Personal and family support
Back to School Support New
Back to School support aims to help families with the cost of uniforms, shoes and other items for families in Central and East Gippsland government schools.
Contact your child’s school.
Camps, Sports and Excursion fund New
The Camps, Sports and Excursion fund extends payment to include all students from drought affected areas (that do not hold a means-tested concession card) from Term 1 2019 to ensure students in drought affected areas participate in the learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom.
Available to all students in Central and East Gippsland.
Contact your child’s school.
Kindergarten Support New
The Drought Kindergarten Fee Subsidy provides support for all children in the year before school attending kindergarten in drought affected areas, and all children who live in drought affected areas that attend kindergartens in other areas.
Kindergartens can also apply for a one-off grant to support their continued operation.
Available in Central and East Gippsland.
Mental Health Support New
The new Mental Health Support package includes:
Available state wide.
Call the Agriculture Victoria Line on 136 186.
If you need immediate assistance with your mental health and wellbeing, contact Lifeline on 13 11 44
If you need emergency assistance, contact 000.
National Centre for Farmer Health New
The NCFH provides ongoing leadership to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farm men and women, farm workers, their families and communities across Victoria.
Available in Central and East Gippsland and Northern and North West Victoria, additional programs have been funded and include:
Call (03) 5551 8533 or visit the National Centre for Farmer Health website.
Look Over the Farm Gate Program
Look Over the Farm Gate will deliver health and wellbeing support for farmers and communities through community awareness and social and emotional wellbeing workshops and events in Central and East Gippsland and Northern and North West Victoria.
Call 1300 882 833 or visit Look over the farmgate.
24/7 service for men with relationship and family concerns.
Call 1300 78 99 78 or visit the MensLine Australia website.
Kids Help Line
24/7 telephone and online counselling service for people aged 5–25.
Call 1800 55 1800 or visit Kids Help Line.
Family Relationship Service
Providing families with access to information about family relationship issues.
Call 1800 050 321 or visit Family Relationships Online.
Victorian Better Health Channel
Health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date and easy to understand.
Visit Better Health.
24/7 telephone information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.
Call 1300 224 636 or visit BeyondBlue.
Chat online service available between 3pm – 12am, seven days a week.
24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Call 131 114 or visit lifeline.org.au.