Caring for our Community

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The Coronavirus pandemic has brought a new set of challenges to communities all over Australia and the Mornington Peninsula Shire is proactively addressing these challenges locally.

The ‘Caring for our Community’ initiative addresses an immediate issue of making sure vulnerable and isolated members of our community are looked after by delivering care packages to their door.

Shire staff have been re-directed from non-essential services and community volunteers are supporting the program. This provides a direct way for community and Shire team members to get involved in helping those most at risk during this challenging time.

Ways to stay connected and social in your local community during lockdown

Reach out to your local community house and check out the range of online social activities and programs they are offering.

Check out the great range of online events activities the Shire's libraries and gallery are offering.

Visit the Shire’s What’s On Listing for all the latest online events across the Peninsula. 

Ways to seek support from your local community during lockdown

Community Support 

The Shire supports the three community support and information centres across the Peninsula who are providing emergency relief on the Peninsula: 

 

These Centres provide a wide range of support to people in need of assistance ranging from food, material aid to bill payments. If you know someone who needs help reach out to the organisations.  

For assistance with housing, please phone The Salvation Army Homelessness Rosebud Office on 5986 0000 or Frankston Office on 9784 5000. 

You can also download the Mornington Peninsula Food and Other Help Guide 

Ways to support your local community

Support local businesses

Coronavirus is impacting all of us, including our local businesses. Supporting local businesses is more important than ever. 

Where possible please shop local, buy local – our businesses really need you right now. You can search for local businesses and their changed ways of operating on the Shire’s business directory website.  

Many businesses that can are moving to online sales, home delivery, phone orders, no contact collection and more. 

Volunteer in your local community

Metropolitan Melbourne, including the Mornington Peninsula, is in lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19. Once restrictions lift, you may register or place your interest in volunteering.   

Volunteer positions across the Peninsula 

Volunteer for the Shire