Dandenong Civic Centre

Material Aid

Council is working with local agencies and providers to source and deliver food and material relief to vulnerable members of the Greater Dandenong community.

Council is doing our best to support community members that are most in need and encourages everyone to continue to support one another.

The Victorian Government is providing emergency relief packages for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.

Relief Packages

How can people in need get a relief package?

If you are in urgent need and don't have a support network who can help you, call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 - and select Option four (4). If you need to speak to someone in another language, press zero (0) when connected.

The operating hours are 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday (excluding Victorian Public Holidays).

People can also call on behalf of someone they know who is quarantining or isolating and in urgent need of food supplies.

How long will the relief package last?

Each emergency food relief package is designed to provide basic food essentials and personal care items for a family of four for two weeks.

How much will it cost for a relief package?

The relief packages are free.

Local support organisations

Council has put together a list of agencies that may be able to provide emergency food relief. Please note that hours of service may change without notice. Please contact the agency to confirm services available.

View list of agencies providing emergency food relief - 93KB

Are you interested in Council's material aid efforts?

Any agencies interested in contributing to Council’s material aid efforts, or residents needing further help with getting support, please email materialaidenquiries@cgd.vic.gov.au.

Have Your Say at the Anti-Poverty Consultation Forums

Council is currently in the process of developing an Anti-Poverty Strategy to assist people in its local community to recover from the effects of COVID and participate fully in Community life. 

Anti-Poverty Consultation Forums are being held online for the community to attend.

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