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If you need assistance during the current COVID-19 crisis, please see below for resources available.

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Community takeaway breakfast

Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 10am

49 Lydiard Street South Ballarat

 

Emergency food relief – phone 5338 8651

Monday to Thursday from 10.30am – 12pm

14 Victoria Street Ballarat 

 

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Breezeway Meals Program

Everyday 10.30am – 1pm

105 Dana Street Ballarat Central

Free take away meals for those in crisis situations.

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Emergency food relief – phone 5337 0600

Monday to Friday 9.15am – 2pm

102 Eureka Street Ballarat

 

Café 102 Meal

Tuesday & Thursday 12pm

102 Eureka St Ballarat

Take away service outside the reception entry.

National Debt Counsellor Hotline

Free call 1800 007 007

 

St Vincent de Paul Society

Emergency food relief – 5334 2844

Victorian Government - Emergency Relief Packages

The program is to support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of family and friends to support them.

Each eligible household will receive a two-week supply of essential goods. Food packages will include items such as long-life milk, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables and sugar. Personal care packages will also be distributed to eligible households and include soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Additional items may also be provided depending on the needs of the household, such as nappies or baby formula.

The packages will be delivered door-to-door.

The emergency relief program for those in mandatory self-isolation only

To qualify for support, you must answer yes to one of these questions

Packages can be accessed by calling Victoria’s Coronavirus hot-line on 1800 675 398.

 

Financial Advice and Support

It is important to get professional and unbiased advice when seeking help with finances and debt.

There are local places which offer free financial counselling and support, and government websites such as MoneySmart or AFSA (Australian Financial Security Authority) which detail steps to support financial decisions at this time.

 

Additional resources

If you or anyone you know needs help: