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Australian Red Cross Extreme Hardship Program

Who is this program for?
Applicants must meet all of the following:   live in Victoria
be unable to access Commonwealth income support (including JobKeeper,
Job Seeker and SRSS)
have zero or very limited income, savings or community support
be a temporary or provisional visa holder, or undocumented migrant.

What support is being provided?
Limited cash payments to cover basic needs, such as food, bills and
medicine. A single person may receive $800. Families may receive more.
Red Cross can also provide information about other supports available to
people living in Victoria on temporary visas.

For more information and to apply go to

If you have questions you can call us on 1800 855 240, including with an interpreter.


Latest Information on Covid-19

Religious Ceremonies and activities Restrictions in the State of Victoria

 click on the link > Religion and ceremonies | Coronavirus Victoria

Covid-19 Restrictions metropolitan Melbourne

View or download latest information: Department of Health and Human Services Victoria 

Web link >:  How we live: Information for metropolitan Melbourne | Coronavirus Victoria



Foodbank Victoria provides free and culturally diverse food and pantry items to

international Students in need of food relief,  via their International Student Pop-Up Store.

For further information and how to access the support, visit:




To view Foodbank Victoria informational videos click on the Facebook link below:

Pulling together through the lockdown | Facebook | Facebook


How to clean and disinfect your workplace

Summary to COVID-19

This document provides guidance on routine cleaning, and cleaning and disinfection following a case or suspected case of the COVID-19 in a non-healthcare workplace.              It covers:

1.1 – Cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic

1.2 – Definitions

1.3 – Cleaning and disinfecting solutions

1.4 – Checklist of standard precautions for cleaning

1.5 – Recommended cleaning by surface

1.6 – Recommended cleaning by item

   1.6.1 – General                                                                                                                          View or download pdf >:  how-to-clean-disinfect-your-workplace-covid19 (

   1.6.2 – Specialised electronic equipment                                                                                                     

   1.6.3 – Retail

   1.6.4 – Building and construction

   1.6.5 – Warehousing and logistics

   1.6.6 – Transport

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