Family/Carer Support

Carer Support & Respite

Where: Bendigo Health
Contact: 5471 1024/5471 1017

CatholicCare Sandhurst

Family Education & Family Support
Where: 65 Baxter St Bendigo VIC 3550
Contact: 5438 1300

Centrelink

Where: Castlemaine Community House (agent only)
Barker St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Hours: 9-3pm Mon-Fri
Contact: 5472 4299
13 28 50 Bendigo

Child Support Agency (CSA)

Where: Regional Service Centre 231-235 Lyttleton St
Bendigo VIC 3550
Contact: 5430 5892
13 12 72 General enquiries
Internet: www.csa.gov.au

Child Support Legal Service/Victoria Legal Aid

Where: 350 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 1800 677 402
Free call: 9269 0408 Child Support Legal Service
Internet: www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

Compassionate Friends Victoria Inc.

Support in helping to transform the pain of grief into an outlook of hope.
Where: Maternal & Child Health Centre – 15 Lyttleton St
Castlemaine VIC 3450
When: last Thursday of month at 7.30pm
Contact: 1800 641 091 Matthew Gildea
0437 749 739 Castlemaine Group
Email: cfriends@ozemail.com.au

Early Childhood Intervention Program – Mt Alexander and Central

Goldfields (0-6yrs)
Where: Castlemaine Health – Cornish St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Contact: 5471 1630 Deanna Blakeley Coordinator

Family Assistance Office (FAO)

Where: Centrelink, ATO or Medicare Office – Bendigo VIC 3550
Contact: 13 61 50
Internet: www.familyassist.gov.au

Families of Children with a Disability Support Group

Where: 145 Crook Street Strathdale VIC 3550
Contact: 5442 7897
5474 2620 Raelene Elliott
Email: info@focdsg.org.au

Family Relationships Advice Line

Contact: 1800 050 321
Internet: www.familyrelationships.gov.au

Family Tracing Service – Salvation Army Missing Persons

Where: 95 Railway Rd Blackburn VIC 3130
Contact: 8878 4795
Internet: www.salvos.org.au

Ice Advice Line

Contact: 1800 423 238
Internet: www.ice.vic.gov.au

Kids Helpline

Contact: 1800 551 800
Internet: www.kidshelp.com.au

Mediation Services Central Victorian

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – Bill O’Donnell Alternative Dispute
Where: The Forge, 341 Barker St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Contact: 5470 5855
Email: contact@cvmediation.com.au

Mount Alexander Community Children’s Network (MACCN)

Contact: 5479 1000 MACCN Project Worker
Email: info@maccn.org.au
Internet: www.maccn.org.au

Mount Alexander Family Support Services (MAFS)

Where: Castlemaine District Community Health
13 Mostyn St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Contact: 5479 1099
Email: mafs@cdch.com.au
Internet: www.cdchcastlemaine.com.au/FamilyServices.html
Child First information referral: childfirst@stlukes.org.au

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

Where: Level 9 162 Goulburn St Surrey Hills NSW 2010
Contact: 02 9269 9200
Email: contacts@napcan.org.au
Internet: www.napcan.org.au

Noah’s Ark Inc.

Assistance for children with disabilities and their families.
Where: 13 Maple St Golden Square VIC 3555
Contact: 5434 4500
Email: hayley.pine@noahsarkinc.org.au
Internet: www.noahsarkinc.org.au

Parentline

Contact: 13 22 89 help line (24 hours)
Internet: www.education.vic.gov.au/earlychildhood/parentline

Parents Without Partners

Where: 1 Feathertop Ave Lower Templestowe VIC 3107
Contact: 1300 797 842 or 9852 1945
Email: headoffice@pwpvic.com
Internet: www.pwpvic.com

Post & Antenatal Depression Association Inc. (PANDA)

Where: 810 Nicholson St Nth Fitzroy VIC 3068
Contact: 1300 726 306
Internet: www.panda.org.au

QUIT Smoking

Contact: 13 78 48
Internet: www.quit.org.au

Reconnect – St Luke’s

Assistance for young people and their families who are at
risk of homelessness.
Where: Castlemaine/Bendigo
Contact: 5440 1100 Bendigo Office
0438 710 016 Tracey
Email: info@stlukes.org.au
Internet: www.stlukes.org.au

SANDS (Victoria)

For parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth.
Where: Suite 201, 901 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill VIC 3128
Contact: 9899 0217 or 1300 0 sands
Email: info@sandsvic.org.au
Internet: www.sandsvic.org.au

SIDS and Kids Victoria

Bereavement programs & 24-hour crisis outreach for families and others
affected by the sudden or unexpected death of a child under six years old.
Where: 1227 Malvern Rd Malvern VIC 3144
Contact: 1300 308 307 or 9822 9611
Email: melbourne@sidsandkids.org
Internet: www.sidsandkids.org

St Luke’s Anglicare Inc – Castlemaine – Mental Health Service

Where: Workspace Australia,1 Halford St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Contact: 5470 6266 Intake Worker
5440 1100 Bendigo Office
5441 2000 Kyneton Office
Email: info@stlukes.org.au
Internet: www.stlukes.org.au

Supporting Children & Families For all Levels of Disability (SCAFFALD)

Where: 145 Crook St Strathdale VIC 3550
Contact: 1800 224 799 or 5442 7897
Email: bendigo2@niac.org.au

The Council for Single Mothers and their Children

Contact: 9654 0622
Email: cscm@cscm.org.au
Internet: www.cscm.org.au

The Mirabel Foundation

The Mirabel Foundation assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family.
Where: PO Box 1320 St Kilda South VIC 3182
Contact: 9527 9422
Email: mirabel@mirabelfoundation.org.au

The Safari Club (Social Activities, Fun And Respite Integrated)

Respite activities for children with a disability under 15 years old.
Where: Windarring, Barker St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Contact: 5428 1878
Email: safariclub@windarring.org.au
Internet: www.windarring.org.au

WISHES – Post & Antenatal Depression Help & Support

Where: Women’s Health Loddon Mallee – twice a month (7-10.30pm)
47 Myers St Bendigo VIC 3550
Contact: 5447 8478 Janelle Page 54439671 Elisha Griffin

Women’s Alcohol & Drug Service

Where: Locked Bag 300, Parkville VIC 3052
Contact: 8345 2000 Reception
Internet: www.thewomens.org.au