Emergency relief is AVAILABLE: Monday to THURSday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

The Emergency Relief service is available for residents of the City of Darebin.  Proof of residence will be required..

  • Food parcels - available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday- (Limited to one parcel per person per week)

  • Fresh Food - available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  (Limit one fresh food parcel per person per week)

  • Bread - available Tuesday and Thursday

  • Telstra Vouchers

  • Phone Cards

  • Assistance with Utility Relief Grant

*Resources listed can be limited and some require certain eligibility.

The services within the Emergency Relief program recognises that people have the right to an adequate income to support themselves, and that an inability to do so may not be their fault and/or responsibility.

If you are experiencing financial stress or difficulties you may be eligible to for emergency assistance, including food parcels, fresh food and other types of support. During each Emergency relief session a trained Volunteer Community Support Workers will ask you some questions about your circumstances to help you get the assistance you may require.

If you are having difficulty paying bills our staff can advocate on your behalf with your providers to set up a manageable payment plan or give good information to assist you to access support.

If you have forms to fill in and you are unsure of how to go about it, we may be able to assist you.

We are here to assist where we can, and if we cannot assist today we will helpfully refer you to an appropriate service.

Emergency Relief can be further understood by going through our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

For a list of Financial Assistance and Food Vouchers in the City of Darebin Click Here

 PLEASE CALL to discuss your needs Monday to Thursday  – PHONE – 9480 8200

DIVRS is a member agency

DIVRS is a member agency