POSTCODE DATA UPDATE OR FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
The Ballarat suburbs of Delacombe, Sebastopol and Wendouree have been cleared of any active cases of COVID-19.
According to health department data, there are no longer any active coronavirus cases in the following postcodes:
- 3355 (Lake Gardens, Mitchell Park, Wendouree, Wendouree Village)
- 3356 (Delacombe/Sebastopol)
- 3357 (Buninyong)
- 3358 (Winter Valley)
The postcodes are recorded by where an infected person lives, not where they were tested or where they contracted coronavirus.
In Ballarat there are 18 active cases as of Friday morning and 17 of them fall within the 3350 postcode.
Unfortunately, this figures covers the the vast majority of the city and further details are not currently available.
LOOK AT THE MAP BELOW OF ACTIVE CASES
That does leave one active case remaining, which is likely to be in the 3352 postcode, which has two cases.
However, the 3352 postcode is particularly troublesome, given its massive coverage area.
This enormous postcode geographically the stretches far to the east, south and west of Ballarat.
Case data cannot be refined to exact towns because of privacy reasons, postcode data has been released by the health department in a move to be more transparent.
For a list of postcodes, scroll down.
Remember to maintain good hand hygiene, wear a mask when in public, and keep a 1.5 metre distance from others at all times.
Right now in regional Victoria, there are only four reasons to leave the house under stage three restrictions: care and caregiving, local exercise, buying necessary items, and work or study if you're unable to do so at home.
For more information on COVID-19, visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus or phone the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice if you are displaying symptoms.
POSTCODES BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
CITY OF BALLARAT
3350: Alfredton, Bakery Hill, Ballarat Central, Ballarat East, Ballarat North, Black Hill, Brown Hill, Canadian, Eureka, Golden Point, Invermay Park, Lake Wendouree, Lucas, Mount Clear, Mount Helen, Mount Pleasant, Nerrina, Newington, Redan, Soldiers Hill.
3351: Bo Peep Smythes Creek.
3352: Addington, Blowhard, Bonshaw, Bunkers Hill, Burrumbeet, Cardigan, Cardigan Village, Durham Lead, Ercildoune, Glen Park, Gong Gong, Invermay, Learmonth, Magpie, Miners Rest, Mount Bolton, Mount Rowan, Scotchmans Lead, Scotsburn, Sulky, Warrenheip, Wattle Flat, Waubra, Weatherboard, Windermere.
3355: Lake Gardens, Mitchell Park, Wendouree.
3356: Delacombe, Sebastopol.
3358: Winter Valley
3363: Creswick, Glendaruel, Tourello.
3364: Ascot, Bald Hills, Coghills Creek, Glendonald
3213: Anakie, Batesford.
3218: Murgheboluc, Stonehaven.
3321: Hesse, Inverleigh, Wingeel.
3329: Barunah Park, Shelford.
3331: Bannockburn, Gheringhap, Maude, Russells Bridge, She Oaks, Stiglitz, Sutherlands Creek.
3333: Barnganie, Meredith.
3351: Berringa, Cape Clear, Haddon, Illabarook, Newtown, Nintingbool, Piggoreet, Pitfield, Rokewood Junction, Ross Creek, Scarsdale, Smythes Creek, Smythesdale, Springdallah, Staffordshire Reef, Wallinduc.
3352: Corindhap, Dereel, Durham Lead, Enfield, Garibaldi, Grenville, Mount Mercer, Napoleons, Werneth, Cambrian Hill.
3360: Happy Valley, Linton, Mannibadar, Pittong, Willowvale.
3334: Bungal, Cargerie, Elaine, Meredith, Morrisons, Mount Doran.
3340: Balliang, Balliang East, Bacchus Marsh, Coimadai, Darley, Glenmore, Hopetoun Park, Long Forest, Maddingley, Merrimu, Parwan, Rowsley.
3341: Dales Creek, Greendale, Korobeit, Myrniong, Pentland Hills.
3342: Ballan, Beremboke, Blakeville, Bunding, Colbrook, Fiskville, Ingliston, Mount Wallace.
3352: Bolwarrah, Bularook, Bungaree, Clarendon, Claretown, Clarkes Hill, Dunnstown, Durham Lead, Glen Park, Grenville, Lal Lal, Leigh Creek, Milbrook, Mollongghip, Mount Egerton, Navigators, Pootilla, Scotsburn, Springbank, Wallace. Warrenheip, Wattle Flat, Yendon.
3458: Barrys Reef, Blackwood, Lerderderg, Trentham.
3461: Bullarto South, Korweinguboora, Spargo Creek.
Note: Suburbs and towns for postcodes overlapping other LGAs, for example City of Greater Geelong or Pyrenees Shire, have not been listed.
WHERE TO TAKE A COVID-19 TEST IN BALLARAT
Everyone who feels even the slightest cold or flu-like symptom must assume they have the virus until a test result proves otherwise. Anybody with symptoms or awaiting a result should self-isolate at home.
- If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, make an appointment either online or by phone (4311 1571) to take a test at Lucas Community Hub. Tests are by appointment only.
- There is now a testing site at the Ballarat Senior Citizens Centre in the CBD. People are encouraged to book a test by calling 1800 054 172.
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Support is available. You are never alone.
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au
- Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467
- Mensline: 1300 789 978 or mensline.org.au
- Survivors of Suicide: 0449 913 535
- Relationships Australia: 1800 050 321
- headspace Ballarat (for 12-25s and parent support): 5304 4777
- Soldier On: 1300 620 380
- Ballarat Community Health: 5338 4500
- QLife: 1800 184 527 (Support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people)
- Family violence: 1800 RESPECTVeterans support: If you or someone you know needs support call Open Arms on 1800 011 046 - 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit www.openarms.gov.au
- For Aboriginal crisis support: Yarning SafeNStrong, 1800 959 563 (noon to 10pm)
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