Coronavirus resources for Remote Communities

Published on Wednesday, 8 April 2020 at 12:00:00 AM

Coronavirus Symptoms

Coronavirus Symptoms

Local Health Clinic contact details:

Derby Hospital

Phone: 9191 3333

Fitzroy Crossing Hospital

Phone: 9166 1777

Derby Aboriginal Health Service

Phone: 9158 4200


Helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus

Helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus

Travelling to other remote communities

The State Government has enforced strict access to remote communities across Western Australia with fines up to $50,000. Especially in the following regions:

Kimberley (comprising all four local government areas)
Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
Parts of the Shire of East Pibara that encompass the communities of Jigalong, Martu homeland communities and Kiwirrkurra.

The only exemptions are those who are:

  • Providing essential services or supplies, or
  • Has been quarantined from the general public for the previous 14 days

Why can I not travel between the remote communities?

This travel restriction is to stop the movement of people and Coronavirus between towns.

Information sources

You can call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Otherwise, there are a number of Coronavirus resources available for the indigenous and remote communities. Here are a few reliable sources:

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO)

Department of Communities

WA Department of Health

Free services available to assist you during COVID-19

Over 169 payphones across remote communities in Western Australia are available to use free of charge. This will help you stay connected to friends, family and health care services.

More information

See our Frequently Asked Questions.

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