Support Services including DindiLink

DindiLink 

DindiLink is a brand new Council service aimed at helping people over the age of 65, and others who are in higher-risk categories for COVID-19. This could include people who have serious health issues, people with lowered immune systems or other issues that make them vulnerable.

DindiLink aims to support our most vulnerable community members who need help, but might not be able to use online ordering services - and might not have friends, family or neighbours who can help.

If you think you are eligible (or think you know someone who might be eligible in our Shire) you can give Council a call by phoning 5772 0333.

If you are receiving services from Nexus Primary Health or Menzies Support Services, please ring them first.  They may be able to change your services to meet your needs. You can contact Nexus Primary Health on 1300 77 33 52 or Menzies Support Services on 5772 1888.

Want to help? Council is working with other community groups and organisations to provide this service and help those who are in need. Council has called for volunteers to register if they are in a position to help their community. Click here to register.

My Aged Care

The Federal Government has relaxed the entry requirements for services accessed through My Aged Care. If you are aged or have a disability you may be eligible to access immediate in home support like shopping assistance. You need to register for My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422, if you are eligible you can access services for up to six weeks prior to an assessment allowing services to be put in place quickly. My Aged Care will work  with our local aged and disability support providers, Nexus Primary Health and Menzies Support Services to make sure you get support.  

Other Support Services

The Victorian Government, in partnership with Red Cross and Foodbank Victoria have care packages available for people who have

  • COVID-19 or suspected to have COVID-19; and
  • been mandated to isolate themselves; and
  • no family, friends or neighbours to assist them

 If you think you are eligible, call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 675 398 and discuss your needs.

Register to Volunteer

We know lots of people are keen to find out how they can help others in Murrindindi Shire during this pandemic. We are seeking expressions of interest from those who are keen to volunteer their time and resources in the event we are called on by the State Government to assist with the coordination and delivery of food and other essential goods in coming weeks.

If you’d like to register to help out, click here

Home Delivery Services

There are a range of businesses in Murrindindi Shire offering delivery services. You can find them on our Dindi Directory here

Beyond Housing

If you are facing homelessness, at risk of losing your private rental or need an affordable place to live during this challenging time - Beyond Housing may be able to help.  

In response to COVID-19, Beyond Housing has changed how they are providing services. You can contact them on 1800 825 955 or find out more information here. You can also email them at info@beyondhousing.org.au or send a message via Facebook. Beyond Housing offices are closed during this time.