COVID-19 Assistance

Through COVID-19 we’re here to help  

Our local services assist people experiencing personal and financial difficulties by providing information, referral and support services including Emergency Relief (food vouchers and food, assistance with bills and medicines).

At this time of self-isolation, Community Information and Support Victoria will continue to meet the needs of people in need of support, while ensuring the community and our members, volunteers and staff are safe.

Media Release: COVID supplement needs to be retained

The full COVID supplement to JobSeeker payments should have been maintained until it was replaced with a permanent, adequate payment, according to Kate Wheller, Executive Officer, Community Information and Support Victoria (CISVic). She said: ‘the Government should not be cutting a temporary payment at a time of great uncertainty and insecurity’.

COVID-19 has exposed how deep the digital divide is in our schools

CIS Glen Eira - Community Information Support Glen Eira

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) CIS Glen Eira will be closed to the public until further notice. 


Energy bill relief through winter during the COVID-19 crisis

CISVic are a signatory to a letter drafted by Brotherhood of St Laurence, requesting a temporary increase to energy concessions, an additional one-off Utility Relief Grant and for an extention of energy concessions for people seeking asylum on bridging visas.

To better support vulnerable households during the COVID-19 winter. To view the letter click here


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