Emergency relief

Bethany Community Support provides emergency relief, a program that helps low and fixed-income individuals and families who need assistance quickly. We can help with:

  • short-term financial relief – like food vouchers and bill payments
  • referrals to financial counselling services and other services you may need

How to access

Intakes for appointments are over the phone at 9am on Monday. No referral is required.

Please phone (03) 52788122 at 9am on Mondays. The demand for emergency relief is high and appointments are limited. The program is designed to assist you once.  If you need ongoing support, we can help connect you with other services like financial counselling services, government concessions and grants, as well as other organisations that offer emergency relief and food relief.   

Please note if Monday is a public holiday, emergency relief will open 9am Tuesday.

Further resources

Other local emergency relief providers



Other financial support resources

National debt helpline – 1800 007 007

Money Smart

Financial Counselling Victoria 

Victorian government concessions for Victorians who are on low incomes or experiencing hardship and need help meeting the cost of living.

Victorian State Government