Emergency Relief is available for people living in the Macedon Ranges Shire who are experiencing an episode of financial stress.

Program Details

Emergency Relief can take the form of food/petrol/chemist vouchers or assistance with a one off bill. The Emergency Relief worker can also refer people to a range of services for material aide, financial counselling, housing support, drug/alcohol information and counselling, family/relationship counselling and other health services.

As funding is very limited it is only available once in a three month period per recipient. Recipients need to bring ID to appointments (preferably pension or health care card) as proof of address and the number of occupants that make up the family unit living in the home.

Program Contact Details

Phone: 1300 026 229 or complete the Contact Us form.


Emergency Relief is by appointment only at Kyneton and Woodend.

Other areas of the shire can either make an appointment to attend at Kyneton or Woodend, or call to schedule an appointment to speak to the Emergency Relief worker to discuss their situation.


Available for people living within the Macedon Ranges Shire and who are experiencing an episode of financial stress. Evidence of income type, address and occupants in the home must be provided.

Availability / Times

By appointment only.

Monday, Tuesday & Friday (1.30pm-2.45pm)

Wednesday (by phone appointment only)