Older Adults Community Directory 2019-2020 - Moorabool Shire Council

 
Older Adults Community Directory 2019-2020 - Moorabool Shire Council
Older Adults
Community
Directory
2019 –2020
Older Adults Community Directory 2019-2020 - Moorabool Shire Council
Contents

ACCOMMODATION                 1   Community Meals                     43
Aged Care                     1   Community Houses                    44
Caravan Parks                 2   Lions Clubs                         45
Community Housing Supports    2   Country Women’s Association         45
Office of Housing             3   Rotary Clubs                        46
Retirement Villages           3   University of the Third Age         46
                                  Probus Clubs                        47
COMMUNICATION                 5   Historical Societies                47
Hearing                       5   Visitor Centre                      48
Interpreters                  6   Grandparents information            48
Libraries                     7   Pools & Leisure Centres             49
Education                     8
                                  SUPPORT SERVICES                    51
Justice of the Peace          9
Radio                        10   Emergency Relief                    51
                                  Wellness and Welfare Services       53
EMERGENCY                    13   Community Social Worker/
Emergency                    13   Counselling                         54
                                  Financial Counselling               55
MEDICAL                      19   Men                                 56
GP Clinics                   19   Grief and Loss                      56
Hospitals                    22   Crisis Support                      57
Mental Health                23   Social Support Groups               57
                                  Consumer Affairs                    58
OUTDOOR SPACES                    Legal                               58
& BUILDINGS                  27
                                  Animals/Pets                        60
Community Halls              27   Mental Health                       61
Senior Citizen Centres       30   Housing and Tenancy Support         62
Fitness Stations             31   Guardianship and Financial
Local Markets                31   Administration                      63
Opportunity Shops            32
                                  TRANSPORT                           67
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION         35   Taxis                               67
Men’s Groups                 35   Community Transport                 68
Bowling Clubs                36   Public Transport                    68
Walking Groups               37   Transport Support                   70
Religious Organisations      37   Medical / Community Transport       71
Gardening Groups             42   Disability Access                   72

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Accommodation

Aged Care

Grant Lodge                      ss6 Clarinda Street,
Aged Care                           Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  $$03 5637 9627
                                  ÅÅwww.djhs.org.au

Royal Freemasons                  ss58 Grey Street, Darley 3340
                                  $$1300 176 925
                                  vvaccess@royalfreemasons.org.au
                                  ÅÅwww.royalfreemasons.org.au

Villa Maria                       ss7 Griffith Street,
Catholic Homes                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
 – Providence
                                  $$03 5310 6777
 Retirement Village
                                  vvprovid@vmch.com.au
                                  ÅÅwww.vmch.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION

                Ballan Hostel –       ss168 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                Ballan District       $$03 5368 1577
                Health + Care
                                      vvwww.ballanhealth.com.au

                Caravan Parks

                Bacchus Marsh         ss26 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                Caravan Park          $$03 5367 2775
                                      vvinfo@bacchusmarshcp.com.au
                                      ÅÅwww.bacchusmarshcp.com.au

                Ballan Caravan Park   ss45 Jopling Street, Ballan 3342
                                      $$0467 084 733
                                      ÅÅwww.ballancaravanpark.com

                Community Housing Supports

                Child and Family      Social Housing Advocacy and
                Services – CAFS       Support Program

                                      ss52 Grant Street,
                                        Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                      $$03 5367 9900
                                      vvbm@cafs.org.au
                                      ÅÅwww.cafs.org.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Office of Housing

Department of                     Services provided by the Office of
Human Services                    Housing include provision of secure
                                  affordable and appropriate housing for
                                  low income persons , provision of units
                                  for older persons.

                                  ssCnr Mair and Doveton Streets,
                                    Ballarat 3350
                                  $$03 5333 6530
                                  ÅÅwww.housing.vic.gov.au

Retirement Villages

Bacchus Marsh                     ss96 Gisborne Road,
Retirement Living                   Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  $$03 5367 8444
                                  ÅÅwww.bacchusmarshretirementliving.
                                    com

Bellbrook Gardens                 ss168 Underbank Boulevard,
Retirement Village                  Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  $$1800 633 672 or
                                    0408 839 187
                                  vvinfo@countryclubvillages.com.au
                                  ÅÅwww.countryclubvillages.com.au

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Communication

Hearing

Bacchus Marsh                     ss10 Turner Street,
Hearing Clinic                      Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YY9am-5pm
                                  $$03 5333 2999
                                  vvreception@ballarathearingclinic.
                                    com.au
                                  ÅÅwww.healthdirect.gov.au

Bloom Hearing                     ssSuite 2/8 Gell Street,
Specialists                         Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YY9am-4.30pm
                                  $$03 5367 6188
                                  ÅÅwww.bloomhearing.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION

                National               ss68 & 68A The Village, 178-180
                Hearing Care             Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                       YYMon to Fri 8.30am-5pm
                                       $$1800 703 451
                                       vvbacchusmarsh@nhc.com.au
                                       ÅÅhttps://nhc.com.au
COMMUNICATION

                National               Provide communications options for
                Relay Services         Australians who are deaf, hard of hearing
                                       and/or have a speech impairment.

                                       $$1800 254 649 (free call) or
                                         02 6271 1000

                Interpreters

                DSS – Free             Free Service
                Interpreting Service
                                       $$131 450
                                       vvTIS.FreeInterpreting@homeaffairs.
                                         gov.au
                                        www.dss.gov.au

                Vic Interpreting &     Free Service
                Translating Service
                                       YY8.30am-5.30pm
                                       $$03 9280 1941
                                       vvenquiries@vits.com.au
                                       ÅÅwww.languageloop.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Libraries

Ballan Library                    ss143 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                  YYWed 9.30am-1pm, Fri 1pm-5pm,
                                    Sat 9.30am-1pm
                                  $$0419 519 650
                                  ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                    residents/community/library-

                                                                             COMMUNICATION
                                    services

Lerderderg Library                ss229 Main Street,
                                    Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YYMon to Fri 8.30am-5pm,
                                    Sat 9am-1pm, Sun Closed
                                  $$03 5367 2533
                                  vvlibrary@centralhighlandslibraries.
                                    org.au
                                  ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                    residents/community/library-
                                    services

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ACCOMMODATION

                Mobile library      $$0419 519 650
                                    YYTuesday:
                                    8.50am-10am, St Brendans, Dunstown;
                                    10.50am-11.10am, St Mary’s Primary School,
                                    Clarke Hill;
                                    11.30am-12.30pm, Bungaree, in front of the
                                    General Store;
                                    2.30pm-3.30pm, Gordon Public Hall
COMMUNICATION

                                    YYWednesday:
                                    12.45pm-1.15pm, Greendale Lyons Reserve;
                                    1.30pm-2pm, Blackwood Memorial Hall;
                                    2.00pm-2.30pm, Blackwood, Main Street.

                Education

                Ballan & District   Term Programs
                Community House
                                    ss143 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                    $$03 5368 1934
                                    ÅÅwww.ballancommunityhouse
                                      .com.au

                Darley              Classes each term in relation to Art and
                Neighbourhood       Recreation Classes, Health and Wellbeing
                House               and In the Kitchen classes.

                                    ss33-35 Jonathon Drive, Darley 3340
                                    $$03 5367 4390
                                    vvinfo@dnhlc.org.au
                                    ÅÅwww.darleylearning.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION
The Laurels                       ss229 Main Street,
                                    Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  $$03 5367 1061
                                  vvinfo@thelaurels.org.au
                                  ÅÅwww.thelaurels.org.au

                                                                             COMMUNICATION
U3A (University                   ssPO Box 1074, Bacchus Marsh 3340
of the Third Age)                 vvinfo@u3abacchus.org.au
                                  ÅÅwww.u3abacchus.org.au

Justice of the Peace

Bacchus Marsh                     ss117 Main Street,
Police Station                      Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YYTue 5pm-7pm, Fri 11am-1pm
                                  $$03 5367 4390
                                  ÅÅwww.justice.vic.gov.au

Lerderderg Library                ss229 Main Street,
                                    Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YYWed 10am-12noon
                                  $$03 5367 2533
                                  vvlibrary@centralhighlandslibraries.
                                    org.au
                                  ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au

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ACCOMMODATION

                Radio

                Apple FM 98.5   ss182 Halletts Way, Darley 3340
                                $$03 5367 6671
                                ÅÅwww.apple985fm.com.au
COMMUNICATION

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Emergency

Emergency

POLICE/FIRE/                      $$000
AMBULANCE

Bacchus Marsh and                 ss29-35 Grant Street,
Melton Regional                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
Hospital
                                  $$03 5367 2000
                                  ÅÅwww.djhs.org.au/urgent-care-
                                    hospital-services

Bacchus Marsh SES                 ss11 Gisborne Road,
– Storm and Flood                   Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  $$132 500
                                  ÅÅwww.ses.vic.gov.au

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ACCOMMODATION

                Ballan District       Xray; 24/7 Urgent care; Acute Care;
                Health and Care       Meals on Wheels; Palliative Care;
                Hospital              District Nursing

                                      ss33 Cowie Street, Ballan 3342
                                      YY24 hours
                                      $$03 5368 1100
                                      vvhospital@bdhc.com.au
                                      ÅÅwww.ballanhealth.com.au/hospital

                Ballarat Base         ss1 Drummond Street North,
                Hospital –              Ballarat 3350
                Emergency Health
                                      YY24 hours
                & Dental Assistance
                                      $$03 5368 1100
                                      ÅÅwww.bhs.org.au
EMERGENCY

                Nurse on Call         NURSE-ON-CALL is a phone service that
                                      provides immediate, expert health advice
                                      from a registered nurse. If you think your
                                      situation is an emergency, you should
                                      always call 000 or go to an emergency
                                      department at a hospital.

                                      YY24 hours, 7 days a week
                                      $$1300 606 024
                                      ÅÅwww2.health.vic.gov.au/primary-
                                        and-community-health/primary-
                                        care/nurse-on-call

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ACCOMMODATION
Beyond Blue                       Beyond Blue provides information and
                                  support to help everyone in Australia
                                  achieve their best possible mental health,
                                  whatever their age and wherever they
                                  live.

                                  $$1300 224 636
                                  ÅÅwww.beyondblue.org.au

Centacare                         Victims Assistance Program; Community
                                  and Advocacy services; Mental Health
                                  Services; Employment Services; Housing
                                  Services; Counselling services.

                                  ss4-6 Peel Street North, Ballarat 3350
                                  $$03 5367 9908
                                  ÅÅwww.centacareballarat.org.au

                                                                               EMERGENCY
Family Violence                   1800RESPECT is a counselling,
information and                   information and referral service
support                           for all Australians

                                  $$1800RESPECT
                                  ÅÅwww.1800respect.org.au

Lifeline                          Suicide Helpline.

                                  $$1300 651 251
                                  ÅÅwww.lifeline.org.au

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                MensLine Australia     24 hour support. MensLine Australia
                                       is the national telephone and online
                                       support, information and referral service
                                       for men with family and relationship
                                       concerns.

                                       $$1300 789 978
                                       ÅÅwww.mensline.org.au

                SANE                   The SANE Help Centre provides the
                                       information, guidance, and referrals you
                                       need to manage mental health concerns.

                                       $$1800 187 263
                                       ÅÅwww.sane.org

                Telephone              TIS National provides operator-assisted
                Interpreting Service   access to an immediate phone interpreter
EMERGENCY

                                       in over 160 languages where you request
                                       your language and the operator allocates
                                       the interpreter for you.

                                       $$131 450
                                       ÅÅwww.tisnational.gov.au/Agencies/
                                         Help-using-TIS-National-services/
                                         Telephone-interpreting

                Victorian Poisons      Services provided include:
                Information Line       Telephone helpline; Health information;
                                       Emergency advice; Health Service
                                       referral; Poisons Information.

                                       $$13 11 26

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Medical

GP Clinics

Bacchus Marsh                      ssTurner Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Medical Centre                     YYMon to Fri 8am-8pm
                                     Sat 8am-5pm
                                     Sun & Public Hols 9am-1pm
                                   $$03 5367 3333
                                   vvadmin@bmmc.com.au
                                   ÅÅwww.bmmc.com.au

                                   ss147 Gisborne Road, Darley 3340
                                   YYMon to Fri 8am-6pm
                                     Sat & Sun 9am-2pm
                                   $$03 5367 5000
                                   ÅÅwww.bmmc.com.au

Ballan District                    ss164 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
Health and Care                    YY9am-8pm
                                   $$03 5366 7999
                                   ÅÅwww.ballanhealth.co.au
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ACCOMMODATION

                Ballan Lifeline   ss191 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                Medical Centre    YYMon 9am-5pm
                                    Tues & Wed 9am-4.30pm
                                    Thurs 9am-4pm
                                    Fri 9am-5pm
                                    Sat 9am-2pm
                                    Sun 9am-1pm
                                  $$03 5370 2436 or
                                    0469 411 449
                                  ÅÅwww.lifelinemedicals.com.au/ballan

                Grant St          Bulk billing
                Medical Clinic
                                  ss54 Grant Street,
                                    Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YYMon to Fri 8am-8pm
                                    Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 9am-5pm
                                  $$03 4367 7555
                                  ÅÅwww.grantstreetmc.com.au

                My Clinic         Bulk billing
                Bacchus Marsh
                                  ss12 Gell Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YYMon to Fri 8am-8pm
                                    Sat & Sun 9am-1pm
                                  $$03 5367 8000
                                  ÅÅwww.myclinicgroup.com.au/
MEDICAL

                                    our-clinics/myclinic-bacchus-marsh

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ACCOMMODATION
Rapha Bulk Billing                 Bulk billing
Medical Centre
                                   ss162 Gisborne Road, Darley 3340
                                   YYMon to Fri 8am-6pm
                                     Sat and Sun 9am-2pm
                                   $$03 5367 5969
                                   ÅÅwww.rbbmc.com.au

The Elms Family                    Bulk Billing only for eligible government
Medical Centre                     concession cards and children under
                                   16 years (for normal appointments)

                                   ssSuite 1-3/160 Main Street,
                                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   YY8am-8pm
                                   $$03 5367 6662
                                   ÅÅwww.theelms.com.au

                                                                                MEDICAL

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                Hospitals

                Ballan District       ss33 Cowie Street, Ballan 3342
                Health and Care       YY24 hours
                                      $$03 5368 1100
                                      ÅÅwww.ballanhealth.com.au

                Bacchus Marsh and     ss29-35 Grant Street,
                Melton Regional         Bacchus Marsh 3340
                Hospital
                                      YY24 hours
                                      $$03 5367 9674
                                      ÅÅwww.djhs.org.au/home

                St John of God        Services include: Maternity, cardiology,
                Hospital – Ballarat   oncology, hospital in the home, day
                                      surgery, inpatient and outpatient
                                      rehabilitation, and emergency care.

                                      ss101 Drummond Street North,
                                        Ballarat 3340
                                      $$03 5320 2111
                                      ÅÅwww.sjog.org.au/our-locations/
                                        st-john-of-god-ballarat-hospital

                Ballarat Base         ss1 Drummond Street North,
                Hospital                Ballarat 3350
MEDICAL

                                      $$5320 4000
                                      ÅÅwww.bhs.org.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Mental Health

ARCVic Anxiety                     The ARCVic is a state-wide, specialist
Recovery Centre                    mental health organisation, providing
Victoria                           support, recovery and educational
                                   services to people and families living
                                   with anxiety disorders.

                                   YYMon to Fri 10am-4pm
                                   $$03 9830 0533 or
                                     1300 ANXIETY or
                                     1300 269 438
                                   ÅÅwww.arcvic.org.au

Ballarat Health                    The Aged Community Mental Health
Mental Health                      Service is a regional service with offices
Services                           located in Ballarat, Ararat and Horsham.

                                   This is a community-focused team
                                   which provides specialist mental health
                                   services for people aged 65 years and
                                   over. It treats people with an existing
                                   mental disorder; those who develop a
                                   mental disorder later in life and those
                                   who have severe behavioural problems
                                   associated with dementia.

                                   ss1 Drummond Street North,
                                     Ballarat 3350
                                   YY24 hours
                                   $$03 5320 4100
                                                                                     MEDICAL

                                   ÅÅwww.bhs.org.au/mental-health

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                Find a Psychiatrist   The Royal Australian and New Zealand
                                      College of Psychiatrists is able to provide
                                      information about how to access private
                                      psychiatrists and their services.

                                      $$1800 337 448 or
                                        03 9640 0646
                                      ÅÅwww.yourhealthinmind.org/
                                        find-a-psychiatrist

                Find a Psychologist   The Australian Psychological Society
                                      (APS) is a professional association for
                                      psychologists in Australia.
                                      The APS Find a Psychologist Service is
                                      an online, telephone and email referral
                                      service for the general public, GPs and
                                      other health professionals who are
                                      seeking advised and assistance of a
                                      qualified APS psychologist.

                                      $$1800 333 497
                                      ÅÅwww.psychology.org.au/
                                        Find-a-Psychologist

                Hoarding              A central point of call for the community
                and Squalor           as a whole (individuals, family, friends,
                Resource unit         professionals, government departments,
                                      services and providers, and academics).

                                      $$1300 345 852
MEDICAL

                                      ÅÅwww.hsru.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Mental Health                      Grampians Partners in Recovery helping
Services                           those with severe and persistent mental
                                   illness and with complex needs requiring
                                   support from multiple agencies to
                                   receive that support.

                                   $$1800 056 400
                                   vvinfo@grampianspir.org.au
                                   ÅÅwww.grampianspir.org.au

                                                                               MEDICAL

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Outdoor Spaces
& Buildings

Community Halls

Bacchus Marsh                     ssPO Box 1064, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Town Hall                         vvbookings@bmhall.org.au
                                  ÅÅwww.bmhall.org.au

Ballan Community                  ss143 Inglis Street, Ballan 3352
Centre/Ballan                     vvinfo@bchvic.org.au
Mechanics Institute
                                  ÅÅwww.ballancommunityhouse.
                                    com.au

Balliang East                     ss120 Agars Road, Balliang East 3340
Soldiers                          vvmabafernandez4@gmail.com
Memorial Hall
                                  ÅÅhttps://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.
                                    au/places/150021

Balliang Public Hall              ss515 Hannahs Road, Balliang 3340
                                  vvbeggssteve2@gmail.com

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ACCOMMODATION
OUTDOOR SPACES
   & BUILDING

                 Blacksmiths          ssPO Box 45, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                 Cottage              vvstancliffe@netspace.net.au
                                      ÅÅwww.cottageandforge.com

                 Blackwood Hall       vvpfowler@bellenvironmental.com.au

                 Bungaree Hall        ssc/o Post Office, Bungaree 3352
                                      vvtrigg11@bigpond.com
                                      ÅÅwww.artsatlas.com.au/space/
                                        bungaree-mechanics-hall

                 Elaine Hall          vvelainetownhall@gmail.com

                 Gordon Public Hall   ssPO Box 49, Gordon 3345
                                      vvgreensandy@gmail.com
                                      ÅÅwww.artsatlas.com.au/space/
                                        gordon-public-hall

                 Lal Lal Soldiers     ss421 Clarendon-Lal Lal Falls Road,
                 Memorial Hall          Lal Lal 3352
                                      vvlallalautomotive@bigpond.com

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                                                                            OUTDOOR SPACES
                                                                               & BUILDING
Millbrook                         ss1974 Old Melbourne Road,
Community Centre                    Millbrook 3352
                                  vvmalabbett@bigpond.com

Mt Egerton Hall                   ss34 Church Street, Mt Egerton 3352
                                  $$03 5368 9205
                                  vvcreaneyfamily@internode.on.net
                                  ÅÅwww.artsatlas.com.au/space/
                                    mt-egerton-mechanics-hall/

Mt Wallace Hall &                 ss3694 Geelong-Ballan Road,
Recreation Reserve                  Mt Wallace 3342
                                  vvLethal1965@outlook.com

Myrniong Hall                     ss640 Mt Blackwood Road,
                                    Myrniong 3341
                                  vvm.w.powell@optusnet.com.au

Navigators                        ss159 Navigators Road,
Community Centre                    Navigators 3352
                                  vvbalagold@westnet.com.au

Rowsley War                       ssPO Box 357, Caulfield South 3162
Memorial Hall                     vvlorriehine@hotmail.com

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ACCOMMODATION
OUTDOOR SPACES
   & BUILDING

                 Wallace Public Hall   ss205 Chapmans Road, Wallace 3352
                                       vvdj_jm_quinlan@hotmail.com
                                       ÅÅwww.artsatlas.com.au/space/
                                         wallace-public-hall/

                 Senior Citizen Centres

                 Bacchus Marsh         ss10 Bennett Street,
                 Senior Citizens         Bacchus Marsh 3340
                 Club
                                       $$03 5367 3239
                                       vvinfo@moorabool.vic.gov.au
                                       ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                         senior-citizen-places

                 Ballan Senior         ss78 Steiglitz Street, Ballan 3352
                 Citizens Club         $$03 5368 1598
                                       ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                         senior-citizen-places

                 Blackwood Senior      ssMartin Street, Blackwood 3458
                 Citizens Club         $$03 5368 6613
                                       ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                         senior-citizen-places

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                                                                               OUTDOOR SPACES
                                                                                  & BUILDING
Bungaree Senior                   ssBungaree/Wallace Road,
Citizens Club                       Bungaree 3352
                                  $$03 5334 0454
                                  ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                    senior-citizen-places

Fitness Stations

Maddingley Park                   ss16 Taverner Street,
Reserve                             Maddingley 3340
                                  YY8am-8pm, 7 days a week
                                  ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                    directory/facilities/maddingley-park-
                                    recreation-reserve

Local Markets

Ballan Farmers                    Full of community spirit – brimming
Market (Mill                      with fresh produce. Held in the beautiful
Cottage)                          surrounds of Mill Cottage café. 30+
                                  stallholders.

                                  ss96 Inglis Street, Ballan 3352
                                  YY2nd Saturday of every Month
                                  $$0402 390 080
                                  vvballanmarket@gmail.com
                                  ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/events/
                                    ballan-farmers-and-makers-market

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ACCOMMODATION
OUTDOOR SPACES
   & BUILDING

                 Ballan Lions Club –   Local crafts and second hand treasures –
                 Community Market      a popular Ballan Lions Club initiative.

                                       ssInglis Street (Main Street),
                                         Ballan 3342
                                       YY1st Saturday of every Month
                                       $$0432 961 975
                                       vvballanlionscommunitymarket@
                                         gmail.com
                                       ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/events/
                                         ballan-lions-club-community-market

                 Darley Market         Darley Market is a parkside country style
                                       market with a large variety of plants, bric-
                                       a-brac, craft, tools and general stalls.

                                       ssDarley Park, Fitzroy Street,
                                         Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                       YY1st & 3rd Saturday of every Month
                                       $$0488 345 145
                                       ÅÅwww.onlymelbourne.com.au/
                                         darley-market

                 Opportunity Shops

                 Opportunity on        ss159 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                 Inglis – Op Shop      YYMon to Sat 10am-3pm, Sun Closed
                 & Café
                                       $$0438 309 357
                                       ÅÅwww.ballanhealth.com.au/op-shop

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                                                                              OUTDOOR SPACES
                                                                                 & BUILDING
Salvos                            ss120A Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh                       Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YYMon to Sat 9am-5pm
                                    Sun Closed
                                  $$03 5367 5208
                                  ÅÅhttps://salvosstores.com.au/store/
                                    vic/bacchus-marsh/110

Silver Lining                     The Silver Lining Op Shop sells
Op Shop /                         secondhand goods, including furniture at
Baptist Care                      a reasonable price.

                                  ss29 Holts Lane, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                  YYWed to Sat 10am-3pm
                                  ÅÅhttp://silverliningopshop.blogspot.
                                    com

Steptoes Op Shop                  ss111 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                  YYFri to Sat 9.30am-3pm

Vinnies                           ss8 Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Bacchus Marsh                     YYMon to Sat 9am-5pm
                                    Sun 10am-4pm
                                  $$03 8199 4205
                                  vvbacchusmarsh.shop@svdp-vic.
                                    org.au
                                  ÅÅwww.vinnies.org.au/shops/
                                    view/1618

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Social Participation

Men’s Groups

Ballan & District                  The Men’s Group organise a range of
Community House                    activities including meetings, guest
– Men’s Program                    speakers, friendly visiting, fundraising
                                   activities, excursions and more! Come
                                   along and share your stories and skills,
                                   on a Monday morning, followed by a
                                   luncheon.

                                   ss143 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                   YYMeets Mondays 9am-2pm
                                   $$03 5368 1934
                                   vvinfo@bchvic.org.au
                                   sswww.ballancommunityhouse.
                                     com.au/courses/men-s-program/

Men’s Shed,                        ssAt Rear of “The Laurels”
Bacchus Marsh                        229 Main Street,
                                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   $$03 5367 1061
                                   ÅÅwww.thelaurels.org.au/
                                     groups/mens

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ACCOMMODATION

                       Men’s Shed, Ballan    ss147B Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                             vvljdickinson3@bigpond.com

                       Bowling Clubs
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

                       Bacchus Marsh         ssLord Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                       Bowling Club          $$03 5367 2254
                                             ÅÅwww.mybowlsclubs.com.au/
                                               vic%20clubs/bacchus_marsh.html

                       Ballan Bowling Club   ss6 Cowie Street, Ballan 3342
                                             $$03 5368 1797
                                             ÅÅwww.ballanbc.bowls.com.au

                       Bungaree              ssRec Reserve, Wallace/Bungaree
                       Bowling Club            Road, Bungaree 3352
                                             $$0427 393 063

                       The Avenue            ss254 Main Street,
                       Bowling Club            Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                             $$03 5367 2753
                                             vvinfo@avenuebowlingclub.com
                                             ÅÅwww.avenuebowlingclub.com

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ACCOMMODATION
Walking Groups

Ballan & District                  ss143 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
Community House                    $$03 5368 1934
– Bush Walking for
Leisure

                                                                                 SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
The Heart                          Meet at Courthouse Hotel, Main Street,
Foundation                         Bacchus Marsh.

                                   YYTues 6pm, Fri 6pm, 45-60 min
                                     Dog Friendly
                                   ÅÅhttps://walking.heartfoundation.org.
                                     au/walking/location/bacchus-marsh-
                                     t-vic-3340

Religious Organisations

B3 Community                       We meet on the second and fourth
                                   Sunday of each month to explore a topic
                                   in a variety of family friendly ways and to
                                   share a meal together.

                                   ss25 Moore Street, Maddingley 3340
                                   $$0437 253 582
                                   vvcontactus@b3community.org
                                   ÅÅhttp://b3community.org

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ACCOMMODATION

                       Bacchus Marsh          ss29 Holts Lane, Darley 3340
                       Baptist Church         $$03 5367 6550
                                              ÅÅwww.bacchusmarshchurch.org.au

                       Bacchus Marsh          ssBacchus Marsh College,
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

                       Life Church              Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                              $$0412 290 036
                                              ÅÅwww.bmlc.org.au

                       Christian Church       ss222 Main Street,
                       Bacchus Marsh            Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                              $$03 9028 2622
                                              ÅÅwww.bacchusmarshcc.org

                       Church of              ss14 Darcy Street,
                       Living God               Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                              $$0408 260 727

                       Golden Harvest         ssRSL, Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                       Christian Fellowship   $$0429 681 566

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ACCOMMODATION
Holy Trinity                       ssGisborne Road,
Anglican Church                      Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   $$03 5367 5362
                                   vvoffice@bacchusmarshanglican.
                                     org.au
                                   ÅÅwww.bacchusmarshanglican.org.au

                                                                             SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
Kingdom Hall of                    ss26-28 Holts Lane, Darley 3340
Jehovah’s Witnesses                $$03 5367 2543
                                   ÅÅwww.jw.org/en

Our Lady of The                    ssO’Connell Road,
Merciful Greek                       Bacchus Marsh 3340
Orthodox
                                   $$03 5367 6343
                                   ÅÅwww.greekorthodox.org.au
                                     /?page_id=6185

Our Lady                           ss15 Flanagans Drive, Merrimu 3340
Ta' Pinu Shrine                    YYOpen 7am-8pm 7 days a week
                                     during daylight saving.
                                     From 8am-6pm during winter.
                                   $$03 5367 7006
                                   vvinfotapinu@optusnet.com.au
                                   ÅÅwww.tapinu-australia.org

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ACCOMMODATION

                       Pentland Hills    ssOld Western Highway,
                       Uniting Church      Myrniong 3341
                                         $$03 5367 2543
                                         ÅÅwww.themarshuca.org.au
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

                       St. Andrews       ssGisborne Road,
                       Uniting Church      Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                         $$03 5367 2543

                       St Bernard’s      ss61 Lerderderg Street,
                       Catholic Church     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                         YYTue, Wed, Thu: 9am-1pm;
                                           Fri: 10am-3pm
                                         $$03 5367 2069
                                         vvbacchusmarsh@cam.org.au
                                         ÅÅhttp://pol.org.au/bacchusmarsh

                       St Brendan’s      ss1 Ti Tree Road, Dunnstown 3352
                       Catholic Church   $$03 5334 0450

                       St. Brigid’s      ss98 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                       Catholic Church   $$03 5368 1015
                                         vvgordon@ballarat.catholic.org.au
                                         ÅÅhttps://www.ballarat.catholic.org.
                                           au/parishes-and-priests/fx-parish.
                                           cfm?id=119&loadref=127

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ACCOMMODATION
St. John’s                         ss56 Simpsons Street, Ballan 3342
Anglican Church                    $$03 5368 2730
                                   ÅÅwww.wmap.org.au

St Patrick’s                       ssCareys Road, Gordon 3345

                                                                               SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
Catholic Church                    $$03 5368 9280
                                   ÅÅhttps://www.ballarat.catholic.org.
                                     au/parishes-and-priests/fx-parish.
                                     cfm?id=119&loadref=127

St. Paul’s Uniting                 Includes Blackwood, Daylesford,
Church Ballan                      Highlands, Trentham

                                   ss73 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                   $$03 5348 2119
                                   ÅÅhttp://highlandsclusteruca.org.au/
                                     ballan/

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ACCOMMODATION

                       Gardening Groups

                       Bacchus Marsh &      Meets at “The Laurels”.
                       District Garden
                       Club                 ss229 Main Street,
                                              Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                            $$03 5367 4170
                                            ÅÅwww.thelaurels.org.au/groups
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

                       Ballan & District    ss143 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                       Community House      $$03 5368 1934
                       – Gardening Group
                                            vvinfo@bchvic.org.au
                                            ÅÅwww.ballancommunityhouse.
                                              com.au

                       Darley Community     ss31-35 Holts Lane, Darley 3340
                       Art Garden           vvdarleycag@gmail.com
                                            ÅÅdarleycommunityartgarden.
                                              blogspot.com

                       Darley Park          $$03 5367 2616
                       Gardeners            ÅÅwww.thecd.com.au/Community/
                                              Melton-Bacchus-Marsh/Sporting-
                                              Clubs-Recreation/Gardening_Clubs.
                                              php

                       Friends of Paddock   sshttps://m.me/
                       Creek Gordon           FriendsofPaddockCreekGordon

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ACCOMMODATION
Moorabool                          $$0459 622 588
Landcare Network                   ÅÅhttps://www.mln.org.au

Community Meals

                                                                                   SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
Soul Food                          This ecumenical lunch is provided by
Luncheon                           volunteers from various Bacchus Marsh
                                   churches at St Andrew’s hall and is held
                                   each Wednesday at midday. The aim is
                                   to provide a nourishing meal and social
                                   contact for those who would benefit
                                   from this service.

                                   ssUniting Church, 18 Gisborne Road,
                                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   YYWed 12pm-2pm weekly
                                     including Christmas
                                   $$03 5367 2543
                                   vvjennykearney1206@hotmail.com
                                   ÅÅhttps://bmuc.com.au/st-andrews-
                                     bacchus-marsh-uniting-church/
                                     regular-calendar-events/soul-food

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ACCOMMODATION

                       Community Houses

                       Ballan & District   ss76 Steiglitz Street, Ballan 3342
                       Community House     $$03 5368 1934
                                           vvinfo@bch.vic.org.au
                                           ÅÅwww.ballancommunityhouse.
                                             com.au
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

                       Darley              ss33-35 Jonathon Drive, Darley 3340
                       Neighbourhood       $$03 5367 4390
                       House
                                           vvinfo@dnhlc.org.au
                                           ÅÅwww.darleylearning.com.au

                       The Laurels         ss229 Main Street,
                                             Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                           $$03 5367 1061
                                           vvinfo@thelaurels.org.au
                                           ÅÅwww.thelaurels.org.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Lions Clubs

Bacchus Marsh                      We meet on the first and third Monday
Lions Club Inc.                    of every month at 7:00pm at the
                                   Royal Hotel

                                   ssPO Box 83, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                     200 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

                                                                                SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
                                   $$0420 390 080
                                   vvsec@bmlions.org
                                   ÅÅwww.bacchusmarsh.vic.lions.
                                     org.au/

Ballan Lions Club                  $$0402 390 080
Inc.                               vvballanlionsmarket@gmail.com
                                   ÅÅwww.ballan.vic.lions.org.au

Country Women’s Association (CWA)

Bacchus Marsh                      $$03 5368 7273
CWA                                vvbacchusmarshcwa@gmail.com
                                   ÅÅwww.cwaofvic.asn.au

Ballan & District                  $$0407 637 294
CWA                                vvballandistrictcwa@gmail.com

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ACCOMMODATION

                       Gordon CWA &         $$0418 116 956
                       Surrounds Night      vvgordon.surroundsCWA@gmail.com
                       Branch
                                            ÅÅhttps://www.facebook.com/
                                              Gordon-Surrounds-CWA-Night-
                                              Branch-279962618829838
                       Rotary Clubs
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

                       Rotary Club of       ssPO Box 61, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                       Bacchus Marsh        ÅÅwww.bacchusmarshrotary.org.au

                       Rotary Club          ssRear of Ballan Mechanics Hall,
                       of Ballan              Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                            YYMeets: Thursdays
                                              Time: 6.30pm-8pm
                                              Sessions: Weekly (throughout
                                              the year)
                                            $$0437 922 915

                       University of the Third Age (U3A)

                       U3A Bacchus Marsh    ssPO Box 1074, Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                            $$0400 143 392
                                            vvsecretary@u3abacchus.org.au
                                            ÅÅhttp://u3abacchus.org.au/

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ACCOMMODATION
Probus Clubs

Bacchus Marsh                      ssPO Box 220, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Ladies Probus Club                 $$03 5367 3291
                                   vvgill199@bigpond.net.au

                                                                                 SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
Bacchus Marsh                      ssPO Box 653, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Probus Club Inc.                   $$0417 583 753
                                   ÅÅwww.probussouthpacific.org/
                                     microsites/bacchusmarsh/
                                     Activities_and_Events

Historical Societies

Bacchus Marsh &                    ss215 Main Street,
District Historical                  Bacchus Marsh 3340
Society
                                   $$03 5367 9336
                                   vvenquiries@bmdhs.org.au
                                   ÅÅhttp://bmdhs.org.au

Ballan Courthouse                  ss45-47 Steiglitz Street, Ballan 3342
& Historical Society               $$03 5368 1147
                                   ÅÅhttps://cv.vic.gov.au/organisations/
                                     ballan-shire-historical-society

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ACCOMMODATION

                       Bungaree & District   ssBungaree-Wallace Road,
                       Historical Society      Bungaree 3352
                                             $$03 5334 0226
                                             vvtrigg11@bigpond.com
                                             ÅÅhttps://www.historyvictoria.org.
                                               au/directory/listing/bungaree-and-
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

                                               district-historical-society-inc

                       Visitor Centre

                       Visitors              ss215 Main Street,
                       Information Centre      Bacchus Marsh 3340
                       – Bacchus Marsh
                                             $$03 5367 7488

                       Grandparents information

                       Grandparents          ss14 Youlden Street, Kensington 3031
                       Victoria              $$03 9372 2422
                                             ÅÅwww.grandparents.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Pools & Leisure Centres

Bacchus Marsh                      Weekly seniors’ exercise sessions.
Leisure Centre
                                   ss5 Labilliere Street,
                                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   $$03 5366 7100
                                   ÅÅhttps://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/

                                                                                SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
                                     directory/facilities/bacchus-marsh-
                                     leisure-centre

Bacchus Marsh                      ssGrant Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
Outdoor                            YYOpen every day except Christmas
Swimming Pool                        day, from first Saturday in
                                     December to the second Sunday
                                     in March. 11am to 7pm with some
                                     variation to hours on very hot days.
                                   $$03 5367 6650

Ballan Outdoor                     ss1 Mill Street, Ballan, 3342
Swimming Pool                      $$03 5368 1265

For updates visit Facebook – Moorabool Leisure Services.

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Support Services

Emergency Relief

The Neighbours                     A Christian not for profit organisation
Place                              whose aim is to serve disadvantaged and
                                   at risk people of the Moorabool Shire
                                   without prejudice or judgement. Provide
                                   emergency food.

                                   ss77 Main Street,
                                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   YYMon, Wed & Fri 9.30am-3pm
                                     Closed Public Holidays
                                   $$03 5367 6222
                                   vvneighbourspl@iinet.net.au
                                   ÅÅwww.ballanhealth.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION

                   Anglicare          Offers assistance with emergency
                                      food relief.

                                      ss14 Victoria Street, Bakery Hill 3350
                                      YYMon to Thurs 10am-2pm
                                        No appointment necessary
                                      $$03 5338 8651
                                      ÅÅwww.anglicarevic.org.au

                   Moorabool          Support for people aged 65+ Services
                   Shire Council      include: Personal care; Domestic
                   Active Ageing &    assistance; Meals on Wheels; Respite;
                   Community Access   Social Support programs.

                                      ss182 Hallets Way, Darley 3340
                                      $$03 5366 7100
                                      vvinfo@moorabool.vic.gov.au
SUPPORT SERVICES

                                      ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                        residents/family-services/active-
                                        ageing-and-community-access

                   My Aged Care       My Aged Care, established by the
                                      Australian Government, can help you find
                                      information about aged care services and
                                      what you need to do to receive them.

                                      $$1800 200 422
                                      ÅÅwww.myagedcare.gov.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Salvation Army                     Assistance available for people in crisis.
Ballarat                           Telephone for an appointment. The
                                   goal of the Salvation Army Ballarat
                                   Community Support Services is to
                                   provide a Christian basis for involvement
                                   with individuals and families in order to
                                   assist them with material aid, counselling
                                   and other needs as required.

                                   ss102 Eureka Street, Ballarat 3350
                                   YYMon to Fri 9.30am-2.30pm
                                   $$03 5337 0600
                                   ÅÅwww.salvationarmy.org.au/
                                     locations/victoria/salvoconnect-
                                     western/ballarat

Wellness and Welfare Services

                                                                                SUPPORT SERVICES
Ballan District                    Community Assistance Program which
Health & Care                      offers Emergency Relief to individuals &
                                   families in need.
                                   Emergency relief and material program
                                   operates through BDHC Mon and Wed
                                   2-3pm by appointment.

                                   ss164 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342
                                   YYMon to Fri 9am-4.30pm
                                   $$03 5368 1100

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ACCOMMODATION

                   Uniting Care          Uniting Care Outreach has a number
                   Outreach              of programs which provide emergency
                                         relief and material aid. The Emergency
                                         Relief Program provides support
                                         and assistance to those in crisis and/
                                         or experiencing difficulties meeting
                                         basic needs. Assistance includes food,
                                         vouchers, prescriptions, etc.

                                         ss105 Dana Street, Ballarat 3350
                                         $$03 5332 1286
                                         ÅÅhttps://www.unitingballarat.org.au

                   Community Social Worker/Counselling

                   Child and Family      Free and confidential service to gamblers
                   Services – Gambling   & their families offering information,
SUPPORT SERVICES

                   support service       options and strategies on dealing with
                                         debt problems.

                                         ss35 Grant Street,
                                           Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                         $$03 5367 9900
                                         ÅÅhttps://cafs.org.au/programs-
                                           services/financial-counselling-
                                           gamblers-help-services

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ACCOMMODATION
Djerriwarrh                        Social Worker and Counselling
Health Services                    support services.

                                   ss29-35 Grant Street,
                                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   $$03 5367 2533
                                   vvinfo@djhs.org.au
                                   ÅÅwww.djhs.org.au

Financial Counselling

Djerriwarrh                        Financial Counsellor provides
Health Services                    professional counselling, information
                                   and advocacy in areas of debt control/
                                   management as well as provision of
                                   information regarding options available

                                                                                  SUPPORT SERVICES
                                   to clients. Also offers group education
                                   sessions.

                                   ss35 Grant Street,
                                     Bacchus Marsh 3340
                                   YYMon to Fri 9am-5pm
                                   $$1300 786 696 or
                                     03 5367 9674

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ACCOMMODATION

                   Men

                   MensLine Australia   MensLine Australia is the national
                                        telephone and online support,
                                        information and referral service for men
                                        with family and relationship concerns.

                                        YY24 hour support
                                        $$1300 78 99 78
                                        ÅÅwww.mensline.org.au

                   Grief and Loss

                   Compassionate        Offers friendship and understanding to
                   Friends Victoria     families following the death of a son or
                                        daughter, brother or sister or death of a
                                        child at any age and from any cause.
SUPPORT SERVICES

                                        YY24 hour grief support &
                                          group support
                                        $$03 9888 4944 or
                                          1800 641 091
                                        ÅÅwww.compassionatefriendsvictoria.
                                          org.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Crisis Support

Lifeline                           Lifeline is a confidential, 24 hour
                                   telephone crisis support service
                                   available every day of the year to
                                   anyone, anytime and from anywhere
                                   in Australia.

                                   $$13 11 14
                                   ÅÅwww.lifeline.org.au

Social Support Groups

Moorabool Shire                    Social Support Programs are part of the
Council – Social                   Commonwealth Home Support Program
Support Programs                   and available to people over 65 who live
                                   at home and who have difficulty getting
                                   around the community or have no social

                                                                               SUPPORT SERVICES
                                   contacts.
                                   Members of the program have regular
                                   opportunities to suggest activities or
                                   outing venues. There is a separate Men’s
                                   Group and Respite Groups for people
                                   with dementia.

                                   $$03 5366 7100 or
                                     1800 200 422
                                   ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/social-
                                     support-groups

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ACCOMMODATION

                   Consumer Affairs

                   Consumer Affairs   We advise and assist on topics including
                   Victoria           renting & accommodation, estate agents,
                                      building, shipping and trading.

                                      YY9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
                                      $$1300 55 81 81
                                      ÅÅwww.consumer.vic.gov.au

                   Legal

                   Seniors Rights     Seniors Rights Victoria provides
                   Victoria           information, support, advice and
                                      education to help prevent elder abuse
                                      and safeguard the rights, dignity and
                                      independence of older people. Our
SUPPORT SERVICES

                                      services include a Helpline, specialist
                                      legal services, short-term support and
                                      advocacy for individuals and community
                                      and professional education. Seniors
                                      Rights Victoria also provides leadership
                                      on policy and law reform and works with
                                      other organisations to raise awareness of
                                      elder abuse.

                                      ssLevel 4-533 Little Lonsdale Street,
                                        Melbourne 3000
                                      $$1300 368 821
                                      ÅÅwww.seniorsrights.org.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Victoria Legal Aid                 Victoria Legal Aid is an organisation that
                                   focuses on helping and protecting the
                                   legal rights of socially and economically
                                   disadvantaged people in the state of
                                   Victoria, Australia.

                                   ssBallarat Office, 75 Victoria Street,
                                     Ballarat 3350
                                   $$03 5329 6222
                                   ÅÅwww.legalaid.vic.gov.au

Women’s Legal                      Women’s Legal Service Victoria is a
Service Victoria                   not for profit organisation. They with
                                   and for women experiencing particular
                                   disadvantage to address legal issues
                                   arising from relationship breakdown
                                   or violence.

                                                                                     SUPPORT SERVICES
                                   $$03 9642 0877

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ACCOMMODATION

                   Animals/Pets

                   Moorabool Shire   People wishing to drop off/pick
                   Council – Pound   up animals on weekends are by
                                     appointment only.
                                     (Call Emergency After Hours Officer
                                     through Council After Hours Service.)
                                     Adoption viewing is not available on
                                     weekends.

                                     ss50 Osborne Street,
                                       Maddingley 3340
                                     YYMon to Fri 4pm-4.30pm
                                     ÅÅhttps://www.moorabool.vic.gov.
                                       au/residents/house-and-property/
                                       animals/lost-and-found-pets

                   RSPCA             RSPCA Victoria provides a range of
SUPPORT SERVICES

                                     animal care-related support services
                                     such as de-sexing, vaccination, grooming,
                                     advice, education, treatment and
                                     rehousing.

                                     ss115A Gillies Street South,
                                       Ballarat 3350
                                     $$03 5334 2075
                                     vvwww.rspca.org.au

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ACCOMMODATION
Mental Health

Carer Gateway –                    Dementia Carers: telephone support or
Dementia Carer                     online forums where carers can connect
Support                            with others in similar situations and offer
                                   tips, information and emotional support
                                   to each other. Connect with other carers
                                   by joining a support group details
                                   available online.

                                   YYMon to Fri 8am-6pm
                                   $$1800 422 737
                                   ÅÅwww.carergateway.gov.au

Grampians Partners                 Grampians Partners in Recovery is
in Recovery                        helping those with severe and persistent
                                   mental illness and with complex needs
                                   requiring support from multiple agencies

                                                                                  SUPPORT SERVICES
                                   to receive that support.

                                   YYMon to Fri 9am-5pm
                                   $$1800 056 400 or
                                     03 5358 4113
                                   vvinfo@grampianspir.org.au
                                   ÅÅwww.mindhealthconnect.org.au

Mind Health                        mindhealthconnect is the easy way
Connect                            to find mental health and wellbeing
                                   information, support and services from
                                   Australia’s leading health providers,
                                   together in one place.

                                   ÅÅwww.mindhealthconnect.org.au

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ACCOMMODATION

                   Housing and Tenancy Support

                   CAFS – Community   ss52 Grant Street,
                   Housing Support      Bacchus Marsh 3342
                                      $$03 5367 9900
                                      vvbm@cafs.org.au
                                      ÅÅhttps://cafs.org.au/housing-
                                        community-support

                   Centacare –        Short to long term case management
                   Housing            for people aged 18 and over who are
                                      homeless.

                                      ss4-6 Peel Street North, Ballarat 3350
                                      $$03 5337 8999
                                      ÅÅwww.centacareballarat.org.au/
                                        services/housing
SUPPORT SERVICES

                   Uniting Care       Homeless response and housing.
                   Ballarat           For people who are homeless or
                                      experiencing housing crisis.

                                      ss105 Dana Street, Ballarat 3350
                                      $$03 5332 1286
                                      ÅÅwww.unitingballarat.org.au/services/
                                        housing-and-crisis-support

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ACCOMMODATION
Guardianship and Financial Administration

My Aged Care                       For people aged 65 years and over. My
                                   Aged Care website has been established
                                   by the Australian Government to help
                                   navigate the aged care system. Provides
                                   information about aged care services.

                                   $$1800 200 422
                                   ÅÅwww.myagedcare.gov.au

National Disability                NDIS will fund supports which help the
Insurance Scheme                   participant manage ongoing functional
(NDIS)                             impairment that results from their
                                   disability.

                                   $$1800 800 110
                                   ÅÅwww.ndis.gov.au

                                                                                  SUPPORT SERVICES
Office of Public                   The Office of the Public Advocate
Advocate (VIC)                     (OPA) aims to promote the rights and
                                   dignity of people with disabilities, and
                                   to strengthen their position in society.
                                   OPA can investigate problems and, if
                                   necessary, use special authority to make
                                   enquiries on behalf of people with
                                   disabilities where there are fears for their
                                   safety or concerns about their interests.

                                   $$1300 309 337
                                   ÅÅwww.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

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ACCOMMODATION

                   State Trustees        State Trustees provides a broad range
                   (VIC)                 of legal & financial services. Appointing
                                         attorney for legal and financial
                                         matters. When applying to VCAT for an
                                         administrator, State Trustees act as a
                                         preferred administrator.

                                         $$03 9667 6444 or
                                           1300 1386 752
                                         ÅÅwww.statetrustees.com.au

                   Victorian Civil and   The Victorian Civil and Administrative
                   Administrative        Tribunal deals with disputes about
                   Tribunal VCAT         consumer matters, credit, discrimination,
                   (VIC)                 domestic building works, guardianship
                                         and administration, residential tenancies
                                         and retail tenancies.

                                         $$03 9628 9900
SUPPORT SERVICES

                                         ÅÅwww.vcat.vic.gov.au

                   Aged Care             Free, confidential service promoting
                   Advocacy              the rights of people receiving aged care
                                         services.

                                         $$Freecall 1800 700 600

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Transport

Taxis

Bacchus Marsh                      $$03 9746 0333
& Melton Taxis                     ÅÅhttp://meltontaxicabs.com.au

Multi Purpose                      The Multi Purpose Taxi Program provides
Taxi Program                       a 50% discount on taxi fares (up to $60
                                   per trip) for eligible people. The program
                                   aims to improve the accessibility of
                                   transport services for Victorians with
                                   a severe or permanent disability that
                                   significantly restricts their mobility and
                                   prevents them from independently
                                   accessing public transport.

                                   YYMon to Fri 8.30am-5pm
                                   $$1800 638 802
                                   ÅÅhttps://web2.economicdevelopment.
                                     vic.gov.au/taxi/passengers/mptp

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                Silver Service        Wheelchair Accessible taxis available.
                Melton Bacchus
                Marsh Taxi Cabs       $$03 5367 5444
                                      ÅÅhttps://melton-bacchus-marsh-taxi-
                                        cabs.business.site

                Community Transport

                Buses – Hire          Moorabool Shire Council has two
                                      community buses available for hire, one
                                      in Ballan and the other in Bacchus Marsh.

                                      YYBookings essential
                                      $$03 5366 7100

                Public Transport

                Bus                   Metropolitan and Regional buses
                                      Journey planner:
                                      ÅÅwww.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey

                Concession Cards      Pension, Disability Support Pension/
                                      Carer payment recipients and other card
                                      holders. May be eligible for free and
                                      discounted travel
TRANSPORT

                                      $$1800 658 521
                                      ÅÅwww.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au

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MYKI/Seniors MYKI                  Metropolitan Travel
                                   With a Seniors Myki you travel free
                                   on the weekend within one or two
                                   consecutive zones on all metropolitan
                                   trains, trams and buses. During the week
                                   you can still access discounted rates at all
                                   times on all routes with you seniors myki.
                                   Regional Travel
                                   Travel free on weekends on Vline
                                   commuter rail services when using myki
                                   for trips of one or two consecutive zones.
                                   All other times Vline offers concession
                                   rates for seniors card holders throughout
                                   Victoria.
                                   Buy at Railway Stations, 7-Eleven stores
                                   or online at www.ptv.vic.gov.au or
                                   call 1800 800 007.

                                   $$1800 800 007
                                   ÅÅwww.ptv.vic.gov.au

Seniors Card Free                  Every Seniors Card holder receives free
Travel Vouchers                    off-peak travel vouchers each year in
                                   the mail to use on public transport in
                                   Victoria.
                                   Each voucher can be exchanged for
                                   either: a V/Line off-peak daily ticket
                                   (going out and back on the same day);
                                   two V/Line off-peak single tickets (going
                                                                                   TRANSPORT

                                   out on one day and back on another); a
                                   Day Pass for travel in Zones 1 and 2.

                                   ÅÅwww.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/
                                     concessions-and-free-travel

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                Trains              Bacchus Marsh – V Line

                                    ssStation Street, Maddingley 3340
                                    $$03 5367 3366

                                    Ballan – V-Line

                                    ssAtkinson Street, Ballan 3342
                                    $$03 5368 1240

                Transport Support

                Trailrider          The Trail Rider is an all terrain access
                                    wheelchair which allows community
                                    members and tourists with physical
                                    and mobility issues to explore the
                                    great outdoors and experience some of
                                    Moorabool’s beautiful parks, reserves,
                                    tracks and trails and is free to hire. Mon-
                                    Fri 8.30am to 5pm (excl Public Holidays)

                                    $$03 5366 7100
                                    vvinfo@moorabool.vic.gov.au
                                    ÅÅwww.moorabool.vic.gov.au/
                                      trail-rider
TRANSPORT

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Travellers Aid                     Travellers Aid Australia provides a
                                   free, simple, practical travel-related
                                   support and aid that helps people
                                   travel independently and confidently.
                                   This support includes buggy and
                                   personal guidance services at Southern
                                   Cross Station, help getting to medical
                                   appointments in central Melbourne and
                                   mobility equipment hire.

                                   $$Flinders Street station:
                                       03 9610 2030
                                   $$Southern Cross station:
                                       03 9670 2072
                                   To book a service:
                                   ÅÅwww.travellersaid.org.au/
                                       book-a-service
                                   ÅÅwww.travellersaid.org.au

Medical / Community Transport

Djerriwarrh Health                 YYMon to Fri 9.30am-6pm
Service – Volunteer                $$03 5367 9125
Community
Transport Service                  $$03 5367 9674
                                   vvchrisf@djhs.org.au
                                   ÅÅwww.djhs.org.au/support-us/
                                     volunteer/transport
                                                                                 TRANSPORT

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                Disability Access

                Disability Transport   Most V/Line trains and coaches can be
                                       accessed by wheelchair. Reservations are
                                       required for wheelchairs on V/Line coach
                                       services.
                                       Victorians with severe and permanent
                                       disabilities who cannot access public
                                       transport independently may be eligible
                                       to join the Multi Purpose Taxi Program
                                       – a Victorian Government program that
                                       offers its members a 50 per cent subsidy
                                       on taxi fares of up to $60 per trip.

                                       $$1800 800 007 at least 24 hours
                                         before you travel to reserve a place.
                                       ÅÅwww.taxi.vic.gov.au
TRANSPORT

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Notes:

                                                  TRANSPORT

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Claire Conlon | Manager Active Ageing & Community Access
Moorabool Shire Council | PO Box 18 Ballan VIC 3342
P: 5366 1217 | F: 5368 1757 | M: 0418 826 460
E: cconlon@moorabool.vic.gov.au

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