Australia Wide Services: 

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

  • About: Provides support to women and their families who are suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression. You do not need to have a diagnosis of antenatal or postnatal depression to make contact with PANDA.
  • Location: Australia wide.
  • Contact information: 1300 726 306 or https://www.panda.org.au

Kids Help Line

  • About: Free phone counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
  • Location: Australia wide.
  • Contact information: 1800 551 800 or https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Beyond Blue

  • About: Provides online chat or phone support for those dealing with mental health issues.
  • Location: Australia wide.
  • Contact information: 1300 224 636 or https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Baw Baw Shire Council:

Men’s Referral Service

  • About: Helpline to support men and women experiencing family violence.
  • Location: Baw Baw (Warragul).
  • Contact information: 1300 766 491 or https://www.ntv.org.au

Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service

  • About: Provides support to women and their children who are currently experiencing domestic violence.
  • Location: Gippsland wide.
  • Contact information: 1800 015 188 or https://www.dvrcv.org.au/inner-gippsland

Cardinia Shire Council:

Better Place Australia

  • About: Affordable and professional psychological and counselling service for children, couples and individuals.
  • Location: Bunyip, Koo Wee Rup and Pakenham.
  • Contact information: 1800 639 523 or www.betterplaceaustralia.com.au

4 C’s

  • About: Provides financial assistance for overdue utility bills.
  • Location: Pakenham.
  • Contact information: (03) 5941 2268 or search the 4 C’s on Facebook.

St Vincent De Paul

  • About: Provides assistance with financial hardship through an in-home appointment service.
  • Location: Pakenham.
  • Contact information: (03) 5995 0211.

Connections UnitingCare 

  • About: Provides a range of assistance for young people.
  • Location: Pakenham.
  • Contact information: (03) 5945 3900.

Latrobe City Council:

Within Australia

  • About: A community managed mental heath service to work towards better health and wellbeing.
  • Location: Traralgon and Leongatha.
  • Contact information: 1300 737 412 or http://www.withinaustralia.org.au/

Headspace

Lifeline Gippsland

  • About: Provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support service.
  • Location: Morwell.
  • Contact information: 13 11 14 or https://www.llg.org.au/

Men’s Referral Service

  • About: Helpline to support men and women experiencing family violence.
  • Location: Latrobe Valley (Moe and Morwell).
  • Contact information: 1300 766 491 or https://www.ntv.org.au

South Gippsland Shire Council:

 Rural Financial Counselling Service

  • About: Provides free financial counselling services to eligible primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses.
  • Location: Covers the shires of South and West Gippsland, Wellington and East Gippsland.
  • Contact information: (03) 5662 2566 or ruralfinancialcounselling.org.au/

Bass Cost Shire Council:

Family Resource Centre (Bass Coast Health)

  • About: Provides alcohol and drug services, youth mental health counselling, sexual assault counselling, generalist counselling and emergency relief.
  • Location: Wonthaggi.
  • Contact information: (03) 5671 3278 or gha.net.au/bch

Food Relief:

  • Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief Warragul – (03) 5622 3891 or 6/11 Pearse Street Warragul 3820.
  • Salvation Army Warragul – (03) 5623 1090.
  • Longwarry & District Lions Club Emergency Food Relief – 0408 515 628 or Longwarry Public Hall 3816.
  • CatholicCare Warragul – (03) 5622 1188 or 19 Connor Street Warragul 3820.
  • Food Relief Neerim South – 0400 791 325 (by appointment only).
  • St Vincent De Paul Warragul – (03) 5623 6741.
  • St Vincent De Paul Drouin – (03) 5625 4715.
  • St Vincent De Paul Trafalgar – 0409 790 540.
  • Gippsland Farmers Relief – (03) 5174 0217.
  • Bless Collective Food Vans Pakenham – 0407 769 237 or Bourke Park Pakenham 3810 (opposite Pakenham train station).
  • Paddy’s Kitchen – (03) 5941 7315 or 136 Princes Highway Pakenham 3810.
  • PC3 Community Cook-Up – 0433 213 630 or 38 James Street Pakenham 3810.

Or visit the following link to view specific emergency relief services via your postcode: https://serviceproviders.dss.gov.au/?postcode=3825&ppp=100&programme=Families%20and%20Communities&region=all&service=Financial%20Crisis%20and%20Material%20Aid%20-%20Emergency%20Relief&state

Emergency Support Contact Information:

  • Ambulance, fire or police: 000.
  • State Emergency Services: 13 25 00.