Emergency relief and support information

Emergency numbers

  • Emergency:  000
  • Lifeline:  131 114 (Telephone counselling– 24-hour service)
  • Kids Helpline:  1800 551 800
  • Beyond Blue:  1800 224 636
  • Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre:  1800 015 188
  • Child Protection:  131 278 (24 hrs)
  • Rainbow Door:  Call 1800 729 367 or Text: 0480 017 246

Relief and support agencies in Maribyrnong (and surrounds)

Local services providing support with housing and homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, family violence and legal issues.  For a full list of local services, go to Ask Izzy at www.askizzy.org.au

  • Unison (housing service & homelessness access point): 112-122 Victoria Street, Seddon | 9689 2777
  • Cohealth (Homelessness & Assertive Outreach Team): 215 Nicholson Street, Footscray | 9448 5510
  • Odyssey House Footscray (Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment Service): 202 Nicholson Street, Footscray | Intake & Assessment 1800 700 514
  • Cohealth (Alcohol & Drug Support Service): 4-12 Buckley Street, Footscray | 9362 8100
  • West Justice (free community legal service): Footscray & Werribee: 9749 7720, Sunshine: 9091 8237
  • GenWest (family violence support service): 1800 436 937

Food relief services and programs

You may be eligible for emergency relief in the form of food, vouchers, meals or material aid, by contacting a local service. For more information about local emergency relief supports, including community meals and low-cost groceries, download a copy of the Emergency Relief Support in the City of Maribyrnong(PDF, 228KB).

Services Australia (Centrelink)

Services Australia provides Commonwealth Government social security payments and services to permanent residents of Australia and certain visa holders.

  • Emergency Helpline: 132 850
  • Carers: 132 717
  • Families: 136 150
  • Indigenous Australians: 1800 136 380
  • Job Seekers: 132 850
  • Students and Trainees: 1800 132 317
  • Languages (Multilingual): 131 202
  • Older people: 132 300
  • People with disability: 132 717