Delivering for Corio

Investing in health & education

Apart from the massive investment in schools, hospitals and universities under the Morrison Government’s funding agreements including with the Victorian Government, we are also making a number of additional local investments in schools, health and specialist care facilities and mental health programs.


  • $50m for a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital facility, University Hospital Geelong
  • $10m for a new paediatric emergency department, University Hospital Geelong
  • $2m for upgrade at Bellarine Community Health Portarlington
  • $4m for new health services and headspace at Bellarine Community Health Ocean Grove
  • $14m Adult mental health hub in Corio
  • New MRI licence at Epworth Hospital providing around 6,000 bulk billing services a year


  • Funding boost for Headspace Geelong
  • New headspace service for Ocean Grove
  • Funding for suicide prevention group to support Geelong community including local schools  


  • Anam Cara Geelong hospice, to be constructed at Deakin Waurn Ponds
  • Foundation 61 women’s hospital
  • Kids Plus Foundation disability centre, Deakin Waurn Ponds

Record Medicare bulk billing rates through COVID-19

JMR WITH MINISTER FOR HEALTH GREG HUNT The Morrison Government’s steadfast commitment to Medicare has been underlined by a record GP bulk billing rate of 87.5 per cent for 2019–20. The bulk billing rate in the Electorate of Corangamite was 79.2 per cent, Corio 74.9 per cent, Ballarat 79.4 per

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Additional funding to reinforce Australia’s aged care sector

The Australian Government will provide an additional $563.3 million to extend support for the aged care sector’s response to COVID-19, announced in March, and subsequently as part of the Aged Care response plan. This takes our Government’s support to senior Australians in Aged Care to over $1.5 billion since the

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Media Releases

National science week more crucial than ever before

With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the importance of science and research to the community, Australia’s annual celebration of science will take on a new significance this year. Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said National Science Week, from 15-23 August, is a great chance to bring science to all local residents

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