The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed how we live and work and Kalwun's vision that “our people live long, healthy, prosperous and happy lives” is as important as ever.

This page provides information and links to further resources regarding the pandemic including vaccinations and testing.


Getting vaccinated can help ensure our mob, particularly our Elders, are safe and protected from COVID-19.


Kalwun is currently offering COVID-19 vaccination at all four of our health clinics including the Nerang Respiratory Clinic at specified times.

Find your nearest Kalwun clinic to arrange your COVID-19 vaccination with us or alternatively visit the PHN Gold Coast website to find out about more vaccination options on the Gold Coast.

Get the 'facts on the vax'

For more 'facts on the vax', visit the I Stepped Up website.


Kalwun facilitates a dedicated Respiratory Clinic at Nerang especially for our mob to provide COVID-19 testing on weekdays at specified times, bookings are essential.

We are testing people who:

  • have symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, diarrhoea or vomiting


  • are considered a close contact of a current confirmed COVID-19 case. 

Phone the Kalwun Nerang COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic on (07) 5647 3477 to make an appointment.



For health advice, including an over-the-phone nurse assessment of your symptoms call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). 

You will be asked if you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and if you would prefer to speak with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse.

Mob Link

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) has recently launched Mob Link, a service that supports Mob across SEQ by linking them up to health and social services including COVID care specific supports. Call Mob Link on 1800 254 354.

For more information on Mob Link and helpful resources, visit the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health website.

National Coronavirus Hotline 

Call 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Restrictions information

Restrictions on mask-wearing, venues and more are constantly changing. To find out the latest on restrictions, check out the Health Direct Restriction Checker

Just diagnosed with COVID-19?

If you have severe difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival if you have COVID-19.

For more information on what to expect and do if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, head to the Health Direct website for information and answers to frequently asked questions.


Hear from some of our Gold Coast community members on why they decided to get the COVID-19 vaccination.