, Short Films, Documentary’s and much more.
Centre For Stories
“The Centre for Stories cultivates stories that inspire thought, spark empathy and challenge intolerance. Our focus is on empowering people whose experiences and perspectives are often marginalised. This includes refugees, migrants, people of colour, sexual minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.”
Centre For Stories offers stories to listen to and read from the Perth community. Stories are not just created.. they are lived memories and experiences. Read and listen to interviews and conversations Here.
Are you quite happy being at home binge watching Netflix? Available through the Chrome Web Store, Netflix Party offers easy synchronisation of screens so that you can watch your movie or TV show with friends and family – movie dates in isolation!
Story Time From Space
Story time and science experiments in space as the world rotates. Brought to you by Global Space Education Foundation – a series of Childrens books read by astronauts on the ISS and Videoed for your enjoyment.
Containing a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources – just a click away!
A HUGE array of Resources that has been collated into an online directory. Please make note: most of these resources are outside Australia.
Streaming videos of some of your favourite actors and actresses reading children’s books.
Listen to and watch stories such as:
- ‘The House That Jane Built’ – by Kiernan Shipka
- ‘Me And My Cat’ – Elijah Wood
- ‘Harry The Dirty Dog’ – Betty White
- ‘The Hula-Hoopin Queen’ – Oprah Winfrey