Community information and assistance - COVID- 19

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COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy

In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community, Moira Shire Council is committed to helping its customers and businesses facing financial hardship.

The COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy will apply to all rateable properties in Moira Shire.

Coronavirus Land Tax relief - State Revenue Office (SRO)

The Victorian Government has announced land tax relief for eligible owners of land, including landlords who have provided rent relief to tenants impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as part of the Government's Support to Landlords and Tenants package.

Landlords who provide tenants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with rent relief, and those unable to secure a tenant because of the pandemic, may be eligible for a 25% or 50% reduction on the property’s 2020 land tax. Owner-occupiers of commercial properties may also be eligible for a 25% reduction on the property’s 2020 land tax. Eligible applicants can also defer payment of their remaining 2020 land tax up to 31 March 2021.

Visit the State Revenue Office website 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

If you are feeling worried or struggling to cope help is available.

Looking after your emotional wellbeing during COVID-19 is important.

Beyond Blue provide a Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing and Support Service

Visit the dedicated Coronavirus - Beyond Blue web page or call 1800 512 348

Further information or support is also available by contacting the below websites or phone:

 

Remember Cybersecurity

With so many residents working from home during the pandemic crisis, it is important to remember the basic principles of cybersecurity.

Click on the image below for some great tips and advice on protecting your online information.

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Translated Resources – COVID-19

We welcome the Victorian Government’s latest in-language health information which will play a vital role in assisting our communities to understand what they need to do in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Click on the image below and access the Department of Health and Human Services’ 49 in-language web pages with information on how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other resources.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meal and food support for older Australians

Many Commonwealth-funded providers, such as Meals on Wheels, can assist you with access to regular food supplies and prepared meals.

Click here to find the support available to you if you are isolated and finding it difficult to access food and basic household items.

Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry (VCCEM)

VCCEM is working with Emergency Management Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services along with Red Cross to provide phone outreach support to members of our community who are in isolation or are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on the link to find out more. 

Woolworths Basics Box

The Woolworths Basics Box has been designed for those customers who are currently unable to visit their stores – the elderly, people with a disability, those with compromised immunity and people in mandatory isolation.

Each box contains meals, snacks and essential items for those in genuine need and will give them a helping hand in these difficult times.