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 Care Packages for those in need
We are offering free care packages for our most vulnerable, disadvantaged and isolated community members to address the impacts of Coronavirus on the Peninsula.
Learn more about care packages, including who is eligible and how you can register to receive a care package.
The care packages are being distributed in partnership with our local Community Support Centres and community volunteeers.
Download: Caring for Community Information Brochure(PDF, 129KB)
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 and Information Centre 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.
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.