As part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s ‘Caring for our Community’ initiative, we are offering free care packages for our most vulnerable, disadvantaged and isolated community members to address the impacts of Coronavirus on the Peninsula.
The Shire has packing and distribution centres in Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings run by Shire staff and community volunteers.
Care packages will be transported from our distribution centres and sent door-to-door to eligible households through contactless delivery.
There will be two essential packs with a variety of non-perishable items (i.e. pasta, canned goods etc.) and hygiene items (male and female).
You are eligible to receive a care package if you:
- are experiencing short term issues due to COVID-19
- are unwell
- are considered ‘at risk’ of getting COVID-19
- have no support locally
- are experiencing significant hardship
Priority is based on stock availability.
How do I register to receive care packages?
To register to receive a care package from Mornington Peninsula Shire phone 1300 850 600.
If you need the assistance of an interpreter phone 131 450
TTY/voice calls: 133 677
Speak and listen: 1300 555 727
SMS relay: 0423 677 767
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment contact us through the National Relay Service: communications.gov.au
For those in mandatory self-isolation, the state government have Emergency Relief packages you can access by calling the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
This local response initiative will complement the government’s Emergency Relief Packages for those in mandatory isolation.