- $1500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (Word)
- $450 Coronavirus Test Isolation Payment (Word)
- $450 Coronavirus Test Isolation Payment (PDF)
- Emergency Relief Packages fact sheet (Word)
- Emergency support factsheet (Word)
- How to access services you need - public housing estates (Word)
- Looking after your mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (PDF)
- Looking after your mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Word)
- Family violence factsheet (Word)
- Family violence support - public housing estates (Word)
Extreme Hardship Support Program
Australian Red Cross has received Victorian Government funding specifically to support people who do not have access to Commonwealth income support (including Job Seeker and Job Keeper) or the Victorian Government’s International Student Emergency Fund.
The support is targeted to the most vulnerable temporary and provisional visa holders and undocumented migrants. Depending on individual need, up to three small emergency relief payments can be made per person or family over the next six months.
Emergency relief payments are not income support. They are limited and we know may not meet all needs that you have.
From 11:59pm on 27 October, Melbourne's steps to COVID Normal were updated:
◘ There are no restrictions on the reasons or time limit to leave home, however personal travel radius remains at 25km
◘ Melburnians no longer need to have a permit to if they need to attend their work place in the metro areas; permit rule remains if travel from metro to regionals Victoria for work
◘ Gatherings OUTDOORS - up to 10 people from unlimited number of households can gather
◘ Gatherings INDOORS -one household can have up to two people (with children/dependents) from one other household visiting per day, this means if a member from one household had visited a friend, no other members from both households should visit other people's home
◘ Shops, cafes and restaurants are allowed to open with limits of people indoors and outdoors - we strongly encourage you to comply with the COVID Safe Rules when visiting!
◘ 🚨⚠️Face coverings 😷 must be a fitted mask that covers the nose and mouth⚠️🚨
◘ Sports, weddings, funerals and religious locations are allowed to open with limits of people that can attend, please make sure to check DHHS's latest update for detail!
Detailed information regarding current restrictions for cafes and restaurants, community services, entertainment and culture, homes and property, religion and ceremony, retail, sports and exercise, travel and work/study are listed on the following page: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-reopening-roadmap-metro-melbourne
Here are more useful resources:
Please make sure to read the following page published by the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services:
Other Useful links:
AMES Blogs: content regarding employment, study, community and more.COVID19 Weekday Updates