Banyule Community Health: Important information to support families experiencing food insecurity during Stage 4 lockdown.
General information of lists of paid home delivery options from local supermarkets can be found on https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19#what-other-support-for-accessing-food-is-available
Extreme hardship support
Red Cross, Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Department of Health and Human Services have implemented the Extreme Hardship Support Program to provide emergency financial assistance to people who are unable to access income support.
We have attached three helpful communications documents on this program for you:
Factsheet for community service providers
To be eligible for this program a person must:
live in Victoria, and
be unable to access Commonwealth income support (such as JobKeeper or JobSeeker) or the Victorian International Student Emergency Relief Fund, and
have zero or very limited income, savings or community support
be a temporary or provisional visa holder, or an undocumented migrant.
To apply for emergency financial assistance go to Applicants will need their passport and bank statements showing transactions for the last three months. From Wednesday it will also possible to call a dedicated phone line on 1800 855 240. Speak to someone at Red Cross if you do not have the right visa or bank documents.
The website has information in simplified Chinese, Farsi, Malay, Nepalese, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.
FAQs and a fact sheet for community organisations are now available on the DHHS coronavirus website and are attached to this email.
This emergency financial assistance complements other Victorian Government hardship supports available to all people living in Victoria, including the $1500 worker support payment, the $300 test isolation payment, the and the rent relief grant.