COVID-19 – Support options for women experiencing immediate need

Explore various supports and services relating to key needs faced by women in the COVID-19 pandemic, as identified in our Gender COVID-19 Impact Analysis Report.

General supports

Keep up-to-date with current COVID-19 health advice, service changes, available support and campaigns to kick-start our recovery by visiting our visiting our Coronavirus Support page.

Physical health and community safety

Phone triple zero (000) in an emergency for the Fire Brigade, Police or Ambulance.

For other local emergency information see our local emergency information or for additional contact details view other emergency contacts.

The following pages provide tips, resources and advice to help you take care of your health:

To learn more about community safety, or to report a safety issue or hazard, visit our Community Safety page.

Mental health and wellbeing

Phone triple zero (000) in an emergency for the Fire Brigade, Police or Ambulance.

If you are concerned about your mental health or are supporting someone experiencing difficulties with their mental health, visit Accessing mental health services from home for detailed information and a range of service information.

You can also contact:

The following pages provide tips, resources and links that can help you maintain or improve your mental health and wellbeing, in general, or when spending more time at home.

Food and income security

Our Hardship support – COVID-19 page lists resources, information and support we've collated for individuals and families who are doing it tough due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions.

Affordable Housing and Homelessness services

If you are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness, contact the 24-hour state wide crisis accommodation service on 1800 825 955.

Other agencies may also be able to provide advice and assistance include:

Family violence 

If you are in immediate danger call 000.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, you can find information and supports on our Family violence information hub.


The City’s Jobs Victoria Advocates will help job seekers in our community connect with employment and training services by providing practical, personalised support.


Digital Inclusion

There are many locations throughout our municipality where you can access free WiFi or computer use. Visit our Digital access in the community page to find out more.


Gender COVID-19 Impact Analysis Report

Read our Gender COVID-19 Impact Analysis Report, commissioned to provide a gender equity perspective on the impact of COVID 19. The report informs the development of response and recovery strategies by acknowledging the particular impacts the pandemic has had on women (including cis and trans women and gender non-binary people) in the Greater Geelong area.

Page last updated: Monday, 22 November 2021