Emergency Relief

DVCS administers Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Government and DVCS operations. This is for individuals and families in financial crisis.

ER is available in the form of:

  • Material aid – Coles gift vouchers
  • Referral to Diamond Valley FoodShare
  • PTV Day Pass cards
  • Petrol cards
  • Telstra vouchers
  • Prescription cheques
  • Back to School Programme
  • Referral to annual council sponsored relief i.e. Banyule Children's Gift Appeal
  • Mailbox Service
  • DVCS Op Shop referral

Please note: all clients are assessed on an individual basis for their eligibility for each service. Clients must live within DVCS area boundaries and hold a current Centrelink Card.