Migrant and asylum seeker support




Areas serviced

Red Cross - Extreme Hardship Support Program


Support options for people who are not eligible for Commonwealth Government income support. For eligible people on temporary and provisional visas, international students and undocumented migrants. Assists people with no or limited savings, income or community support to pay for food, medicine and bills during the COVID19 pandemic.


People in need of assistance should apply via the Red Cross athttps://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/help-for-migrants-in-transition/help-for-migrants-in-transition/vic-reliefor call Red Cross on1800 855 240

Interpreters are available to assist in any language. TheRed Cross websitehas information in simplified Chinese, Farsi, Malay, Nepalese, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

For more information, view the DHHS FAQs and Community Sector fact sheet athttps://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/financial-support-coronavirus-covid-19#extreme-hardship-support-program


Migrant Information Centre

Supports culturally and linguistically diverse people and their families in the Eastern Region of Melbourne.

Services include support and emergency relief for migrant families and individuals suffering financial crisis.

Box Hill office -9285 4888

Ringwood office -9870 1351


Eastern Melbourne