A to Z referral Guide

Accommodation

Search the web and follow the links on:

Alcohol

  • Alcoholics Anonymous. Check out www.aa.org.au and follow the links to over 200 meeting places within Melbourne alone.

Anxiety

  • Reconnexion (anxiety disorder specialists) 222 Burke Road Glen Iris VIC Australia 3146, Ph: 03 9886 9400, 1300 273 266 www.reconnexion.org.au
  • Beyond Blue Call 1300 22 4636 or www.beyondblue.org.au
  • Depression.com.au Tel: 03 9855 0220 Fax: 03 9853 0744 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Metro Timetables www.metrotrains.com.au
  • Contract Dispute Consumer Affairs Victoria 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000, 1300 55 81 81 Hours of operation, Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm, except public holidays

Churches in Melbourne and surrounding Suburbs

  • Anglican Community Of The Holy Nam, 33 Lorna St Cheltenham VIC 3192 ph: (03) 9583 4030
  • AngliCORD, 1a Canterbury Rd Camberwell VIC 3124 ph: (03) 9495 6100
  • Big House Communities, 255 Outlook Drive Dandenong North VIC 3175 ph: (03) 9795 4525
  • Bright Moon Buddhist Society, 536 Springvale Rd Springvale VIC 3171 ph: (03) 9558 5487
  • Buckley's Hope Community Centre, 35 Buckley St Noble Park VIC 3174 ph: (03) 9574 1944
  • Calvary Worship Centre, 681- 685 Heatherton Rd Clayton South VIC 3169 ph: (03) 9540 8167
  • Jesus Is The Way Spanish Church, 210 Nicholson St Footscray VIC 3011 ph: (03) 9689 2000
  • Legion Of Mary Senatus Of Melbourne, 456 Queensberry St North Melbourne VIC 3051 ph: (03) 9328 4757
  • Lifeworks, Level 5, 227 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000 ph: (03) 9654 7360

City of Melbourne

Depression

Discrimination

  • Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission Level 3, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Ph: 1300 891 848, for further information please visit www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

Domestic Violence

Emergencies (Ambulance, Police, Fire Brigade)

  • Dial 000

Legal Advice

  • Victoria Legal Aid, Head Office, 350 Queen St. Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9269 0234
  • Sunshine, 1/474 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020 Ph: (03) 9300 5333

Gambling Problems

  • For immediate help call 1800 858 858

Grief & Loss

  • National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) Suite 4, Level 1, 182 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne Vic. 3002 Ph: 03 9650 3000, www.nalagvic.org.au

Hospitals

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital: 9342 7000
  • St. Vincent's Hospital: 9288 2211

Information For International Students

Injury at Work

  • WorkSafe Head Office, Ground Floor, 222 Exhibition Street, Melb. 3000 Ph: (03) 9641 1555
  • WorkSafe Bourke St Melbourne, Level 4,628 Bourke St Melb. VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9941 0558 www.worksafe.vic.gov.au

Life in Australia book

  • This book provides information about Australian history, culture, society and the values Australian people share. Book is also available in various languages other than English and can be downloaded from www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/values/book

Mosques (Muslim)

  • Broadmeadows Mosque, 45-55 King Street, Broadmeadows, Ph 03 9359 0054 (Melways Ref. Map 7-C4)
  • Islamic Call Society, 19 Michael Street, Brunswick, Ph 03 9387 7100 (Melways Ref. Map 29 -G9)
  • Coburg ISNA Mosque, 995 Sydney Road, Coburg North (Melways Ref. Map 17-H8)

Pay Disputes

Transport

Public Transport

Renting a House do’s and don’ts

  • Consumer Affairs Victoria 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000, 1300 55 81 81
  • Hours of operation, Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm, except public holidays

Sexual Assault

  • CASA, Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault Level 3, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
  • Counselling line: 9635 3610 Administration Line: 9635 3600 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Web: www.thewomens.org.au/CASAHouse

Student Safety

  • Think Beforetaglinereinforces the message that international students need to be aware of their surroundings, particularly late at night on public transport, and to plan their travel. The key safety messages have been translated into 13 languages and have been packaged into an animated video clip. The Think Before animation portrays 'George' a fictional character designed to resonate with international students in Australia. Think Before is available through a website www.thinkbefore.com.au.

  • A Student Safety in Victoria brochure can also be downloaded from a www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?a=internetBridgingPage&Media_ID=57109
  • Temples (Buddha)

    • Please visit Buddhist Council of Victoria at www.bcv.org.au, for more information.
  • Temples (Sikh)

    • Gurdwara Sahib 44 Hume Hwy, Craigieburn (Melways Ref. Map 387-C6)
    • Sri Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha, 127 Whitehorse Rd. Blackburn (Melways Ref. Map 47-K9)
    • The Sikh Community Centre, 116 Tyler Street, East Preston (Melways Ref. Map 19-B10)
  • Temples (Hindu)

    • Hindu Society, 52 Boundary Road, Carrum Downs, Victoria 3201 (Melways Ref. Map 98-F10)
    • Sri Shiva - Vishnu Temple, 52 Boundary Road, Carrum Downs, Vic. 3201 ( Melways Ref. Map 98-F10)
    • Melbourne Murugan Temple 17-19 Knight Avenue, Sunshine, 3020 (Melways Ref. Map 26-J4)
  • Train Timetables

  • Workplace Safety

    • WorkSafe Head Office, Ground Floor, 222 Exhibition Street, Melb, 3000 Ph: (03) 9641 1555
    • WorkSafe Bourke St. Melb, Level 4,628 Bourke St Mel. VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9941 0558 www.worksafe.vic.gov.au

    Above mentioned services may attract some fee.

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