View advice about community inclusion during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Victorian neighbourhood house sector guidance

The neighbourhood house sector provides services to many vulnerable Victorians. People who are disadvantaged or vulnerable may be especially impacted by the current pandemic due to their lack of personal, social and financial resources.

Access to food and essential items

Information in this document refers to access to food and essential items for all members of our community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Volunteers willingly dedicate their time for the common good and without financial gain. A strong volunteering culture improves outcomes for people, communities and the environment, supports the delivery of services and improves mental health and wellbeing for volunteers themselves.

  • Information for current and prospective volunteers about how to support the community and stay safe is available on the Volunteer.vic website.

Extreme Hardship Support Program

The Extreme Hardship Support Program can provide financial assistance, information and referrals to people living in Victoria who are experiencing significant hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and who are unable to access other forms of Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government income support. The program may support for temporary and provisional visa holders and undocumented migrants with little or no income, savings or community support.