Find local crisis support services

There are a range of health and support services, programs and resources to support our community.

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Emergency food relief

These community-based agencies and organisations provide emergency relief and material aid such as food hampers, vouchers and pantries to people in financial crisis living in Manningham as part of the Food Relief Network.

Suite 4, Level 1, Manningham City Square, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108
 9856 1500

Provision of financial assistance through food vouchers and non-perishable food items, utility bill support, school cost as well as vet fees for the four-legged members of Manningham.  Please call to organise an appointment prior to arrival.

143-145 Parker Street, Templestowe
9846 7244

Food Hampers can be arranged by referral and collected on Tuesday by appointment between 10.00am to 2.00pm. For help outside these hours please call or email.


320 Reynolds Road, Donvale, 3111
9844 4465

Foodbank operates fortnightly on Tuesdays. Meet for coffee and refreshments from 6.00pm to 7.00pm followed by drive thru foodbank from 7.00pm to 7.30pm.   
A pre-packed grocery box is provided together with fresh food and frozen meals.
Call the Foodbank office or complete the online form to register.

Download the Vantage Point Community Recipe Book.

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0423 334 383

Food parcels, food vouchers, other assistance when available. Office hours are Monday and Thursday 9.00am to 12pm. You will be assessed over the phone and food/vouchers are distributed contactless to your home. 

Ted Ajani Reserve, 2/284 Thompsons Rd, Lower Templestowe VIC 3107
9850 3687

Food Pantry available by appointment.

1800 305 330

Welfare Assistance Line, call 1800 305 330.
Monday to Friday, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, except public holidays.
Assistance with food hampers and material aid. Requests are relayed to volunteers in the local area.
This service is free and confidential.

325 Mitcham Road, Mitcham 3132
9873 4822

Food parcels and food vouchers available. Call anytime and leave a message to schedule an appointment.

69 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
9653 3299

Referral services (ring for an appointment) for food parcels and vouchers. Drop-in lounge open 10.00am to 4.00pm with tea, coffee and light snacks. Soup and bread serviced at 12.00pm.

87 Grey Street, St Kilda VIC
9537 1166

Free midday meal every day including Christmas Day from 12.00pm to 1.30pm. Also serves free breakfast 7 days a week from 9.00am, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

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Multilingual and multicultural support services

Our community is diverse with residents from more than 140 countries.

9285 4888

A range of free services and can provide help on issues related to aged care, disability, employment, housing, English classes and more

9285 4888

A range of free services and can provide help on issues related to aged care, disability, employment, housing, English classes and more

9651 5901

The voice between our culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the Victorian Government

9898 1965 

Providing support services to our Chinese community. Services include but are not limited to: settling into Australia, carer support services, home and community care, senior activities.

1300 755 878 

A confidential telephone peer-supported program for the Chinese speaking community who are experiencing problems with gambling.

0466 157 906

A not-for-profit, non-political and non-religious organisation who works with government and non-government organisations, advocating on public policies and more.

Additional community support services

Access free counselling support for gambling, drugs and alcohol.

    Help protect your rights and represent those who need it the most with these free legal services:

        Get support to people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault with these services.

        Get emergency and crisis accommodation with these services.

        Assistance with financial and material aid such as bills, groceries and more can be found at these organisations.

        Health services available for everyone in our community.

        If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs and alcohol, counselling and information are available.

        • Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service: 1800 888 236
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        Wellbeing support services

        Mental health is a state of emotional, social, and psychological wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also impacts how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

        Find support with our online resource directory.