Animal quarantine site under consideration for Vic hotel quarantine facility

The site of a complex used to quarantine animals in Melbourne’s north is being considered as an alternative form of quarantine for returning travellers.

The Andrews government has been looking for a site which could host an alternative quarantine facility similar to Howard Springs in the Northern Territory for the past three months.

A shortlisted site currently houses the Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine Facility which quarantines animals upon their entry into the country.

If selected, cabin style accommodation would be set up on the site in an effort to stop COVID-19 seeping out of CBD hotels into the community.

The site is 30 kilometres north Melbourne’s airport and 40 kilometres north of the CBD.


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