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.

Save Our Volunteer Support Organisation

Save our Volunteer Support Organisation

Community Information and Support Victoria (CISVic) is calling on the Victorian Government to commit vital funding of at least $650,000 to save volunteering. Our members providing Volunteer Support Services have been the local backbone of volunteering in our community and this is currently at risk due to funding changes from 30th June 2021.

Working for Victoria

Numbers and text on a purple background. Text: "56 new staff including Full-time Case Workers & Support Workers recruited across 25 member agencies. Thank you!"

During the pandemic, CISVic member agencies lost the majority of their volunteers. Volunteers tend to be in the age group most vulnerable to COVID-19 and understandably many could not safely participate in frontline work.


Submission to Victorian Government 10-Year Social and Affordable Housing Strategy Consultations

#RaiseTheRateForGood - the fight continues

With the devastating news that the Senate passed the Government's JobSeeker legislation last week, we want to be clear we are not giving up. As set out in our Advocacy Working Group, raising the rate of all income support payments will continue to be a priority advocacy campaign for CISVic.


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


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