During the COVID-19 pandemic there are still local support services available for people in the Hills.

Accommodation or Family Violence Support

Contact WAYSS on 9791 6111 or click here for their website

Emergency Food Aid

The Food Store @ St Luke’s in Cockatoo – 1 McBride Street, Cockatoo

Open every Monday from 10am to 2pm, providing free groceries for people in need and everyone is welcome.  Please call or text 0422 737 818 if you are unable attend we will organise to get the food to you.

Interest Free Loans

For people on low incomes are still available from No Interest Loans (NILs). 

Call 0427 895 596 or click here for more information.

Mental Health Support

National Mental Health Helpline 1300 643 287

Free and confidential support from 9am to 11pm every day for individuals, families, friends and carers.

For other service information, please check your local council website: 

Cardinia Shire Council – click here

Yarra Ranges Council – click here