COVID-19 Support Resources

What do you need?

CENTRELINK ASSISTANCE

Centrelink delivers support services for job seeking and social security payments.

Phone: 13 28 50

If you’re affected by coronavirus, you can register your intention to claim a Centrelink payment.

Factsheet and eligibility requirements for additional financial support for families.

Factsheet and eligibility requirements for individual income support.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

The following are links to official information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and includes information in multiple languages.

CONTACT

1800 020 080

1800 675 398

Up to date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resources and information translated into multiple languages.

SBS online COVID-19 information hub in 63 languages

Information about the Australian Government support services.

COUNSELLING

Counselling can help you to sort through difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe environment, find strategies to cope with tricky situations and make positive changes in your life.

CONTACT

1800 551 800

1300 364 277

Contact your local GP for a referral to local counselling services.

Any reason, any time counselling for kids aged 5-25.

Counselling for individuals, couples and families.

List of low-cost psychology services.

FOOD OR ESSENTIAL ITEMS

Emergency relief services that can assist with food and care packages

CONTACT

1800 733 276

1300 371 288

13 18 12

1800 809 722

Emergency relief packages available.

Visit the nearest corps for a care package.

Food can be given by appointment only.

Food can be given by appointment only.

Food can be given by appointment only.

FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT

The following can provide support for those experiencing Family Violence.

CONTACT

000

1800 015 188

1800 737 732

1800 819 817

Immediate emergency support.

24/7 hotline for response, support and emergency accommodation.

Family violence counselling for victims.

Victorian Website for those affected by crime.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

CONTACT

9794 3507

1800 007 007

1800 007 007

Financial coaching and interest free loans.

Free and confidential financial information.

A loan up to $1500 for 12 -18 months.

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

The following are agencies that assist with housing support.

CONTACT

1800 825 955

13 72 58

1800 864 846

1800 015 188

For housing and crisis accommodation.

Support with housing and accommodation.

To access and obtain long term housing.

Help with housing for those experiencing family violence.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

The following resources provide support to those experiencing mental health concerns.

CONTACT

13 11 14

1300 224 636

1800 650 890

For anyone experiencing a crisis or thinking of suicide.

Information and support for anyone experiencing mental health concerns.

For young people who need help with mental and physical health.