COVID-19 Victoria State Government Hardship Support

29 July 2020
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AMES Australia's communication team have summarised the following resources published by the State Government of Victoria and we hope you'd find these content useful.

COVID-19 contact our 24-hour hotline: 1800 675 398

The Victorian DHHS is providing a one-off $1,500 payment designed to financially support Victorian workers who, as of 20 June, have been instructed by the department to self-isolate or quarantine at home because they are either diagnosed with COVID-19 or are a close contact of a confirmed case - for example, casual workers at aged care or childcare facilities. 


Please bear in mind that the only way to access this payment is over the phone, as the contact tracing team directly contacts all confirmed COVID-19 cases and their close contacts.

Subtitled videos to support your mental health: Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Greek & Arabic

Beyond Blue is providing Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

If you need support during the coronavirus pandemic, please call their 24-hour hotline: 1800 512 348

Other mental health resources: 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800

MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636

Headspace on 1800 650 890

ReachOut at

Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774

Family crisis response and support during coronavirus:



@safestepsFV 1800 015 188 (Victoria’s 24/7 confidential family violence support service.)

Other Useful links: 

AMES Blogs: content regarding employment, studies, community works and more.

COVID19 Daily Updates, March-June 2020

AMES Australia Online Service Standards

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