Free helpline on health for multicultural communities

Local government is being encouraged to support and promote the Federal Government’s new Multicultural Health Connect helpline among multicultural communities. 

The helpline 1800 186 815 offers people from multicultural backgrounds free health advice in their own language, including:

  • expert health advice from a nurse 
  • finding doctors, hospitals, and community health centres 
  • finding nearby support services  
  • learning about COVID-19, including vaccination and protecting themselves and their family. 

The confidential service is also run by workers with multicultural backgrounds. 

The helpline is open Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm AEDT (excluding public holidays) but is not available in Tasmania or Queensland. 

A promotional flyer and social media tile are available to download on the Healthdirect marketing website (under Multicultural Health Connect resources).