Caring for our Community


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.

Community Support

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

  • Southern Peninsula Community Support 5986 1285
  • Westernport Community Support 5979 2762
  • Mornington Community Information and Support Centre Inc. 5975 1644

The 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.

Register to Volunteer

Supporting local business

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.