Help for individuals
If you need assistance during the current COVID-19 crisis, please see below for resources available.
Help within Ballarat
Community takeaway breakfast
Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 10am
49 Lydiard Street South Ballarat
Emergency food relief – phone 5338 8651
Monday to Thursday from 10.30am – 12pm
14 Victoria Street Ballarat
Breezeway Meals Program
Everyday 10.30am – 1pm
105 Dana Street Ballarat Central
Free take away meals for those in crisis situations.
Salvation Army Ballarat
Emergency food relief – phone 5337 0600
Monday to Friday 9.15am – 2pm
102 Eureka Street Ballarat
Café 102 Meal
Tuesday & Thursday 12pm
102 Eureka St Ballarat
Take away service outside the reception entry.
National Debt Counsellor Hotline
Free call 1800 007 007
St Vincent de Paul Society
Emergency food relief – 5334 2844
Victorian Government - Emergency Relief Packages
The program is to support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of family and friends to support them.
Each eligible household will receive a two-week supply of essential goods. Food packages will include items such as long-life milk, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables and sugar. Personal care packages will also be distributed to eligible households and include soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Additional items may also be provided depending on the needs of the household, such as nappies or baby formula.
The packages will be delivered door-to-door.
The emergency relief program for those in mandatory self-isolation only
To qualify for support, you must answer yes to one of these questions
- Have you been diagnosed with the Coronavirus?
- Have you returned from overseas in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with someone with Coronavirus in the past 14 days?
- Have you been advised by a health professional that you must self-isolate (for example has your GP or medical clinic advised by phone you must do so)
Packages can be accessed by calling Victoria’s Coronavirus hot-line on 1800 675 398.