COVID-19 community support
The impact of COVID-19 has created new hardships for many community members. To help with this there are a wide range of support services available across the whole City of Wanneroo area. These essential services include the following:
- Children and family support services
- Drug and alcohol support
- Family and domestic violence services
- Financial support services
- Food relief
- Homelessness services
- Justice of the Peace
- Medical transportation service
- Multicultural support services
- Mental health support
- Pathways to employment
You can find a list of local support services on the City of Wanneroo Community Directory.
The City also has a designated phone number - 9405 5600 for seniors or vulnerable residents who require assistance. This phone number is staffed during standard operating hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm).
This assistance may include referral to a support agency or simply a friendly ear to talk to.
You can also call the National Coronavirus helpline on 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or require help with the COVIDSafe app. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Alternatively you can try the State Coronavirus helpline on 13 COVID (13 268 43).
Below are some additional useful links that will provide you with general information regarding COVID-19 response and recovery.
- Friendly neighbour support
- Children and families
- COVID-19 health advice and support for seniors
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
- Support for people experiencing hardship
- Mental health support
- Family violence support
- Disability support
We can all play a part in supporting each other during these unprecedented and challenging times #WannerooTogether
That's why we've designed some postcards aimed at helping you to look after your neighbours if they are self-isolating, social distancing or just need a bit of extra help. Download, print, fill it out and pop in your neighbours' letterboxes so they can contact you if they need. Simple.
- Emerging Minds
Provides assistance for parents and carers who are feeling overwhelmed. This curated selection of resources will assist parents and carers on how best to support their children and reduce worry and distress.
Support parents, families and communities to enhance the well-being and development of children and young people. They have a Parenting Line for all of your parenting questions and concerns for children aged 0-18 years of age.
- Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
Provides support to help expectant and new parents. PANDA has recently published a resource for those who are worried or experiencing symptoms of anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic or other global crises and disasters.
- Playgroup WA
Have some great play ideas for children and babies, including home-made toys.
- The Department of Education
Up to date information regarding school closures and openings across WA and ways to support your child.
- eSafety Commissioner Resources
Please visit our separate webpage for COVID-19 health advice and support for seniors.
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Provides information, advice and links about COVID-19 and how it impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- The City has compiled a list of local support services that cover food, accommodation and financial aid. You can find out more by downloading the Support Services Guide for Homelessness or Hardship.
- If your financial circumstances have changed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and you are concerned about paying your rates and services charges, you may be eligible for assistance under the City’s Financial Hardship Policy.
- Financial Counsellors' Association
A support service for those experiencing, or at risk of financial hardship through providing access to financial counselling services.
Phone (National Debt Helpline): 1800 007 007
- Think Mental Health WA - COVID-19 support
Developed by the Government of Western Australia, this provides a range of information, support and resources to help people manage the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health.
- Lifeline Australia
Phone: 13 11 14
A crisis support service that provides short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
- Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800 551 800
A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
- Mental Health Emergency Response Line
Staffed by mental health professionals, the mental health call centre will provide expert and accurate telephone response to acute mental health issues.
Phone: 1300 555 788
- Women's Domestic Violence Helpline
This Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. It provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes phone counselling, information and advice, referral to local advocacy and support services, liaison with police if necessary and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence. The service can refer women to safe accommodation if required.
Phone: 1800 007 339
- Men's Domestic Violence Helpline
This Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. It provides counselling for men who are concerned about their violent and abusive behaviours. This includes telephone counselling, information and referral to ongoing face to face services if required.
Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence.
Phone: 1800 000 599
- COVID-19 Disability Information Helpline
The Australian Government has funded a dedicated helpline to provide accessible information, counselling and outreach services for people with disability who are concerned about or affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).The Helpline can help families, carers, support workers and services, too. The Helpline is free, private and fact-checked.
Phone: 1800 643 787
(Mon-Fri // 8am to 8pm and Sat & Sun // 9am to 7pm AEST)
National Relay Service for people with a hearing or speech impairment phone:136 677
- Federal Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with disability
The Australian Government Department of Health have released a webpage full of advice specifically for people with disability.