Community Services

St Patrick's is strongly committed to ensuring that we work in partnership with our families and the community to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children.  Sometimes our families require additional support to achieve that and here we provide a list of local services that may be able to assist.  This list is not exhaustive but should be considered an accessible way to gain an overview of the services available.

For more information about these services, please click on the name of the service and you will be directed to more information about that particular service.

Local services

Medical services

Law enforcement

Library services

Local council services

Medical, allied health and community services

Child, family, carer and disability support

Family, youth, early years, foster, housing

Local civil and criminal court

Youth (15-25) services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

(03) 5734 2000

(03) 5782 1211

(03) 5734 6481

(03) 5734 6200

1300 773 352

(03) 5734 1000

(03) 5735 1800

(03) 5735 0100

(03) 5799 1298

(03) 5784 1433

Outside or phone services

Mental health and general support (12-25yo)

Support for eating disorders/body image issues

Referral service for women

Support for depression, anxiety, mental issues

Crisis support and suicide prevention

Telephone and online counselling (5-25yo)

Counselling/support service for parents

Community based legal support for indigenious Australians

(03) 8338 0919

1800 334 673

1300 134 130

1300 224 636

13 11 14

1800 551 800

13 22 89

(03) 5153 0449

 

Kilmore Hospital

Anderson Road, Kilmore

Open 24 hours

The Hospital provides services attending to medical, health and wellbeing needs of the community. With specialists who provide services in the areas of:

  • Urgent Care

  • Maternity & Antenatal Services

  • Aged Care

  • Social Work

  • District Nursing

 

URGENT CARE

Please remember to dial 000 in an emergency

The Kilmore & District Hospital Emergency Department is open for urgent care during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am-10pm

  • Friday: 8am-11pm

  • Saturday: 10am-11pm

  • Sunday: 10am-10pm

 

MATERNITY SERVICES

Maternity Queries: 5734 2162

Antenatal Clinic: 5734 2119

  • Pregnancy care and education is available on site at Kilmore Hospital on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings, at Wallan Nexus Health on Mondays & Seymour Health on Thursdays.

 

AGED CARE

Dianella Hostel: 5734 2170

Cardenia Nursing Home: 5734 2155

These facilities share the site with the Kilmore & District Hospital on Anderson Road, Kilmore, VIC, 3764.

 

ALLIED HEALTH

Interpreters

  • The hospital makes their best attempt to find suitable interpreters for patients and their families at no cost.

Social Work

  • Counselling, information, advocacy and support services are available to all inpatients, out patients, cardenia and dianella residents and their families.

  • Hospital staff can make suggestions or referrals themselves, or patients and their family members may request a referral or contact the social worker themselves. 

 

DISTRICT NURSING (5734 2149)

The district nurses service all areas of Kilmore, Wandong, Heathcote Junction, Upper Plenty, Wallan, Beveridge, Pyalong and surrounding areas.

Kilmore Police Station

Powlett Street, Kilmore

For all emergencies call 000.

Kilmore Police Station is a non-24 hour station servicing the Kilmore area and provide services including:

  • Responding to calls for assistance in matters of personal and public safety, emergencies and serious incidents.

  • Preventing crime through a range of proactive community safety programs.

  • Detecting and investigating offences, and bringing to justice those responsible for committing them.

  • Supporting the judicial process to achieve efficient and effective court case management, providing safe custody for alleged offenders, supporting victims and ensuring fair and equitable treatment of victims and offenders.

  • Promoting safe road-user behaviour.

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Kilmore Library

12 Sydney Street, Kilmore

Open Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 12 noon (Closed Sunday).

The Kilmore Library offers traditional library services as well as other community support services including:

  • Book borrowing

  • Baby book worms & Toddler Time

  • School holiday activities

  • Tech help classes

  • Paying accounts

  • Requests and information about permits, bins, animals, disabled parking permits,

  • Bookings for concerts, forums and events

  • VicRoads (renewals and logbooks only)

  • Proof of age cards

  • Firearm licence renewals

  • Miners rights permits

  • Vline tickets

  • DHS information kiosk

For more information go to their website here.

 

Mitchell Shire Council

113 High Street, Broadford

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Mitchell Shire Council Civic Centre is located in the geographic centre of the Mitchell Shire in the township of Broadford. Council also has customer service centres in the Seymour, Kilmore and Wallan libraries. They offer many family and community support services and programs as well as a great website for detailed information.

 

The open hours and address of each information centre can be found on the website under “Contact Us” or requested over the phone.

 

Young People

  • Youth Drop-In Centres for young people aged between 10-18 with games, sporting equipment, cooking and craft facilities, internet access and free snacks. These centres are located at:

  • 152 High Street, Broadford

  • Multi-Purpose Centre, Bentinick Street, Wallan

These centres host:

  • Holiday programs

  • Youth Council

  • Art projects & skate parks

  •  Contacts for social & emotional support

  • Access to support and advocacy with professionals

 

Health & Well-being

  • Local health & well-being officer

  • Healthy food advice and information

  • Maternal & Child Health services

  • Leisure centres

  • Family support services including: Drug & Alcohol, Family Violence and Gambling support

  • Community strategy & emergency management

 

Other

  • Crisis support

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander services

  • Housing support

  • Advice, counselling & referrals

  • Child Protection information & referral

For more information go their website here.

 

Nexus Health, Wallan

7-11 High Street, Wallan

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Nexus Primary Care in Wallan offers a range of person-centred health, support and advocacy services to the community

Allied Health

  • Diabetes info & support

  • Physiotherapy

  • Occupational & Speech Therapists

  • Podiatry

 

Medical

  • General Practitioners

  • Practice, District, Continence & Community Nursing

 

Mental Health

  • Counselling

  • PHaMs (Personal Helpers and Mentors)

  • VBAF (Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund)

  • Animal therapy with horses

 

Community Support Services

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs support

  • Family Violence support

  • Financial counselling

  • Disability case management

  • Personal & Home care

  • Home maintenance

  • Transport assistance

  • Respite care

  • Meals on wheels

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Family Care, Wallan

45 Wellington Street, Wallan

Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Family Care is a service that works in partnership with communities and focuses on the strengths and skills of families in order to support them through challenging times.

 

Child & Family Support Services

  • Child FIRST (Family Information Referral and Support Team) workers support families, young parents and children to identify and achieve their goals by promoting strong family bonds and strengths.

  • Integrated Family Services support families to address their identified needs which may include: times of difficulty, strengthening family relationships, goal setting, parent education & support, emotional support, group programs and case coordination. 

  • Parent Child program: free service to parents with children under 4. They offer support for feeding, sleeping, behaviour, single parents, young parents, multiple births and premature infants.

  • Men & Family Relationships: male workers assisting men with challenges including grief and loss, depression and anxiety, behaviour change, building relationships and offer support programs and groups such as:

  • Balancing Love and Discipline

  • Real Men Make Great Dads

  • Keeping Kool

  • Men’s and Women’s Anger Management

  • Drumbeats

 

Carer Support Services

  • Short term in and out of home respite care

  • Short term provision of meals, home care and personal care

  • Information regarding local services and specific health, ageing or disability issues

  • Information and link in with self help, community support groups and day programs

  • Communication equipment for the aged

Disability Support Services

  • Support to carers and parents of people under the age of 25 years with a disability.

  • Emotional support to children with disability and their families

  • Education and information for families and carers

  • Therapeutic programs for children and young people

  • Referral to other specialist services

  • Respite and recreational opportunities including school holiday and after school care, camps and weekend programs.

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Berry Street, Seymour

52 Station Street, Seymour

Berry Street has a focus on providing safe homes, healing childhood trauma, building stronger families, helping children to learn and speaking out for childhood. They have a large range of programs to support young people and families which are listed below. More information can be found on their website, or by contacting Berry Street Seymour.

 

Family Services

  • Children’s contact service for support

  • Post-separation cooperative parenting program

 

Youth Services

  • Intensive case management

  • Health & Well-being project

  • Bushfire Youth Support

  • L2P driving support

  • Leaving care

 

Early Years Community

  • Connect for kids

  • Early learning

  • Emergency relief

  • Parenting after bushfires

  • Safe & Caring communities

  • Saver Plus: Financial inclusion program

 

Education, Training & Employment

  • Adult community education

  • Leaps & bounds

  • School focused youth service

  • Youth Arts & Youth Connections

 

Foster, Kinship & Residential Care

  • Support and caring programs for young people in foster/kinship care or residential care homes.

 

Therapeutic Services

  • Counselling through trauma

  • Sexual abuse prevention program

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Seymour Magistrates Court

56 Tallarook Street, Seymour

Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

The Seymour Magistrates court is the local court for the Mitchell Shire area. The website offers access to information, contact details and forms that may clarify certain processes for families and individuals.

 

This court covers the main areas of:

  • Family Law

  • Family Violence & Intervention Orders

  • Criminal matters & Traffic Offences

  • Money claims and Civil disputes

  • Fines & Penalties

  • Specialist jurisdictions: Drug Court & Koori Court

 

The Magistrates court provides support services for individuals and families including an Aboriginal liaison program,  Court Integrated Services Program (CISP), Credit/Bail Support Program & Enforcement Review Program.

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Bridge Youth Services, Seymour

54 Tallarook Street, Seymour

Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Bridge youth services work with young people aged between 12-25 and their families to support them to find solutions to the challenges that life presents. They support young people and their families through situations such as:

  • Helping to keep families together

  • Helping families reconnect

  • Finding a place to live

  • Helping with school and education

  • Support for mums and dads to be

  • Support for young parents/expecting parents

  • Someone to talk to

  • Support for young music lovers & bands

  • News & Info

 

The Bridge website offers information about all of these programs and how they can support you and our family in these areas.  You can go to their website here.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC)

37 High Street, Broadford

“Protecting Our Rights - Building Our Future”

  • Celebrate Taungurung culture and identity

  • Bring mob together, revive Taungurung culture & language & contribute to health and well-being.

  • Welcome ceremonies, native garden services and education about culture and language.

 

Goranwarrabul House

Seymour Health - Bretonneux Street, Seymour

“All are welcome to call in for a cuppa, yarn and a look around”

  • Improving health & wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

  • Culturally appropriate & accessible information

  • Opportunities to get to know local mob

  • Health & wellbeing workshops, training, information sessions & groups

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Headspace

Level 1/340 Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn

Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Headspace offers mental health and general support to young people aged between 12-25 and their families at their centres, online and over the phone.  The Headspace website has downloadable brochures for young people and their families with information about how they can support young people with things such as:

  • Mental health, difficulties and disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Bullying

  • Grief

  • Self harm & suicidal ideation

  • Gender identity and mental health

  • Sexuality and mental health

  • Support after natural disasters

  • Trauma

  • Mental health for parents & carers

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

The Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation is a specialist service providing personalised and confidential support for people with an eating disorder or body image issues. They also have support services for  parents, carers, families and friends, teachers, counsellors, employers, health professionals and anyone with questions about eating disorders.

 

The services provided by the Butterfly Foundation include:

  • Hotline and online information and advice

  • Treatment programs

  •  Support groups

  • Education services for: young people, professionals and teachers, parents, the whole community

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Women's Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)

Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

“Any woman. Any issue.”

WIRE offers a free information and referral service for all Victorian women requiring information or support regarding:

  • Relationships

  • Violence against women

  • Legal advice

  • Money

  • Housing

  • Wellbeing

  • Employment

 

WIRE have interpreters if required and also offer free programs and events including:

  • Seminars on family & relationships, financial capability, legal rights and personal empowerment

  • Employment sessions & career workshops

  • Computer tutoring & internet workshops

  • Women’s lunch and activities clubs for women experiencing homelessness and/or isolation

  • Legal clinics on separation and property

  • Programs to help build financial future

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

beyondblue

Hotline open 24 hours a day/7 days a week

beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

beyondblue can provide assistance in the areas of:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • suicide prevention

  • self-harm and self-injury

  • pregnancy and early parenthood

  • grief and loss

  • drugs, alcohol and mental health

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Lifeline

Hotline open 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.  It is committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.

Their vision is for an Australia free of suicide.

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Kids Helpline

Hotline open 24 hours a day/7 days a week

 

Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

They operate with child-centred practices and aim to empower those they are working and supporting.

Depending on the age of the child, Kids Helpline support in the following areas:

  • feelings

  • mental health

  • friends and family

  • sexuality and relationships

  • safety and abuse

  • study and work

 

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Parentline

Open 8:00am to 10:00pm, 7 days a week

Parentline supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.

Their trained counsellors can assist you to:

 

  • Identify your immediate concerns as a parent

  • Recognise your own skills and strengths

  • Consider and develop strategies for making meaningful change

  • Explore important aspects of your family (e.g. values and dynamics)

  • Look at your own unique family relationships

  • Identify your information needs and access relevant resources

  • Access individually-paced over-the-phone parenting skills training

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services

VALS plays an important role in providing referrals, advice/information, duty work or case work assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the State of Victoria. Solicitors at VALS specialise in one of three areas of law, being Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Law.

For more information, go to their website here.

 

Contact Us

© Copyright 2019 by St Patrick's Primary School, Kilmore

Tel: (03) 5782 1579

Email: principal@spkilmore.catholic.edu.au

Address

1 Conway Street

Kilmore, VIC, 3762