A-Z Referral Guide

A-Z REFERRAL GUIDE

ACCOMMODATION

ALCOHOL

Alcoholics Anonymous Check out www.aa.org.au and follow the links to over 200 meeting places within Melbourne alone.

ANXIETY

CHURCHES IN MELBOURNE AND SURROUNDING SUBURBS

  • Anglican Community Of The Holy Nam, 33 Lorna St Cheltenham VIC 3192 ph: (03) 9583 4030
  • AngliCORD, 1a Canterbury Rd Camberwell VIC 3124 ph: (03) 9495 6100
  • Big House Communities, 255 Outlook Drive Dandenong North VIC 3175 ph: (03) 9795 4525
  • Bright Moon Buddhist Society, 536 Springvale Rd Springvale VIC 3171 ph: (03) 9558 5487
  • Buckley's Hope Community Centre, 35 Buckley St Noble Park VIC 3174 ph: (03) 9574 1944
  • Calvary Worship Centre, 681- 685 Heatherton Rd Clayton South VIC 3169 ph: (03) 9540 8167
  • Jesus Is The Way Spanish Church, 210 Nicholson St Footscray VIC 3011 ph: (03) 9689 2000
  • Legion Of Mary Senatus Of Melbourne, 456 Queensberry St North Melbourne VIC 3051 ph: (03) 9328 4757
  • Lifeworks, Level 5, 227 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000 ph: (03) 9654 7360
  • Box Hill Reformed Church (Christian church), 28 Watts Street, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 9872 3720
  • Box Hill Baptist Church, 3 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill, VIC 3128 http://boxhillbaptist.org.au
  • St Andrews Uniting Church, 909 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 9890 1515
  • St Paul's Lutheran Church, 711 Station Street, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 9899 0623
  • Living Streams Christian Church, 245 Middleborough Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 9890 0505

CITY OF MELBOURNE & CITY OF WHITEHORSE

To find out more and latest about Melbourne, please visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au

To find out more and latest about Whitehorse, please visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Whitehorse's suburbs include Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont and Vermont South

DEPRESSION

Beyond Blue, Call 1300 22 4636 or www.beyondblue.org.au
Visit www.depression.com.au

DISCRIMINATION

  • Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission Level 3, 380 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9281 7111 or 1800 134 142 Email: information@veohrc.vic.gov.au

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

  • 24 hr Crisis line Ph. 9373-0123 Email: wdvcs@wdvcs.org.au This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Legal Advice Level 3, 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: 03 9642 0877 Email: justice@vicnet.net.au

EMERGENCIES (AMBULANCES, POLICE, FIRE BRIGADE)

  • Dial 000

GAMBLING PROBLEMS

  • For immediate help call 1800 858 858

GRIEF & LOSS

National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) Suite 4, Level 1, 182 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne Vic. 3002 Ph: 03 9650 3000, www.nalagvic.org.au

HOSPITALS

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital: 9342 7000
  • St. Vincent's Hospital: 9288 2211
  • Box Hill Hospital, 16 Arnold St, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 9895 3333
  • Epworth Hospital - Epworth Eastern Hospital, 1 Arnold, Box Hill, VIC 3128 ph: (03) 8807 7100
  • Box Hill Veterinary Hospital, 767 Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert, VIC 3127 ph: (03) 9890 6071

INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • The City of Melbourne has produced a guide to help international students settle into the Melbourne way of life. Please visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au to download the guide.
  • Melbourne Bike Share, is a great way to get around the city as an alternative to driving. Please visit www.melbournebikeshare.com.au for more information.

INJURY AT WORK

  • WorkSafe Head Office, Ground Floor, 222 Exhibition Street, Melb. 3000 Ph: (03) 9641 1555
  • WorkSafe Bourke St Melbourne, Level 4,628 Bourke St Melb. VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9941 0558 www.worksafe.vic.gov.au

LIFE IN AUSTRALIA BOOK

This book provides information about Australian history, culture, society and the values Australian people share. Book is also available in various languages other than English and can be downloaded from www.immi.gov.au

LEGAL ADVICE

  • Victoria Legal Aid, Head Office, 350 Queen St. Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9269 0234
  • Sunshine, 1/474 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020 Ph: (03) 9300 5333
  • Eastern Community Legal Centre, Suite 3, Town Hall Hub, 27 Bank Street, Box Hill, VIC 3128 Ph: (03) 9285 4822 URL: http://eclc.org.au

MOSQUES (MUSLIM)

  • Broadmeadows Mosque, 45-55 King Street, Broadmeadows, Ph 03 9359 0054 (Melways Ref. Map 7-C4)
  • Islamic Call Society, 19 Michael Street, Brunswick, Ph 03 9387 7100 (Melways Ref. Map 29-G9)
  • Coburg ISNA Mosque, 995 Sydney Road, Coburg North (Melways Ref. Map 17-H8)
  • United Migrant Muslim Assn, 72 George Road, Doncaster, ph: (03) 9842 6491

PAY DISPUTES

Fair Work Ombudsman, Call: 131394, Web: www.fairwork.gov.au

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Metlink, Everything you need to know about Melbourne Transport. www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
  • Please visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au to find out more about Melbourne's public transport.

RETING A HOUSE DO'S AND DON'TS

  • Consumer Affairs Victoria 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000, 1300 55 81 81
  • Hours of operation, Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm, except public holidays

SEXUAL ASSAULT

  • CASA, Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault Level 3, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
  • Counselling line: 9635 3610 Administration Line: 9635 3600 Email: casa@rwh.org.au Web: www.thewomens.org.au

STUDENT SAFETY

  • Think Before taglinereinforces the message that international students need to be aware of their surroundings, particularly late at night on public transport, and to plan their travel. The key safety messages have been translated into 13 languages and have been packaged into an animated video clip. The Think Before animation portrays 'George' a fictional character designed to resonate with international students in Australia. Think Before is available through a website www.thinkbefore.com, mobile http://m.thinkbefore.com, free Apple and Android applications and can be found on up to 60 social media and public video channels.
  • A Student Safety in Victoria brochure can also be downloaded from www.police.vic.gov.au

WORKPLACE SAFETY

  • WorkSafe Head Office, Ground Floor, 222 Exhibition Street, Melb, 3000 Ph: (03) 9641 1555
  • WorkSafe Bourke St. Melb, Level 4,628 Bourke St Mel. VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9941 0558 www.worksafe.vic.gov.au