Novel Coronavirus Pandemic 2020

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected people from many countries around the world. As this is a new virus, we are learning things about it all the time. 

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Standing Directives

(last updated 1 December 2021)

Australian and State Government

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All QLD Government COVID-19 informationAll Australian Government COVID-19 information.

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McKinlay Shire Specific

Building on the directives from Federal and State Government and Health agencies, the following is in place.

23 Oct 2020 - Julia Creek MPHS COVID-19 Testing Update:

COVID-19 swabs can now be taken from the comfort of your airconditioned car, by calling MPHS in advance. Full Details
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call Julia Creek MPHS (4746 4000) to get tested for COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

Local Business:

State and Federal directives are expected to be followed. See full details of businesses and exceptions.

School & Education:

Julia Creek State School is open for all students in Years Prep to 10. Social distancing and good hygiene is being practiced. For further information visit Education Queensland or Frequently Asked Questions.


State and Federal directives are expected to be followed. - (see the latest details)

The Queensland Government is implementing enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening. Full Details

REX are flying their normal 3 days a week for Julia Creek.

Council Contractors:

Council relies heavily on both local and specialised contractors in order to complete our work. (i.e critical flood repairs, water security projects and rewal to water and swerage network - essential services)

In order to balance safety and the support of our economy Council is working closely with ALL contractors to ensure our community is safe and that they are following the Law. Contractors are required to make plans and declare the health of all of their workers EVERY time they come in and out of the Shire. Whilst we are doing this for our contractors, other businesses or the State or Federal Government may differ. However EVERYONE is under the SAME rules now.


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Health Resources


Business & Employment Resources

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Julia Creek Hospital: (07) 4746 4000
  • Julia Creek Medical Centre: (07) 4746 7159
  • NWHHS Hotline: (07) 4744 4000
  • NWRH Telehelath: 1800 221 131
  • 13HEALTH (QLD Health): 13 43 25 84
  • Primary Care Central Patient COVID-19 Triage Hotline: 1800 020 080
  • 1300 MH CALL (Mental Health): 1300 64 22 55
  • Queenslander Support Hotline: 1800 173 349
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811
  • DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636


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Important Phone Numbers:

  • Small Business Financial Counselling (North QLD): (07) 4622 5500
  • Small Businesses Support Hotline: 1300 654 687
  • Coronavirus Business Support Service: (Aus Gov): 13 28 46

Queensland State Government:

Australian Federal Government:

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