Community Support Resources

This page provides a list of community support resources that are available within the Yarra Ranges. 
This list is by no means exhaustive.  

These services do NOT replace emergency services such as the police, fire brigade and paramedics. 
If you are in an emergency, please call 000.

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(Clicking on the categories below will take you to the relevant section on the page)

Food Relief and Material Aid

Name: Yarra Ranges Council, Aged and Disability Services
Services: Delivery of meals
Website: 
Email:
Phone: 1300 368 333
Location: Yarra Ranges
Opening Hours:

 

Name: Nourish Network
Services: Food boxes, support for families of school age children, wellbeing classes, social and emotional support
Website: https://www.facebook.com/RipplesNourishNetwork/  and  https://ripplekindness.org/nourish-network/ 
Email: lisa@ripplekindness.org
Phone: 
Location: Outer Eastern Suburbs
Opening Hours: –

 

Name: My Aged Care

Services: Meals on Wheels, Social support, in-home care and more

Website: https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Community/Seniors/Support-for-seniors 

Email: mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Phone: 1800 200 422 / 1300 368 333

Location: Upwey, Lilydale and Yarra Junction
Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday

Name: The Salvation Army
Services: Food boxes of non-perishable goods and material goods
Website:
Email:
Phone: 9727 4777
Location: 305 Manchester Rd Chirnside
Opening HoursMondays (10am – 12pm) and Wednesdays (1pm – 2pm). 

 

Name: CHAMPION
Services: Budgeting advice, referrals, emergency food relief
Website: www.templesociety.org.au/champion
Email: careworker@templesociety.org.au
Phone: 0433 335 815
Location: 51 Elizabeth St, Bayswater [brown building on the right of the driveway]
Opening Hours: Open Monday (10am – 12pm) and Wednesday (12.30 – 3.30)

 

Name: Foothills Community Care 

Services: Takeaway meals, community meal nights, fresh food parcels, hospitality training, domestic violence support group

Website: www.foothills.org.au

Email: contact@foothillscare.org.au

Phone: 8711 8677

Location: Yarra Ranges
Opening Hours:

 

Financial Assistance

Name: EACH
Services: Financial Counselling, physical and mental health services, and many more services
Website: www.each.com.au
Email:
Phone: 1300 003 224
Location: Ringwood, Ferntree Gully, Knox (and more)  
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

 

Name: DRERS (Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Services) 
Services: Consultation, material and food assistance and more
Website: www.drers.org.au
Email: enquire@drers.org.au
Phone: 9754 7777 / 0468 468 430
Location: 1616 –  1624 Burwood Highway, Belgrave Hub (Lower Level)
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 12.30pm)

Name: LINC Yarra Valley

Services: Material and food assistance, financial counselling, referrals, local transportation

Website: www.lincyarravalley.org.au

Email: linc.yarravalley@gmail.com

Phone: 0455 268 457 / transport- 0473 230 095

Location: Yarra Junction
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

 

Name:  National Debt Hotline 

Services: Financial counselling
Website: ndh.org.au
Email:
Phone: 1800 007 007 
Location:
Opening Hours: Mondays – Fridays (9.30 – 4.30pm)

Physical and Mental Health Services

Name: Inspiro 
Services: Online, phone and in-person health services
Website: www.inspiro.org.au 
Email: hello@inspiro.org.au
Phone: 9028 0153
Location: 1616/1624 Burwood Hwy, Belgraver AND 17 Clarke St, Lilydale
Opening Hours:

 

Name: Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health (Eastern Health)
Services: Face-to-face health services, home-visits, online and phone health services
Website: https://www.easternhealth.org.au/locations/healesville-hospital-and-yarra-valley-health#services
Email:
Phone: 1300 130 381
Location: 377 Maroondah Highway, Healesville
Opening Hours:

Name: EACH
Services: Online, phone and in-person physical and mental health services, and many more services
Website: www.each.com.au
Email:
Phone: 1300 003 224
Location: Ringwood, Ferntree Gully, Knox (and more)  
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Name: Head to Help
Services: All ages, Mental Health Services
Website: www.headtohelp.org.au
Email:
Phone: 1800 595 212
Location: Yarra Junction, Belgrave and over the phone
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (8.30 – 5pm)

Housing Assistance

Name: Anchor Inc.
Services: Homelessness support services
Website: www.holyfools.org.au
Email:
Phone: 1800 825 955 (24 hrs) or 9760 6400
Location: 1 Jarlo Drive, Lilydale- Building LA, Level 2
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

 

Name: EACH
Services: Homelessness support
Website: www.each.com.au
Email:
Phone: 1300 003 224
Location: Ringwood, Ferntree Gully, Knox (and more)  
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Name: HICCI
Services: Homelessness support, emergency relief, transport assistance, loans
Website: www.hicci.org.au
Email: hicci@hicci.org.au
Phone: 5911 6000
Location: Healesville
Opening Hours:

Transport Services

Name: HICCI
Services: Homelessness support, emergency relief, transport assistance, loans, family violence support
Website: www.hicci.org.au
Email: hicci@hicci.org.au
Phone: 5911 6000
Location: Healesville
Opening Hours:

 

Name: Bridges
Services: Transport to medical and social appointments, community shopping bus and social activities
Website: www.bridgescc.com.au
Email: info@bridgescc.com.au
Phone: 9753 4577 or 0476470030
Location: 6 Griffith St, Knoxfield
Opening Hours:

Name: LINC Yarra Valley

Services: Material and food assistance, financial counselling, referrals, local transportation

Website: www.lincyarravalley.org.au

Email: linc.yarravalley@gmail.com

Phone: 0455 268 457 / transport- 0473 230 095

Location: Yarra Junction
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

 

Name: Eastern Volunteers Community Transport
Services: Transport services
Website: https://easternvolunteers.org.au/transport-ev/ 

Email: info@easternvolunteers.org.au
Phone: 9870 7822
Location: 1a/36 New Street, Ringwood
Opening Hours:

Migrant support and Language Services

Name: Migrant Information Centre
Services: Emergency Relief for migrant families
Website: www.miceastmelb.com.au
Email: mic@miceastmelb.com.au
Phone: Boxhill- 9285 4888 and Ringwood- 9870 1351
Location: Boxhill and Ringwood
Opening Hours: Boxhill- Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (9am – 5pm) / Ringwood- Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays (9am – 5pm)

 

Name: Victorian Government- Health Translations

Services: Covid-19 information in over 70 languages
Website: www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au
Email:
Phone:
Location:
Opening Hours:

Legal Aid

Name: Eastern Community Legal Centre
Services: Free legal assistance, Family violence support, Elder abuse support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support
Website: www.eclc.org.au
Email: eclc@eclc.org.au
Phone: 1300 325 200
Location: Melbourne’s Outer East
Opening Hours:

Name: Victorian Legal Aid
Service: Free legal advice
Website: www.legalaid.vic.gov.au
Email:
Phone: 1300 792 387
Location: 23 Rindwood St, Ringwood
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Family Violence Support

Name: EDVOS
Services: Family violence support, Food relief and material aid
Website: www.edvos.org.au
Email: edvos@edvos.org.au
Phone: 9259 4200 / 1800 015 188 (after hours)
Location: Melbourne’s Outer East
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 8pm) and Saturday (9am – 5pm)

 

 

Name: HICCI
Services: Homelessness support, emergency relief, transport assistance, loans, family violence support
Website: www.hicci.org.au
Email: hicci@hicci.org.au
Phone: 5911 6000
Location: Healesville
Opening Hours:

 

Name: EACH
Services: Family violence support
Website: www.each.com.au
Email:
Phone: 1300 003 224
Location: Ringwood, Ferntree Gully, Knox (and more)  
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Name: Inspiro 
Services: Online, phone and in-person health services
Website: www.inspiro.org.au 
Email: hello@inspiro.org.au
Phone: 9028 0153
Location: 1616/1624 Burwood Hwy, Belgraver AND 17 Clarke St, Lilydale
Opening Hours: 

 
Name: Eastern Community Legal Centre
Services: Free legal assistance, Family violence support, Elder abuse support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support
Website: www.eclc.org.au
Email: eclc@eclc.org.au 
Phone: 1300 325 200
Location: Melbourne’s Outer East
Opening Hours:

 

Name: Anglicare Victoria
Services: Family Violence Support, Child Protection services
Website: www.anglicare.vic.org.au
Email:
Phone: 1800 809 722
Location: Lilydale and Bayswater
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Disability Services

Name: My Care Support Network
Services: Disability support, NDIS support planning and coordination
Website: www.mycsn.com.au
Email: hello@mycsn.com.au
Phone: 1300 177 577
Location: Suite 8, 96 Manchester Rd, Mooroolbark
Opening Hours:

Name: Oonah
Services: NDIS Support workers, social and emotional wellbeing support, food relief and food boxes, youth activities
Website: www.oonah.org.au
Email: admin@oonah.org.au
Phone: 5962 2940
Location: 1 Badger Creek Rd, Healesville
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Youth Services

Name: The MISFIT Project
Services: Online creative programs, one-on-one online support
Website: www.themisfitproject.org.au
Email:
Phone:
Location:
Opening Hours:

Name: Kids Helpline
Services: Free, 24/7 phone and online counselling for people aged 5 – 25
Website: www.kidshelpline.com.au
Email:
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Location:
Opening Hours: 24/7

Services for ages 50+

Name: Eastern Community Legal Centre
Services: Free legal assistance, Family violence support, Elder abuse support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support
Website: www.eclc.org.au
Email: eclc@eclc.org.au 
Phone: 1300 325 200
Location: Melbourne’s Outer East
Opening Hours:

Name: My Aged Care
Services: Information about different aged care services and how to access them
Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au
Email:
Phone: 1800 200 422
Location:
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (8am – 8pm) and Saturday (10am – 2pm)