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Emergency Relief

The emergency number for police, ambulance and fire is 000. Dial 000 for all life threatening emergencies only. Knowing what emergency relief services are available in your local area and having their contact details handy means you can get the help you need sooner when you really need it.

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Community Information Centres

Community Information Centres provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support. Many also provide emergency relief, or know who does in their local area. Go to http://www.cisvic.org.au/about-cisvic--members to find a Centre near you. This link is to Community Information and Support Victoria, which is the peak body for the community information and support sector.

Web link  http://www.cisvic.org.au/about-cisvic--members
Call  03 9672 2000
Email  admin@cisvic.org.au

GP After Hours Helpline

If you or someone you care for has an urgent health concern at night or over the weekend and you are not sure what to do, there is an after hours GP helpline that can give you the reassurance and practical medical advice you need. The after hours GP helpline is open when your GP may not be – at nights, on weekends and on public holidays – 365 days a year, on 1800 022 222. The nurse or GP may:

  • Give you information and advice so you can treat the condition at home
  • Give you information and advice to help you until you can see your regular GP. If so, with your permission, a record of your telephone consultation can be sent to your GP
  • Provide you with information about after hours services available in your local area
  • Confirm that you need to go to the emergency department at your local hospital.

Web link  http://www.yourhealth.gov.au/gphelpline
Call  1800 022 222

Nurse-On-Call

Nurse-On-Call is a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1300 60 60 24 from anywhere in Victoria.

Web link  http://www.health.vic.gov.au/nurseoncall
Call  1300 60 60 24
Email  nurse.on.call@health.vic.gov.au