Local Services

Fawkner Community House maintains a Community Information Kiosk for the residents of Fawkner.

The Information Kiosk is self serve resource for people to find a service for themselves. The pamphlets are on display in the main room of the house and there are some alternative language pamphlets available.

Merri Community Health Service

Merri Community Health Service provides a time and place where you can get information and referral about any welfare issue. Most of the duty workers are bilingual and their languages include Italian, Turkish, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English.

Telephone interpreters can be provided. The Duty Worker can be contacted at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday 1PM to 4PM
  • either call Ph. 9350 4000 or drop in at 93 Bell St, Coburg (no appointment required)

If you need to see someone in Fawkner, appointments can be made to see a Duty Worker at Fawkner Community Health Centre Ph. 9357 2444 at 79 Jukes Rd Fawkner. (English, and Arabic speaking social workers are available at this site)

Legal Issues

Victorian Legal Aid has provided pamphlets concerning issues of attending Court, legal problems, intervention orders. Or click on this link to go to their website:

Community Legal and Financial Counselling Centre

assisting people with financial problems and legal issues. Or click on their website: www.communitylaw.org.au/ddls/

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

These issues require specialist assistance and people can find a fact sheet of services for surviving domestic violence and sexual assault. In the case of an emergency call ‘000’ for Victorian Police attendance.

Berry Street Victoria: Northern Family and Domestic Violence outreach Service

A pamphlet about services available to survivors of violence in the northern region.
Or click on their website: www.berrystreet.org.au

Parenting and Family Information

Various pamphlets on Parenting issues and services to assist families with the important task of caring for children, come in and see what is available to families.

The Office of Child Safety Commission

Pamphlet offers important information concerning selecting Child-Care services. Or click on their website: www.ocsc.vic.gov.au

Information resources at the Kiosk is free of charge and if you cannot find what you’re looking for please talk to the staff of the house for ideas of where to look or assistance with who to contact.

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