Our community is feeling the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects on many aspects of our daily lives. We are acutely aware of the effect the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation is having on our community and that these impacts will continue to evolve.

Contact Community Connect

COVID-19 presents new challenges for all of us each and every day. To support you and your family at this time we have launched Community Connect, a dedicated support service for Manningham.

Call us from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday).

Contact us to speak with a dedicated support officer who can connect you with a range of social support groups and resources depending on your needs.

If you are feeling vulnerable, are self-isolating or need assistance in completing everyday tasks please get in touch, we’re here to help:

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Be Kind Manningham

In these unprecedented and challenging times, one thing we can do is band together as a community and show a little kindness to ourselves and to each other.

Let us introduce you to Be Kind Manningham, an initiative to encourage everyone in our community to continue to be kind to others, be kind to those most in need at this time, and be kind to yourself.

Visit our Be Kind page to find out more.

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Apply for financial hardship

We are acutely aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the impact this may have on your ability to make payment for your council rates at this time.

If you are experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 you can apply for a special payment arrangement with us.

Visit our Financial Hardship page to find out more. 

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Apply for the utility relief grant scheme

Residents in the Manningham community experiencing temporary financial hardship may be eligible for a utility relief grant to help pay an overdue mains electricity, gas or water bill. The grant is up to $650 on each utility type in a two-year period. Visit the DHHS website for further information and to apply. 

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Supporting Manningham through COVID-19 - Translations

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State Government and Federal Government support

The State Government and Federal Government have a range of support packages available to individuals during this time.

The Victorian Government also has a support package for Victorian workers impacted by COVID-19.

NDIS participants and providers can access support and resources via the NDIS website

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Emergency relief for temporary visa holders

Australian Red Cross is providing a small one-off emergency relief payment to people who are on temporary visas, who have no way to support themselves and have urgent needs.

Visit their website to find out how to access support. 

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Doncare delivers a wide range of support services and programs to help families, the aged, youth and disadvantaged within our community. Their main services include:

  • Information and emergency relief
  • Counselling
  • Family services
  • Family violence prevention and recovery
  • Social support for seniors

If you are in need of support during this time, please contact Doncare on 9856 1500 or doncare@doncare.org.au


Additional support is available during this time, you can access the following resources:

Looking after your mental health

Family violence support

Crisis support and suicide prevention 

Support for the LGBTQIA+ community

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