Social, health and community services supporting Cardinia Shire

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  • ABC Radio Melbourne
  • In an emergency tune your radio to 774 AM for local updates as they come to hand about emergencies and weather events.

  • ADRA Community Bus
  • Thursday from 6-8pm, the ADRA Bus supports with food parcels, groceries, case management, court/fines (WDP) and clothing.

  • AfriAus iLEAC
  • Culturally appropriate food packages, bags with essential personal care items, food vouchers and referrals to other food and essential services. Thursday 1.30pm-5.30pm at Living Learning Pakenham, Friday and Saturday 1.30pm-5.30pm at Comely Banks Reserve.

  • Alfred Health Carer Services
  • Carer support to aged, disability, dementia, mental illness and young carers. Emergency respite/ referrals to Carer Support Workers.

  • Amaze
  • Autism and Special Needs Support Group.

  • Anglicare
  • Parenting a child on the autism spectrum.

  • Anglicare Parent Zone
  • A range of parenting groups.

  • API (Accessible Psychological Interventions)
  • Flexible psychological services for people with mild-moderate mental illness.

  • Arthritis Association
  • Arthritis Australia is Australia’s leading national arthritis charity, providing information and resources to help people live well with arthritis.

  • Assistance to complete your tax return Friday and Saturday mornings
  • Association For Children With A Disability (ACD)
  • For over 40 years ACD has been supporting children with disability and their families across Victoria. Our vision is for children with disability and their families to have the same rights and opportunities as other children and families. We are a not-for-profit organisation led by and for families of children with disability.

  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is an asylum seeker support organisation in Australia. The ASRC, based in Footscray and Dandenong provides aid, justice and empowerment programs to over 1000 asylum seekers living in the community seeking refugee protection

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • A service providing mums with breastfeeding information and various support services


  • Be Ur Self - LGBTIQ+ Youth Program
  • LGBTIQ+ Program that is a safe and inclusive place for young people aged 12 - 24 years

  • Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre
  • Local Community Centre. Specific senior sessions include strength training for over 50s, table tennis over 50s, Midway over 60s, Men's group over 50s, seniors computer classes. Non-senior offerings - children's room (playgroup and occasional care) art and craft and exercise, computers and children's dance classes.

  • Berry Street Victoria
  • Berry Street Foster Care Welcomes carers from a diverse range of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

  • Berwick Pakenham Historical Society
  • Meeting and speakers. The Historical Society meets at the Museum on the first Friday of the month at 8 pm, except in winter (June, July & August) when the meetings are on the first Sunday at 1 pm. We respond to queries from public Have produced several local histories Museum is opening on Sundays 2 to 4.30 pm (except in January) or by appointment at other times.

  • Bestchance Child and Family Care
  • In home parent support including information and referrals for families with young children.

  • Better Health Channel
  • Better Health Channel is fully funded by the Victorian Government and provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up-to-date, easy to understand and locally relevant.

  • Better Place Australia
  • Professional counselling, financial support, and elder abuse advocacy

  • Better Place Australia
  • Affordable professional psychological service and counselling support for individuals, couples and children. Available in Bunyip, Koo Wee Rup and Pakenham.

  • Better Place Australia
  • Betterplace Australia
  • Free short-term psychological supports for Cardinia Shire residents. Talk to your GP for a referral, or call the Mental Health Intake Service Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

  • Beyond the Violence' Anglicare
  • A program for women and their children who have experienced family violence.

  • Blue Gum Lifestyle Estate
  • Community for over 55s located in the heart of Beaconsfield

  • Brother to Brother 24-hour Crisis Line for Aboriginal Men
  • Bunurong Health Service
  • Aboriginal Health Service. Culturally appropriate health and wellbeing care.

  • Bush Walking Club
  • Organised walks for all fitness levels


  • Campbell Page
  • As a disability employment service provider we help you find long-term employment that best meets your needs. Address: 97 Main Street Pakenham

  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

  • Cardinia Communities for Children
  • Links to services for children and their families.

  • Cardinia Community Aged Care
  • Person-centered approach with 24/7 Registered Nurse clinical care as well as personal care by qualified staff, delicious and nutritious in-house catering and a diverse wellbeing program which will utilise our movie theatre, café, libraries and extensive outdoor areas and gazebos.

  • Cardinia Diabetes Awareness Group
  • Second Wednesday of each month the Cardinia Diabetes Awareness group meet. There are guest speakers presenting on topics relating to wellbeing and general information about diabetes. Contact Olive Elston for more information.

  • Cardinia Life (Leisure centre)
  • Cardinia Shire Council’s premier fitness and leisure centre; 3 pools (classes and swim lessons), staffed gym, personal training, and group fitness plus an 8 court multi-purpose stadium and café.

  • Cardinia Men's Shed Pakenham
  • Joining a Men’s Shed doesn’t mean you have to be involved in woodwork, though you can if you want to. It’s more about social inclusion, having a cuppa and a chat with a bunch of friendly mates. Men’s Sheds evolved due to the need to support men in their retirement. So why not come along and talk to a mate. Ladies are also welcome!

  • Cardinia Senior Citizen Club
  • At our center, we organise a variety of social activities every week, including wellness tours and senior lunches. We’re also here to assist newly arrived migrant seniors as they settle into life in Australia. And during times of crisis - such as bushfires, floods, or the pandemic - we extend our support to the wider community by providing aid and food. Key contact persons are Jagtar Singh Sodhi Mobile 0404014499 Email Secondary contact: Balrajwinder Singh Sandhu Mobile 0406 666 009

  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Program for young mums up to 25 years with a child from birth to 1 year.

  • Cardinia Shire Council Central Enrolment and Early Start to Kindergarten
  • For kindergarten enrolment enquiries contact the Central Enrolment Officer.

  • Cardinia U3A
  • U3As are voluntary Seniors’ Groups that provide educational, recreational and social programs. Cardinia U3A was established for people in their third age who are over the age of 50 and are retired or are semi-retired. Contact us to find out about membership types.

  • Cardinia Waters Retirement Village
  • Carer's Gateway
  • Carer Gateway provides a range of free services and support just for carers. Services are delivered in-person, online and over the phone. Our dedicated team of Carer Gateway service providers across Australia

  • Caroline Chisolm Education Foundation (CCEF)
  • At the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation (CCEF) our work and scholarships unlock barriers to education and create opportunities to those facing hardship. Through access to education at Chisholm Institute we empower individuals and their families to make meaningful changes in their lives. We provide hardship financial scholarship to study courses at Chisholm Institute.

  • Casey Cardinia Jobs
  • Local jobs noticeboard within the Cardinia Shire Area

  • Casey North Community Information and Support Service
  • Financial Counselling available via appointment. Toomah Community Centre

  • CatholicCare
  • Child and Adolescent Counselling.

  • CatholicCare
  • English conversation for migrants.

  • CatholicCare
  • Family and relationship counselling.

  • CatholicCare
  • Parenting after separation. Parenting orders program

  • Centre of Multicultural Youth (CMY)
  • The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

  • Centrelink Social Workers
  • Call 132 850 or for emergency situations present to the Centrelink Office at 25 Treloar Lane, Pakenham.

  • Chisholm Reconnect Program
  • Education support & services for disengaged learners between 17-64 years that have not completed year 12 or equivalent and are currently not in training or employment.

  • Chisholm Reconnect Program
  • Education support addressing the needs of disengaged and disadvantaged learners between 17-64 years that have not engaged in education or employment for six months or more.

  • Cockatoo Community House
  • Cockatoo Community House delivers programs and services for the Cockatoo community and beyond. We host a range of activities for people of all ages, and you’ll be made welcome in any class or drop-in activity you would like to come along to. Learn to dance, make some art, get help starting a business and much more.

  • Cockatoo Over 50's Activity Group
  • Offer a range of social activities and lunches. 1st Monday: lunch and birthday celebrations - 2nd Monday: Get togethers - 3rd Monday: Guest speakers - 4th Monday: Outings. Friday: Chair Pilates 10-10.45am $7. Contact Dot Griffin for more information.

  • Compassionate Friends - Victoria Inc
  • 24-hour grief support for families who have lost a child, grandparents or sibling.

  • Court Network - Support in Court
  • Do you need support in Court? The Court Network is a free confidential community service provided by volunteers for court users. Our volunteers, known as Networkers, support people accessing and navigating court systems through providing non-legal information, navigation and referrals. You can book your support through our referral form or our phone line 1800 571 239.


  • Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service
  • Provide emergency relief including food, clothing and financial assistance to people facing crisis. Public showers available for people with no access to one.

  • Deaf Victoria
  • Deaf Victoria is the peak advocacy body representing deaf and hard of hearing Victorians. We aim to ensure deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria experience equality, opportunity and connection, and are valued for their unique contributions towards a diverse society. Deaf Victoria does not sell or recommend hearing aids or assistive devices nor do we provide Auslan Interpreting, training or workplace support services. Please refer to Expression Australia

  • Dementia Australia
  • No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, Dementia Australia is here for you. We exist to support and empower the estimated more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia and the more than 1.5 million people who are involved in their care. Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and support services. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible.

  • DHHS Crisis Accommodation Statewide After-Hours Service
  • Provides assistance to discuss and gain access to crisis housing. Mon-Fri 5pm-9am and all day and night on weekends and public holidays. If required, will direct your call to a service closest to you. Ph: 9536 7777 or 1800 627727 (toll free)

  • DVJS Employment Solutions
  • Assist people with a disability or mental health challenges gain and maintain ongoing employment.


  • EACH
  • Aims to respond to mental health and wellbeing needs as a result of the stressors and concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more visit

  • EACH Central Intake Service
  • Assistance for people with severe mental illness

  • Echo Youth and Family Services
  • Provide support to youth and family through a range of programs.

  • Elizabeth Hoffman House
  • Support and counselling services for Aboriginal women and their children experiencing family violence.

  • Elizabeth Hoffman House
  • Support and counselling services for Aboriginal women and their children experiencing family violence.

  • Emerald Community House
  • Emerald Community House aims to engage people in need of connection, education or support through community development activities, programs and services.

  • Emerald Community House
  • ECH provides free food 24/7 on the premise veranda located at 356-358 Belgrave Gembrook Road. Free food is also available at the 'Dig In Grocery' at the rear of Commonwealth Bank, 1 Kilvington Drive, Emerald on Wed- Saturday 10-1 pm

  • Emerald Evergreen Senior Citizens
  • Offer a range of social weekly activities include exercises, indoor carpet bowls and line dancing! Seniors lunches are every Friday.

  • Emerald U3A
  • U3As are voluntary Seniors’ Groups that provide educational, recreational and social programs. For people in their third age who are over the age of 50 and are retired or are semi-retired. Contact us to find out about membership types.

  • Energy and Water Ombudsman
  • Free, independent and fair service to resolve complaints about electricity, gas and water companies.

  • ERMHA 365
  • Complex mental health and disability service, specialising in 24/7 support for psychosocial disability, cognitive disability, and complex and challenging behaviours.

  • ERMHA 365
  • Support services for people facing challenges from disability, mental illness, homelessness, trauma or substance abuse.

  • ERMHA 365
  • Community Connections Program works with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or living in low cost accommodation with no supports. Assist with advocacy and linkages and referrals to services and supports.

  • ERMHA 365
  • Commonwealth Psychosocial Support is a short-term service to build psychosocial functional capacity to address individual needs and complement clinical mental health, broader physical health and social support.

  • Evergreen Retirement Village Pakenham
  • Affordable independent retirement living

  • Experience Life
  • Experience Life is a not-for-profit organisation providing supports for people with disabilities in their homes. We recognise that there is no 'one right way' to support individuals to live their lives, therefore we are dedicated to supporting participants in the way that best suits them.

  • Extended Families Australia
  • Extended Families Australia run fun, capacity building events in the school holidays for disabled children, a carers Mini Retreat for their families & monthly disabled youth groups for participants who live in Cardinia. We are funded by the State Government HACC program, so we don’t eat into NDIS funds & we can support disabled people who do not have funding too.

  • Extended Family Network
  • We provide a suite of services for people living with disabilities, including Tham Gia South, which means JOIN IN in Vietnamese, we hold capacity building fun socially inclusive events in the school holidays and monthly for youth and children. Offering assistance through friendship support and physical assistance that is gardening, maintenance etc.


  • Family Relationship Centre
  • Family relationship Services.

  • Family Relationship Support for Carers (FRSC)
  • FRSC is a Victorian State-Wide Service that offers specialised support to families caring for someone with a disability. Support is offered to those directly involved in the care of the person with a disability regardless of age.

  • Fernlea Community Care
  • Adult Day Respite Centers in Emerald & Pakenham, and in-home care services in surrounding areas

  • Fernlea House
  • Fernlea Community Care has two centres in Emerald and Pakenham with both centres offering day respite care and in home services.

  • Fernlea Shop of Opportunities
  • Household items including furniture, clothing, books and "Food is Free" outlet. Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm, Sat 10–2pm.

  • Follow Bless Collective
  • Hot meals available Thursdays 6-8pm. Family friendly. All welcome, just turn up! Non-perishable and toiletry carepacks available.

  • Frozen Meals for Ex-Service Men or RSL Members (Lang Lang)
  • Available for pick up from the RSL Hall Westernport Road, Lang Lang Contact 5997 5226 Food provision available by appointment. Assistance available regarding furniture, clothing, manchester and reading glasses.



  • Have Hope
  • Food Relief provided on Friday. Send a text before 5pm Thursday. We aim to advance community welfare by providing food, goods, and emotional support to those who are suffering the effects of suicide, hardship and trauma.

  • Headspace
  • Headspace Pakenham offers young people 12-25 FREE mental health support & general health advice via a combination of in-person, online and phone services.

  • Hillview Bunyip Aged Care
  • Hillview is a specialised aged care service provider, delivering ongoing and respite support and individual care to the elderly.

  • Home at Last (HAL)
  • Home at Last aims to ensure older people have access to secure, affordable, and appropriate housing that can be enjoyed for the rest of a person’s life. Do you need assistance to find affordable housing? Home at Last is a free service that provides confidential advice, support and advocacy for people aged 50 years and older to assist them to find housing. Home at Last is available to any older person in Victoria on a low income. We will provide one-to-one assistance to you or link you into a service that can help.

  • Home Library Service - Myli My Community Library
  • Myli - My Community Library offers a Home Library Service for community members who may not be able to come into their local library. Wide selection of books (large print and standard print), magazines, DVDs and audio-books are offered. Contact the Library to register or find out more about this service.

  • Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG)
  • A statewide organisation that represents older renters and tenants across a range of different accommodation types. They provide free and confidential information and advice.

  • Housing Support & Advice
  • Wednesday 2pm-4pm. Pathways supports people with complex needs living in low-cost housing, or who are homeless.



  • Jobs Victoria
  • Jobs Victoria is a Victorian Government jobs program, providing free, tailored support for older people to help them overcome barriers to employment and find work.

  • Justice of the Peace - Pakenham
  • Drop in to see a Justice of the Peace to witness Statutory Declarations and receive Affidavits. Tuesday 10am-2pm, Wednesday 5pm-7pm, Friday 10am-2pm.


  • Kids Helpline
  • 24 Hour Counselling Service.

  • Kids Helpline (24/7)
  • Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

  • Koo Wee Rup Senior Citizens
  • Offer a range of social activities and lunches

  • Kooweerup Regional Health Service
  • Provides a range of care, health, medical, community and home care services. Services include residential aged care including dementia care, Hospital ; medical inpatient care, respite care, Transitional Care , Early Parenting unit – including Specialist Breast feeding (Lactation) consultation. Outpatients – Allied Health including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Social Work, Diabetes Education, Youth, District Nursing , Home care packages and in-home support. Health Promotion including art group, Mens shed, community exercise and Forget me not café ( support for carers and people living with dementia).


  • Ladies Probus Club of Emerald
  • Fun and friendship in retirement

  • Lakeside Sailing Club - Pakenham
  • Open to all wanting to learn to sail Cormorant Pde, Pakenham (North end boat ramp)

  • Lang Lang and District Senior Citizens
  • Offer a range of social activities and lunches

  • Lang Lang Community Centre
  • Lang Lang Community Centre is an inclusive welcoming place for our community to gather and learn. Offers activities and groups. Services Australia (formally Centrelink) assistance is available during office hours. Business hours: Monday - Thursday 9.30 pm - 4.00 pm Friday 9.30 am - 1.00 pm

  • Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS)- NDIS Support
  • LCHS works to connect people living with a disability to informal and natural supports that are already available in the community. We provide assistance with the planning process, and ensuring plans are implemented effectively. Contact LCHS or attend our local office level 1, 48 John Street Pakenham to arrange a meeting and consult with one of our experience Local Area Coordinators (LAC’s).

  • Launch Housing
  • Launch Housing is a Melbourne-based community organisation that delivers homelessness services and life-changing housing supports to disadvantaged Victorians. Launch Housing provide Private Rental Support, Crisis Accommodation, Homelessness Services, Education First Youth Foyer and Housing Support.

  • Lawyers in Libraries- Pakenham
  • Free legal advice by appointment. Friday 9.15am - 1.15pm, Pakenham Library. Southeast-Monash Legal Service can help with your legal problem, call (03) 9038 8002 to make an appointment.

  • Lazarus Food Service
  • Non-perishable food packs available every Saturday 2pm.

  • Lifeline
  • 24-hour personal crisis support service

  • Lifeline (24/7)
  • We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

  • Lifestyle Kaduna Park
  • Lifestyle Communities® is not a retirement village, but a downsizing community where your time is free to live a bigger life. One you can enjoy with friends and family. Featuring beautiful spaces for every pace, soak up the holiday vibes in the heated indoor pool and spa, state-of-the-art gym, private cinema, library and more activities.

  • Lifestyle Officer
  • Lifestyle Communities® is not a retirement village, but a downsizing community where your time is free to live a bigger life.

  • Lifeview Emerald Glades Aged Care facility
  • LINK Health & Community, early childhood approach NDIS
  • For children aged 0-9 years. ECEI partners will help connect you and your child with the most appropriate supports in your area, such as the community health centre, educational setting and playgroup, provide some short-term early intervention, help you to request NDIS access if your child requires longer-term early childhood intervention supports.

  • Little Dreamers Australia
  • Little Dreamers is Australia's leading Young Carer organisation, supporting young people aged 4-25 who provide unpaid care for a family member with a disability, illness or addiction.

  • Living Learning Pakenham
  • Living Learning Pakenham
  • Living and Learning Pakenham provides quality training, education, services and skill development in a caring, supportive and flexible environment. A variety of rooms are available for hire.

  • Living Learning Pakenham
  • Community Pantry Free nonperishable food pantry 6B Henry St, Pakenham


  • Main Street Village Pakenham
  • Enjoy a modern retirement lifestyle, close to shops, services and amenity in one of Victoria's fastest growing areas.

  • Matchworks
  • Community-based and not-for-profit, we are one of Australia’s biggest employment services and we reinvest back into the community.

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • A free service supporting children’s health and development from birth until school age. Call to book an appointment.

  • Maternal and child health (MCH) - Cardinia
  • Our Maternal and Child Health service is free and confidential, and provides Cardinia Shire residents with: - 10 health and development checks for children from birth to 3 and a half years - Parenting support and advice - Health and wellbeing information - Group programs - Additional services for early-parenting issues, including referral services and support groups.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Providing meal delivery services to people aged 65 and over. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this service is available for those aged 50 and over.

  • Mecwacare
  • Offering residential aged care, home care packages, respite care, in-home support, community housing, community programs, disability and nursing services.

  • Mecwacare
  • Offering residential aged care, home care packages, respite care, in-home support, community housing, community programs, disability, and nursing services.

  • Mecwacare
  • Offering residential aged care, home care packages, respite care, inhome support, community housing, community programs, disability, and nursing services. Pakenham Office Ph: 5945 0806 or South East Region Service Ph: 5941 5454

  • Men's Referral Service (MRS) - Operated by No to Violence (NTV)
  • Counselling and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

  • MensLine Australia
  • Online counselling, you can access free professional support, no matter where you are in Australia.

  • MHICC (Mental Health Integrated Complex Care)
  • Flexible support and clinical services for people with severe-complex mental illness.

  • Mind Australia
  • Support clients through a comprehensive range of services.

  • Mission Australia - Parents Next
  • Mission Australia are not for profit organisation. ParentsNext is for parents under 55 years who have a child aged 9 months to 6 years, have not had paid work in the last 6 months, and receive income support. ParentsNext helps parents to prepare to return to work or training once their youngest child goes to school. We help parents to set their education- and employment-related goals, and develop a pathway to achieving their goals while also helping them link with services and activities in their local community.

  • Monash Health
  • Aboriginal Health Service. Culturally appropriate health and wellbeing care.

  • Monash Health
  • Services including cardiac rehabilitation, chronic condition support. Prevention, early intervention programs and home care.

  • Monash Health
  • Early intervention children services and allied health services.

  • Monash Health
  • Settlement services - interpreters provided.

  • Monash Health
  • General and emergency dental services to children and disadvantaged adults.

  • Monash Health
  • Prevention and early intervention programs.

  • Monash Health
  • Psychiatric Triage Service. Entry point to mental health services.

  • Monash Health - Care finder service
  • Care finders support vulnerable older people who would not be able to arrange services without with intensive support and do not have a family member or friends who can help. Care finder services are provided at no cost as they are fully funded through Primary Health Networks.

  • Monash Health - Pakenham Health Centre
  • Allied health services including cardiac rehabilitation, chronic condition support. Prevention, early intervention programs and home care.

  • Monash Health Brain Injury Service
  • Skills development and community access program.

  • Monash Health Home-based Service
  • For people housebound or unable to access community allied healthbased services.

  • Moy-Yan Neighborhood House
  • Welcome to Moy-Yan Neighbourhood House (previously Bunyip & District Community House). We are a not-for-profit community based Incorporated Association providing a positive, safe and inclusive environment where the community can come together to engage in activities, programs and find support to enhance community connections, health and social wellbeing. Please come and visit us at Beswick Street in Garfield (next to the pool), call 0481 895 509 or email for further information about what we do. Monday – Friday: 10am – 3pm, Saturday/Sunday: Closed

  • Moy-Yan Neighborhood House
  • Providing educational, wellbeing and social programs for all.

  • Moy-Yan Neighborhood House
  • Food Relief Program available every Wednesday 10am - 3pm. Call for other times.

  • Multicultural Centre against family violence
  • Services and responses to family violence in CALD communities.

  • My Aged Care
  • My Aged Care is a free service. It has been established by the Federal Government to help people navigate the aged care system. It is made up of the website and a call centre to provide people with information on aged care for oneself, a family member or someone being cared for. My Aged Care is the main central service that all those wanting subsided care. You must register before assessment, services and home care packages can be provided.

  • My Aged Care Assessment Service - Cardinia Region
  • Advice and referrals for all home care support & packages for seniors. After registering with My Aged Care, you will be assessed by a health professional on the phone or in your home to determine your needs. For advice and referrals for all home care support & packages for seniors.


  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Fellowship of people for whom dugs had become a problem. Peer support to stay clean and rebuild their life.

  • National Asthma Council Australia
  • National authority for asthma knowledge, setting the standard for asthma care.

  • National Counselling Service
  • Support to people experiencing sexual assault or family violence.

  • National Debt Helpline
  • Support with debt management, budgeting and bankruptcy.

  • National Relay Service
  • If you are deaf and/or find it hard hearing or speaking with people who use a phone, the National Relay Service (NRS) can help you. For information and registration requirements visit the National Relay Service website 24/7 Voice relay number: 1300 555 727 TTY number: 133 677 SMS relay number: 0423 677 767

  • Neighbourhood Watch Cardinia
  • Neighbourhood Watch Cardinia is a community based crime prevention program. We aim to reduce the incidence of preventable crime in Cardinia Shire.


  • Officer Lifestyle Estate
  • An exclusive over 55s community situated in the vibrant suburb of Officer

  • Open Arms - Support for Veterans and their families
  • Open Arms provides free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, their partners and families. Where there has been a death of a service person, parents and siblings may be able to access the service. Counselling is working out your personal concerns with the help of a trained professional. The counsellor helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. Counselling is usually a short-term treatment for a specific problem. Open Arms offers face-to-face, telephone and online counselling.

  • Outlook Community Centre
  • Outlook community centre is based in Pakenham, providing opportunities for people in the community to develop lifelong learning and skills and to build their personal empowerment and growth. Programs, activities and room hire available.

  • Outlook Community Centre
  • Offers a wide range of education options including lifestyle and IT courses.

  • Outlook Community Centre
  • Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses

  • Outlook Disability Service Community Centre
  • Offers people with a disability and their families, a wide range of programs and services designed to meet the participant’s individual needs. NDIS support coordination assistance.

  • Outlook Disability Service Community Centre
  • Disability Employment Services. Assisting people living with disability to find employment.

  • OzChild
  • Integrated family services. Family support, goals based to support parenting and families over 3-6 months. Weekly visits outreach service.


  • Paddy's Kitchen
  • Serving homecooked take away dinners every Sunday. Meals can be picked up between 4pm and 4.45pm.

  • Pakenham & District Toy Library
  • A community run not for profit group operating a Toy Library for families in Cardinia Shire. Open fortnightly on either Sat or Sunday in school terms. Range of more than 1000 toys for loan. Paid membership.

  • Pakenham Library - Myli - My Community Library
  • Library branches are located at Pakenham and Emerald. A Home Library services is also available and visits townships across Cardinia Shire. Events and program for adults and children. Free Food Friday – every Friday 6pm – 9pm Pakenham Library works with Ultimate Asian Supermarket to provide FREE hot meals made with love every Friday night to serve our community. An opportunity to come and enjoy healthy seasonal food, good company and the chance to meet new people.

  • Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre
  • Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre offers 14 plexi-cushion & 4 synthetic grass tennis courts, all of which are lit, a multi-purpose function room, kiosk, bar and change rooms. Accessible change rooms and Wheelchair access

  • Pakenham Senior Citizens
  • Offer a range of social activities and lunches

  • Parents without Partners
  • Peer support for sole parents.

  • ParentZone Hub
  • ParentZone Hub is a multi-agency and service Community Hub for parents, children, carers and the broader community of Cardinia. Parent Education Programs, Webinars, Community Programs, Playgroup, Information and Support Service options, Volunteering Opportunities, Rooms for Hire. Onsite facilities include Community Computer Kiosk, Kitchenette Facilities and Maternal Child Health Services.

  • Partners in Wellbeing
  • Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc.
  • Assistance to private rental tenants, rooming house and caravan park residents.

  • Personal alarms
  • Council does not fund personal alarms. If you are over 65, you may be eligible for a subsidised personal alarm. Speak to your doctor, a community health nurse or occupational therapist.

  • Police, Fire or Ambulance
  • In an emergency, call Triple Zero 000. You should call Triple Zero (000) when: � Someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help � Your life or property is being threatened � You just witnessed a serious accident or crime � You need immediate police attendance

  • Probus Club of Pakenham Central
  • Friendship and social groups for retirees (male and female)

  • Probus Club of Pakenham East
  • We provide friendship - fellowship and a wide variety of activities for retired and semi-retired men and women through our Special Interest Groups: Cards - Craft - Dine Out - Gardening - Luncheon - Movies - Nomads (Caravan & Cabins) & Walking. Meetings are held on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month (except December and January) at the Cardinia Club, Racecourse Road, Pakenham, at 10.00 am. A morning tea break is taken which allows the opportunity to socialize and meet with friends, followed by a Guest Speaker. The meeting concludes at 12 noon.

  • Probus Club of Pakenham Inc
  • We are currently open to new members and look forward to welcoming you to join us in Fun, Friendship and Fellowship. Probus provides an exciting opportunity to meet retirees in your local community. If you are retired or semi – retired, you can join our Club and hear interesting speakers, attend monthly meetings and enjoy a wide range of activities such as walking, theatre, coffee groups, cinema, Ten Pin bowling,Morning Melodies, garden group, lunches and day outings.

  • Purton Place Pre-loved shop
  • Provide material aid, clothing, food parcels, sanitary items, and financial assistance for families in need.


  • Rainbow Connection
  • Regular volunteer social support for older LGBTIQ+ people who live in aged care or receive aged care supports at home. This is a FREE service, funded completely by the Department of Health and Aged Care, under the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme. Whether they are living at home, or in aged residential care, their volunteers can visit regularly of a cup of tea and a chat.

  • Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) - Berwick Family Relationship Centre
  • We are committed to providing safe, inclusive and accessible services for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We believe that people, in all their diversity, have the right to live their lives safely and with dignity, with their families and within their communities, and to enjoy positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships.

  • Rural Financial Counselling Service Gippsland (RFCS)
  • RFCS Gippsland Provides our agricultural industries and small rural businesses with free, confidential and independent planning and support services. Financial Counselling: Empowering our clients to make better business decisions We can assist you to better understand your financial position and help develop strategies to improve your farm or business. Our Counsellors work with you one-on-one to help you deal with stresses of financial hardship, set goals and work with you to achieve them. Call 1300 045 747 or visit to see how we can help.


  • Safe Steps
  • 24 Hour family violence response service.

  • Sammy's Community Pantry
  • Food pantry located within the 'Giving it a Second Chance' op shop. The food pantry is open 7 days a week. Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday - Sunday, 10am-2pm.

  • Saver Plus Program (Pakenham)
  • Living Learning Pakenham Matched savings and financial education program for people studying or planning to study.

  • School Attendance Support Program- Uniting
  • School Attendance Support Program (SASP) is an innovative program, offered to primary schools that aims to support children and their families to improve primary school attendance. SASP is a free and voluntary service with referrals made via the school. If you would like support please talk to your school or contact SASP on 03 5945 3900.

  • Early childhood intervention and therapy services for children with developmental delay and disabilities.

  • Therapy and day time support for people with a disability.

  • Seniors Online
  • Seniors Online is a Victorian Government website and an online first port of call for older Victorians. Topic areas include Better Health Channel, Victorian Seniors Card Program, Victorian Seniors Festival.

  • Seniors Rights Victoria
  • If you, your client or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please contact our free confidential helpline.

  • South East Advocacy Support (SEAS)
  • Short-term service for people in insecure housing to access services.

  • South East Community Links (SECL)
  • Free financial counselling, including people affected by storms and floods and are also a provider of NILS for Vehicles.

  • South East Local Learning and Employment Network (SELLEN)
  • South East Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN)
  • SEMPHN is a leader, facilitator and influencer towards the shared goal of better primary health care. The Access & Referral (A&R) team provides up-to-date access, information and support to SEMPHNfunded mental health and alcohol and other drug services. The Access & Referral team also has extensive knowledge of other local community and health supports. Contact A&R to make a referral, to discuss eligibility or to find services within an area.

  • South East No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)
  • Interest Free Loan Scheme available for eligible residents to purchase necessary items.

  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA)
  • Provides sexual assault and family violence services including a 24 hour crisis service. Admin Ph: 9928 8741 Crisis Ph: 9594 2289 (24 hour)

  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA)
  • Provides sexual assault and family violence services including a 24 hour crisis service. Crisis Ph: 9594 2289 (24 hour) Toll Free: 1800 806 292 (24 hour)

  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA)
  • Provides sexual assault and family violence services including a 24 hour crisis service. Admin Ph: 9928 8741

  • South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
  • SEMPHN's Access and Referral service have a range of qualifications and experiences in relation to mental health, alcohol and other drugs, youth and other community and health areas.

  • Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre
  • SMRC supports the settlement of newly arrived refugees with community-based services for migrants and refugees through in-language social, economic, and health and wellbeing programs.

  • Spare Change Program
  • Assistance with clothing to dress professionally for an interview by appointment at MY Place Youth Facility, 5-7 Main Street, Pakenham

  • Springvale Monash Legal Services Inc.
  • Provides free, confidential advice and assistance across a wide range of general and specialist legal areas to members of the community.

  • St John of God Accord
  • Offers people with a disability and their families, a wide range of programs and services designed to meet the needs of each individual. Mobile: 0413 853 705

  • St Vincent DePaul
  • "In home" appointment for assistance with financial hardship.

  • StandBy Support after Suicide
  • An Australian Government initiative, established in 2002 to meet the need for a coordinated community response to suicide. StandBy is Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide. StandBy is delivered by Jesuit Social Services throughout Eastern Melbourne and Gippsland and provides support for individuals, families, workplaces, and communities that have been affected by suicide.

  • State School Relief
  • Free uniforms, public transport, bathers, school shoes, and other basics for children to attend school. Speak with your public-school Principal or Wellbeing Officer to see how you can apply for assistance from State School Relief.

  • State Schools Relief
  • Assistance with school uniform - speak to the principal, assistant principal or welfare coordinator at your child’s school.

  • Stepping Up
  • Specialist alcohol and other drug treatments.

  • Suicide Line
  • 24 hour support for those at risk of suicide.

  • Suicide Line Victoria (24/7)
  • SuicideLine Victoria is a 24/7 telehealth provider that offers free professional phone and online counselling for people living in Victoria



  • Uniting
  • Provides a range of support services for children and families.

  • Uniting
  • Carer Hub at Toomah Community Centre operates fortnightly during school terms.

  • Uniting AgeWell Social Support
  • My Aged Care coordinates all assessments and referrals for community services programs across Australia. If you would like to join one of the Social Connections programs, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or through Social connections program includes: group activities, Individual support at home, Telelink program Tech Buddies Pilot Program - help with using technology - only available for Commonwealth Home Support Programme customers only, not receiving a Home Care Package.

  • Upper Beaconsfield Community Centre
  • We offer a wide range of community services including Classes, Special Interest workshops, Arts & Craft, Health, Wellbeing & Exercise Classes, an Early Learning Centre, Toy Library, Maternal Child Health Nurse, plus information about community groups such as the Men’s Shed, Community Veggie Garden, Green Circle Nursery...and more!

  • Utility Relief Grants
  • Call your utility company, ask to speak with the hardship department and request a Utility Relief Grant.


  • VicPol Police Assistance
  • The Police Assistance Line and Online Reporting service allows you to report non-urgent crimes or events 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require our help and there is no immediate danger.

  • Victoria State Emergency
  • Flood, Storm emergency

  • Victorian Concessions Information Line
  • Call 1800 658 521 (toll free) to discuss eligibility for concessions on Council Rates, energy and water bills.

  • Victorian Seniors Card
  • Complete the easy Online form to become a Seniors Card or Seniors Business Discount Card holder You can apply online for free:

  • VMCH Shanagolden Retirement Village
  • Shanagolden Village is in the heart of Pakenham, within easy reach of the major facilities and amenities. With Heritage Springs Shopping Centre adjacent to the village and Pakenham Place Shopping Centre only a few minutes down the road, all your needs are taken care of. You will find two- and three-bedroom homes that include reverse cycle air conditioning, quality appliances and modern fittings, designed for a single person or couple to downsize. We also have an adjacent aged care residence should your needs change over time. Amenities and services include: • Alfresco dining and BBQ • Library and craft studio • Billiard table • Adjoining aged care • Mass service • Exercise class • Knitting club • Happy hour • Walking group • Active community • CCTV • Home care services • Visiting allied health • 24hr emergency call system

  • Volunteer in Cardinia
  • Opportunities to be involved in the local community

  • Volunteering Victoria
  • State peak body for volunteering, focusing on advocacy and opportunities available


  • Intake and assessment entry point for all women and children requiring specialist family violence support.

  • Entry point for all people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.

  • Youth Support Services.

  • Wellsprings for Women
  • Wellsprings is women-only organisation, established in 1994. → We offer a range of programs & services targeted at isolated migrant and refugee women; including education (EAL, digital literacy, pre-accredited pathways courses), primary prevention of violence against women, specialist case-management for women experiencing family violence, housing, employment, and mental health support. → Weekly we support, 350 women, from 24 countries, speaking 28 languages – 50% of whom have lived experience of family violence.

  • West Gippsland Progress Association
  • A group of volunteers which formed as a result of the Bunyip Complex bushfires in March 2019 which is now at the forefront of the community's long-term economic recovery and resilience effort.

  • Windana Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Provides a variety of programs assisting people to make positive changes.

  • Windermere
  • Support services for families with children under the age of 12.

  • Windermere
  • Victims Assistance Program Support for people who have experienced / witnessed a violent crime.

  • Windermere
  • Housing Support to families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

  • Windermere
  • Engaging Families - Support for families experiencing family violence with children under the age of 12 and issues with mental health.

  • Wintringham
  • Access & Support for seniors who require help with home care packages and experiencing financial disadvantage. Care Finder and outreach support to access My Aged Care. Help with housing.

  • Wintringham - Care finder service
  • Care finders support vulnerable older people who would not be able to arrange services without with intensive support and do not have a family member or friends who can help. Care finder services are provided at no cost as they are fully funded through Primary Health Networks.

  • WISE Employment
  • Disability Employment Services and job active employment programs.

  • Women's Health in the South East
  • Workforce Australia
  • Build your confidence and skills for success with Career Transition Assistance. This service is available for individuals aged 45 and over.


  • Yarning SafeNStrong confidential helpline 24/7
  • Health services for refugees / asylum seekers with medical conditions.

  • Young Mothers Transition Program
  • The Young Mothers Transition Program (YMTP) provides support for young mothers up to 22 years old in the South East region to access education and employment. YMTP assists young mothers to complete education and training, develop foundational parenting skills and healthy relationships which will in turn promote better outcomes for themselves not only as young mothers but as women whilst also increasing stability and opportunity for their child/ren.

  • Youth Links
  • 'Drop in Centre' open every afternoon, opposite Noble Park train station.

  • YSAS
  • Offering a range of drug and alcohol support programs for people aged 12-21 years.


  • 1800 My Options
  • Victorian service funded by the state government, run by Women’s Health Victoria. State-wide information service, providing information and referrals for sexual and reproductive health - particularly on contraception, unplanned pregnancy and sexual healthcare.

  • 1800 RESPECT
  • Family Violence counselling service.

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  • Access Australia Group
  • Access Australia Group is a Youth Specialist Disability Employment Service. We offer a free comprehensive model of support and activities that are designed to help you find a job and achieve your goals. We assist eligible clients to prepare for work such as resume development, training in interview skills, help look for and apply for suitable jobs. Access Australia Group can tap into the hidden job market and provide on the job support and mentoring for clients and employers.

  • Alfred Health Carer Services
  • Alfred Health Carer Services provides free information and support to carers who live in Melbourne’s southern metropolitan region.  This includes local government areas of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Casey, Frankston, Cardinia Shire and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

    Carers can be any age. Children and young adults can be young carers and may be able to get special help and support. Young carers might not be the only person who cares for someone and they might not provide care every day.

    Every caring journey has its challenges.  Maintaining your own health and wellbeing is important.  We can help you find the most useful supports for your situation.

  • AMES Australia
  • AMES Australia provides a comprehensive range of settlement services for refugees and migrants. These include on-arrival settlement support, English language and literacy training, vocational education and training, and employment services. These services are primarily delivered through the following federal and state contracts:

    • Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP)
    • Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS)
    • Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
    • Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program
    • Skills First
    • Jobactive


  • Anglicare Victoria
  • At Anglicare Victoria, we create opportunities to transform futures. Everything we do is to prevent, protect & empower disadvantaged Victorian children, young people and families.

    Parentzone supports parents, carers and families to share and try ideas together. Participants share their 'hot topics', the sessions then cover those topics, like: getting kids to listen, discipline, rules and consequences, helping children to deal with strong feelings, developing resilience, what to expect at different ages and stages and building strong relationships.

  • AtWork Australia Dandenong
  • At atWork Australia - we help thousands of people with disability, an injury or a health condition find meaningful work and vocational pathways.

    • Work that reflects your interests and goals
    • Work that matches your abilities and skills
    • Work that helps you get what you want out of life

    When you choose atWork Australia as your Disability Employment Services (DES) provider, whether you are on Centrelink payments or not -  we start delivering the services you need straight away. We work together to meet your goals with a truly individual approach, putting your needs front and centre. We are your Job Coach, your advocate and your partner as you find the right job for you.

  • Australian Centre of Trauma and Wellness
  • The Australian Centre of Trauma and Wellness is offering counselling services via phone and video during Covid restrictions. We also offer equine assisted therapy as an experiential way for people to learn about themselves and how they communicate with others. We work with people who have experienced abuse, neglect, family violence, parents separated, experienced disaster (flood, fire, pandemic, etc), or struggling to make or maintain healthy relationships.



  • Berry Street School
  • The Berry Street School is a specialist independent school that supports 150 students across years 7-12.

    Our students are at the centre of everything we do, which is why our programs are designed to meet their individual needs. Our curriculum is delivered with high expectations for student learning and has a focus on helping students build the tools they need for a successful future.

    Students at our school have become disengaged from mainstream education. They come from a variety of backgrounds: some have experienced bullying in mainstream schools and some are in out-of-home care (foster, kinship and residential care). This means they often have gaps in their learning.

    These students need specialised support to keep them on track with their learning and ensure they have the same opportunities as their peers. Without this support, young people are at risk of disengaging completely from education, which can lead to poorer life outcomes.

  • Brand New Day
  • A philanthropic organization delivering free courses and training for disadvataged community members.

  • Bunurong Health Service/Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd
  • Provides access for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community to primary health care, allied health care and referrals, health promotion and chronic care and maternity services, as well as social support programs and services including youth, family, housing, HACC, early years learning and development and social and emotional well-being.


  • Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services
  • Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services delivers a range of health; well-being and developmental programs; services; activities; and events to young people 12-24 years who live within the Shire - enabling them to build resilience around issues they may face, fulfil their potential and develop themselves as young adults and community members. Services operate from My Place Pakenham Youth Facility, 5-7 Main Street, Pakenham Vic 3810.

  • Casey North Community Information and Support
  • Provides a range of community information programs and resources; Emergency relief crisis; counselling; casework; financial counselling; No Interest Loan Scheme; financial literacy workshops.

  • Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)
  • The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

    For over 30 years, we have been working to ensure young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds have every opportunity to succeed.

    We do this by removing the barriers many young people face as they make Australia their home, through a combination of support services and programs, sector capability building, advocacy and knowledge sharing.

  • Chisholm Institute - Foundation College
  • Foundation College courses provide learning and employment experiences that prepare learners with the skills to explore work opportunities and take up further study. We meet with learners to plan the steps to meet their skill needs and future goals, including:

    • finding an alternative to mainstream secondary school
    • developing confidence and independence for further study
    • developing employability skills (team work, communication, problem solving) valued by all employers
    • access to a range of learning environments
    • workplace observation, practical placement, hands-on learning in selected trade areas, classroom based learning for reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication.

  • City of Casey Youth Services
  • The City of Casey Youth Services provide a generalist youth service for young people aged 10 - 25 years. The aim of these services is to support the healthy physical, social and emotional development of young people, enhancing protective factors and working to develop their strengths and minimize the impact of risk factors in their lives.

  • City of Greater Dandenong Youth and Family Services
  • City of Greater Dandenong Youth and Family Services works with young people (aged 12-25 years) and their families who live, work, study or have a significant connection to the municipality. Youth Services is a generalist youth service, providing a range of programs and events, youth leadership committees, community development activities, and counselling and support services.

  • Concern Australia
  • Provides access to a Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology. The objective of the service is to make people of all ages (particularly "at-risk" youth) ready to enter a workplace in the automotive industry. The course covers the areas of both basic mechanical work and panel beating. Learners have access to an actual workshop and are offered an experience that simulates a real workplace environment, all the while teaching them skills that are invaluable in the field and can improve lifestyle in general - not only professional skills, but also interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility.

  • Connections UnitingCare
  • Connections UnitingCare is a community organisation supporting over 2000 people every week. We work on family strengthening and early intervention services for people in need. We make a practical difference in people's everyday lives, giving them a better chance in life now and in the future. We have offices located across Melbourne's southern and eastern suburbs, including Blackburn, Cranbourne, Croydon, Dandenong, Doveton, Narre Warren, Pakenham, Ringwood and Windsor.

  • Cranbourne Information and Support Service Inc (CISS)
  • Provides information, advocacy and referral services, as well as crisis support services such as emergency relief (food, petrol and chemist vouchers, food parcels, support with education expenses, Myki Day Passes, etc). The agency also provides counselling, financial counselling, and a No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS).

  • CVGT Australia
  • Central Victorian Group Training Australia (CVGT Australia) offers a range of employment programs for job seekers and providers, including the YConnect youth specialist program.


  • Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • Provides social, recreational and pre-accredited learning programs and activities for people of all ages.

  • DVJS Employment Solutions
  • DVJS is a Commonwealth Government Funded initiative that assist people with disabilities with entry into the workforce. DVJS offers - One on one tailored program with case manager - Job guidance - Friendly and supportive staff - Assistance with resumes - Job interview and job search skills - Reverse marketing - Job applications on behalf of our clients - Work assessments and trials - Post placement support/ Maintenance - On site training and support to both client and employer


  • ECHO Youth and Family Services
  • ECHO is a Christian charity that was founded in 1984. Our mission is to provide the people of the Eastern Dandenong Ranges with services they need to cope with the challenges of life. We provide support to youth and families through a range of programs, including youth mentoring, playgroups, school chaplaincy, food aid, financial services and digital mentoring.

  • Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS) is a place where young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or mental health problems can get help.

    If you are having trouble coping with a serious problem on your own, but don’t know how to change or improve things, we may be able to help.

  • Empowered Art Therapy
  • Provides Art Therapy individual and group sessions and workshops for young people aged 5 and up. Kerryn Knight is a level 2 member of ACA with a current police check and working with Children Check who specialises in working with Indigenous and multicultural youth.

  • ermha365 provides a range of mental health services designed to help people experiencing mental health challenges to thrive in the community.  

    Psychosocial support services – providing recovery support for adults with severe mental illness in Victoria, including the Psychosocial Support program, Continuity of Support, and Transition Support program

    Early Intervention Psychosocial Support program – providing a new support model for individuals receiving Adult Mental Health Services and who do not qualify for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), or who have experienced a delay or difficulty in accessing the NDIS

    Residential support – three adult Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) services located in Springvale (women only), Clayton, and Barwon, providing short-term, offering residential treatment with a recovery focus

    TAC – The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) funds ermha365 to deliver psychosocial outreach and case management services to support the recovery of people involved in a motor vehicle accident

    Carer support – ermha365 has a longstanding commitment to supporting carers. Our organisation was founded by carers, and we have thousands of carers to ‘put themselves first’ with self-care strategies, peer support, education, information and social groups.

    Mental Health Compass – an online directory of mental health information, support services in your local area


  • Family Life
  • Family Life is a specialist family services provider working with vulnerable children, families and communities since 1970. At the core of our organisation is our vision to build capable communities, strong families and thriving children.

  • Foundation Learning Centre
  • Foundation Learning Centre is a Community Education Provider in the Southern Metropolitan Region. The Youth Department runs alternative education programs for students between the ages of 13-20 years who are disengaged from education in a mainstream setting. We provide individual attention and use relevant adult learning principles with a youth focus to keep the young people interested in achieving a range of measurable learning outcomes towards their future.


  • Hallam Community Learning Centre
  • Provides a place where the local community can meet, communicate and develop skills, pathways and learn in friendly supportive surroundings.

    We also offer other ACFE courses, currently online training or expressions of interest being:

    • Intro into Employment – Practical skills for Life, Work & Study.
    • Free Carers Support Program.          
    • Intro in Digital Skills for Business
    • Call Centre training – Customer Service Skills.           
    • Bookkeeping & Finance.              
    • Getting ahead in your Career with Digital Skills.

      Please see our website for more information on these courses



  • headspace
  • headspace Narre Warren provides FREE-YOUTH FRIENDLY-CONFIDENTIAL services to young people aged 12-25 going through a tough time. We provide counselling services and run programs and activities throughout the year. To arrange a time to speak with one of our friendly team members simply call 1800 FOR YOU (1800 367 968) or simply walk in to our centre. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor, or someone close to you to make the call with you.


  • Jesuit Social Services
  • Jesuit Social Services is a Community Services provider that provides practical programs and advocacy across five main areas:

    • Justice and crime prevention – for people involved with the criminal justice system
    • Mental health and wellbeing – for people with multiple and complex needs and those affected by trauma, suicide, and complex bereavement
    • Settlement and community building – for recently arrived immigrants, refugees, displaced people and disadvantaged communities
    • Education, training and employment – for people with barriers to sustainable employment.
    • Gender and culture – providing leadership on the reduction of violence and other harmful behaviours prevalent among boys and men, and building new approaches to improve their wellbeing and keep families and communities safe.



  • Launch Housing
  • We aim to give those in crisis a sustainable, supported pathway out of homelessness.
    Thousands of Victorians experience homelessness and need emergency housing, care and support to find a safe, secure place to call home.
    Launch Housing provides emergency, shelter, crisis accommodation, housing advice and support to assist people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness in Melbourne.
    Our crisis accommodation services are located in South Melbourne, Southbank, East St Kilda, and Dandenong.

  • Living and Learning Inc.
  • Living & Learning Inc. operate two Skills and Wellbeing Centres in Pakenham for Cardinia Shire residents. Our Henry Street Centre is situated on the PB Ronald Reserve just up from the Pakenham Library and our newest centre is the Toomah Community Centre located in Golden Green Street at Lakeside Pakenham.

    Living & Learning Inc is a Community College, Neighbourhood House and soon to be Migrant Resource Centre . We deliver Skills and Wellbeing for Cardinia's Communities at our centre in Henry Street. We offer a range of Accredited and Pre-Accredited courses as well as hobby and wellbeing programs, migrant resources, information referral, volunteer opportunities and workshops.


  • Men's Referral Service
  • The Men's Referral Service (MRS) offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour. The service is for:

    • Men who have or are still behaving abusively 
    • Family members who are impacted by a man’s use abusive behaviours
    • Friends, family or colleagues of people who may be using or experiencing family violence and wish to understand how to support their friends, family, or colleagues
    • Professionals wishing to support a client who is using or experiencing family violence

  • Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre
  • Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre is a not for profit community-managed organisation that provide pathways for those who are pursuing a career, change of job or going on to further their education. As a Learn Local provider, we provide students with the opportunities of learning through low cost, flexible and supportive courses. Merinda Park also has a VCAL program. The Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (VCAL) was devised to fill the need for a Year 11 & 12 course which suited all those students for whom the VCE, as a pathway to higher education, was too narrow. The VCAL Certificate aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable students to make informed choices regarding pathways to work and further education.

  • Mind Australia
  • Mind Australia Limited is one of the country's leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for 40 years.

  • Mission Australia
  • Mission Australia is a national non-for profit community service organisation with more than 155 years' experience in standing together with Australians. We support young people, families, adults and communities to access the same opportunities, resources and social connections that most of us take for granted. In the City of Casey and Greater of Dandenong areas, we foster collaboration with the local community to help vulnerable people with Disability, such as Depression, Anxiety or other physical limitations and any addictions (eg. Drug and Alcohol), to get their life back on track through case management, financial assistance, employment opportunities and ongoing support.

  • MOIRA Youth, Disability, Family
  • MOIRA Youth, Disability, Family is a registered charity that provides support to young people and individuals living with disability as well as their families.

    Your Journey is MOIRA’s Youth Services program, aimed at supporting and empowering young people to develop into independent young adults. Among other initiatives, Your Journey’s main program areas include:

    • Targeted Care Packages
    • Better Futures
    • Lifestyle and Housing

     As our guiding mantra, ‘Choose your tomorrow’ reflects both MOIRA’s cultural values and vision. MOIRA exists to enhance the potential for people to live independent and fulfilling lives and create their own stories, writing their own futures.

     Find out more at

  • Monash Health Community Health Services
  • Monash Health provides health care across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating in one organisation all primary, secondary and tertiary health services, as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. ELMHS provides a range of mental health services (0-25) to pregnant mothers, infants, children, adolescents and youth and their families within the Southern Region.


  • Neami National - Noble Park
  • Neami's Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service (YRRS) is a mental health recovery program set within a residential setting for young people aged 16 to 25. Residents can reside on site while undertaking the program for a negotiated time period (maximum 12 months). During this program, we work with you in areas of self-development so that you feel capable and confident to live a life that has meaning for you.

  • Noble Park Community Centre
  • Noble Park Community Centre celebrates diversity by providing an inclusive and welcoming environment where members and supporters can meet, socialise and learn. A broad range of classes and programs are offered empowering participants to explore new skills and gain confidence in all areas of life.


  • Oakwood School

    The Oakwood School engages students into learning through a personalised learning plan that focuses on the development of literacy, numeracy, social skills, art and physical education. Oakwood School provides:

    • A positive, quiet learning environment
    • Small classes and individual learning support
    • Case management based on the learning and behavioural needs of the young person
    • Partnerships with agencies to provide holistic support and services as required

    The Caulfield Park Community campus of Oakwood School is seen as an "alternative school and the program includes Music, Home Economics and Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) programs.

    Integral to the program at Caulfield Park are significant events such as camps, excursions and whole school activities. Targets secondary school age students.

  • Officer Lifestyle Estate


  • Peninsula Community Legal Service
  • The Centre helps people use the law to protect and advance their rights, offering free advice on most legal issues, including family law, family violence, fines, tenancy and rooming house advocacy. Ongoing assistance is targeted to assist clients who are experiencing disadvantage. The Centre undertakes a range of community legal education, community engagement and law reform activities and is active in a number of community and Sector networks.


  • Relationships Australia Victoria
  • Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation, with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We respect the rights of all people in all their diversity to live life fully within their families and communities with dignity and safety and to enjoy healthy relationships. Our objective is to provide high quality and comprehensive services that relieve the suffering, distress and helplessness of vulnerable and disadvantaged people so as to enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

  • RFCS Gippsland
  • Rural Financial Counselling Service: RFCS Gippsland Provides our agricultural industries and small rural businesses with free, confidential and independent planning and support services. Financial Counselling: Empowering our clients to make better business decisions We can assist you to better understand your financial position and help develop strategies to improve your farm or business. How we work with you: Our approach is set by your objectives. Our Counsellors work with you one-on-one to help you deal with stresses of financial hardship, set goals and work with you to achieve them Other Services: We are here to help. We provide access to Government assistance, industry and professional support programs, as well as information and referrals to assist you with managing personal stress. Health and Wellbeing Services: RFCS Gippsland take an individual approach to our client’s wellbeing While our specialised Rural Financial Counsellors and Small Business Support teams work on reducing your financial stressors, our Wellness Support Officer will focus on YOU and your family’s emotional and physical wellbeing. Your health is priority and we work with you to develop personal strategies with tailored support to help better manage life’s unexpected challenges. Call 1300 045 747 or visit to see how we can help.

  • RFCS Gippsland
  • Rural Financial Counselling Service: RFCS Gippsland Provides our agricultural industries and small rural businesses with free, confidential and independent planning and support services. Financial Counselling: Empowering our clients to make better business decisions We can assist you to better understand your financial position and help develop strategies to improve your farm or business. How we work with you: Our approach is set by your objectives. Our Counsellors work with you one-on-one to help you deal with stresses of financial hardship, set goals and work with you to achieve them Other Services: We are here to help. We provide access to Government assistance, industry and professional support programs, as well as information and referrals to assist you with managing personal stress. Health and Wellbeing Services: RFCS Gippsland take an individual approach to our client’s wellbeing While our specialised Rural Financial Counsellors and Small Business Support teams work on reducing your financial stressors, our Wellness Support Officer will focus on YOU and your family’s emotional and physical wellbeing. Your health is priority and we work with you to develop personal strategies with tailored support to help better manage life’s unexpected challenges. Call 1300 045 747 or visit to see how we can help.

  • Rite Mentoring
  • Rite Mentoring is an innovative youth mentoring organisation that equips local communities to prepare boys for the responsibilities of manhood. We train mentors, provide school and community-based mentoring programs, and facilitate rites of passage experiences.


  • SCOPE Disability Support Services
  • Provides individualised and group based services for adults and children with disability, developmental delay or additional needs. Services include community and centre based activities, therapy, education, community inclusion and respite.

  • Skillsplus Pty Ltd - Pakenham
  • Together SkillsPlus and BRACE run a diverse range of services offering a pathway from education and training into employment. Our delivery is underpinned by our vision that social and economic participation should be a right of all individuals in our communities. We offer support to people from various backgrounds and abilities, including disengaged youth, migrants, long-term unemployed, people with disabilities, and those facing financial, learning or social barriers.

  • South East Community Links (SECL)
  • SECL Youth Services is a place where young people are always welcome. We offer a wide range of services and help for young people aged 25 and under.

    We are open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Drop-In services are available Monday to Friday, 2pm-4.30pm for young people to see a worker, talk about what’s happening and find out how we can help. You can also just drop in and use our computers to access Facebook, emails, the internet or do your school work.

  • South East Local Learning & Employment Network (SELLEN)
  • Intermediary agency connecting education, business, employers, government, schools and community to support young people aged 10 to 21 years.

  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA)
  • The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA) offers a range of services including counselling for victims/survivors of sexual and physical assault, children and adults, female and male. The Centre also works with non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers.

  • Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre (SMRC)
  • Provides services to support newly arrived migrants and refugees in Melbourne's south east. Services include family support, support and activities for refugee young people (including homework support), aged care services, social enterprise and community capacity building.

  • Springvale Learning and Activities Centre (SLAC)
  • Our aspiration is to enable the disadvantaged people in our community to break the cycle of poverty, isolation and/or poor health and reach their full potential through learning and skills development, direct assistance, effective services and facilitated community connections.

    Springvale Learning and Activities Centre (SLAC) is an Incorporated Association, Registered Charity and Registered Training Organisation.

    SLAC is also a Neighbourhood House and Learn Local organisation.

    SLAC operates a successful Social Enterprise – CoCO’s Community Creating Opportunities located at 2/48 McCrae Street, Dandenong. 

  • Springvale Monash Legal Service Inc.
  • Springvale Monash Legal Service Provides free and confidential legal advice to community members of all ages

  • Springvale Neighbourhood House
  • Springvale Neighbourhood House is a place of learning, social activities and cultural celebration. We provide formal learning in English and digital literacy, daily drop-in activities, healthy lifestyle classes, cultural and multicultural social groups, classes in cultural arts and craft, outings and community celebrations. The House is home to 46 cultural and multicultural groups who meet on all days of the week, including weekends.

  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to shape a more just and compassionate society. We provide services and activities such as Home Visitation, Soup Vans, Youth Programs, Education Programs, Vinnies stores.

  • StandBy Support after Suicide
  • StandBy Support after Suicide Is an Australian Government initiative, established in 2002 to meet the need for a coordinated community response to suicide. StandBy is Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide.

  • STREAT has a range of youth programs:

    Taste of STREAT (Youth) -  A 2 hour interactive workshop for young people (and accompanying workers) who are interested in STREAT’s Ready to Work program and keen to learn a little bit more about the program to help them decide if it's right for them.  Date: TBC February 2022

    Taste of STREAT (Community Orgs) - A 2 hour information, networking and pizza session run by STREAT Youth Programs for Team Leaders and Managers of relevant referral services who are keen to learn more about STREAT’s programs. Date: TBC February 2022

    Intro to Work - an eight-week individual program for people wanting to access hospitality or horticulture focused work experience with weekly individual support. This is a roll-in roll-out program that runs throughout the year. Accepting referrals now!

    Ready to Work - a 20-week fully supported group program for young people seeking work in hospitality or Horticulture. It includes on-the-job training, accredited training (Cert II in Hospitality or Cert II in Horticulture), Work Readiness workshops, creative and social engagement and individual case support and referral. Plus guaranteed employment opportunities for graduates through our Paid to Work program! Commencing: TBC February 2022. Accepting referrals now!

    Paid to Work - a six-month program offering Ready to Work graduates an opportunity to transition into 20-25 hours a week of paid employment facilitated through one of our partner employers.

    Job Club: A weekly drop-in session for young people wanting individual assistance with looking for work (E.g. resumes, cover letters, job search sites). No booking necessary – just drop in! Every Friday 1pm - 3pm. *Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions, Job Club will remain Virtual until further notice*


  • TaskForce
  • Our core services focus on addressing social issues of alcohol and other drug dependence, unemployment, youth disengagement, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. We assist young people, adults and families.

  • The Bridge
  • Provides respite, adult day services, individual support, supported and open employment.

  • Try Work
  • We support young people facing barriers to employment, whether it’s due to risk of homelessness, mental disability, socially adverse backgrounds, educational disengagement or long-term unemployment.


  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • We provide help to people with their legal problems. We focus on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most.

  • Virtual Y
  • You can keep fit through workouts and training at home; learn all about nutrition with our delicious recipes and Healthy Living Magazine; look after your wellbeing with mindfulness practices; learn with your family with home activities; and engage with like-minded young people through our Youth Space.


  • Wayss
  • Wayss supports people in Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and people who have experienced family violence, to access safe, secure and affordable housing.

  • Whitelion
  • Whitelion is a voluntary service. We take referrals directly from young people, their family, or statutory services and other community organizations. If you are aged 10 - 25 and live in one of our catchment areas we may be able to provide you with support.

    Whitelion can help if you: 

    • Live in out of home care,
    • Are worried by your risk taking behaviour,
    • At risk of/experiencing homelessness,
    • Have been to court, are on a community order or in custody,
    • Have stopped attending school and would like help to return, or look for alternative options,
    • Would like support with job opportunities.

  • Windana Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Windana is a leading Melbourne-based drug and alcohol treatment centre specialising in holistic, client-focused recovery services programs. Clients choose from residential and a range of supportive community-based recovery and rehabilitation programs. We help people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environments and support our clients wherever they are in the recovery process.

    Founded in 1984, Windana offers medically supported withdrawal programs in addition to its pioneering evidence-based, non-medical treatment programs. For Windana, effective recovery is about offering choices for people to take their lives in new, positive directions.

  • Windermere
  • Provides family violence counselling, sexual assault counselling, parenting support and family services, case management services, family violence flexible support packages, housing services, victims assistance program, school community programs, group work, family day care


  • Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS)
  • Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is a leading youth health not-for-profit agency that enables highly vulnerable and high-risk young people with substance dependence and misuse issues, mental illness and social disconnection to take control of their health and wellbeing.