Transport, deliveries, meals & other support networks
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Council is directly supporting the community and acting as a single point of contact to help connect residents to a range of other service providers. If you require help finding a community service or are not sure what support is available for your circumstances, please phone Council on 6393 5300.
If you are a Meander Valley resident and require assistance with transport to attend an essential medical appointment (non-emergency), phone Council on 6393 5300 to book the Community Car service.
To access a delivery service for essential items for vulnerable people and people aged 70 years or over, phone Council on 6393 5300.
If you require prepared meals, there are a number of local service providers:
Deloraine House: 6362 2678
Servicing the Meander Valley Council area. Main meals: $5
Red Cross Meal Service: 1300 663 291
Servicing Westbury and surrounds. Main meals: $8.60, soups and desserts: 95c
Italian Day Centre: 0418 335 547
Servicing the Prospect Vale area. Meals (3 courses): $10
If you are experiencing financial difficulty and need urgent food supplies phone the Salvation Army 6323 7500
Green/Red Support Card Scheme
When you register for the Green/Red Support Card Scheme, you will be provided with a red and green cards. You place these cards in a prominent window near your front door so neighbours, family and delivery people can see if you are okay. Green card means, “I am okay”, red card means “I need some support”. Everyone who has registered for the scheme will recieve a phone call twice a week to see if they are okay. To register phone Deloraine House 6362 2678
Mental health resources
There are a range of resources available if you need someone to talk to or to help you stay mentally healthy:
• Mental Health Services Tasmania 1800 332 388
• Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
• Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
• Mens Line Australia 1300 78 99 78
• Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au for information about additional sevices.
Stay healthy, stay connected
Visit the Tasmanian Government's Stay Healthy Stay Connected facebook page. This page is a way for Tasmanians to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers tips, ideas, information updates and support.
Financial Hardship Assistance
Council recognises that some ratepayers may be experiencing serious financial hardship, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to provide assistance, Council has adopted a Financial Hardship Assistance Policy. Under this policy, Council can provide relief from rates payments to those suffering genuine and serious financial hardship. For more information or to apply, click here
Event Recovery Grants
Meander Valley Council has allocated $20,000 in grant funding to support not-for-profit community groups in recovering losses for advertised events that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 Disease Emergency. Applications will be competitively assessed and are at the sole discretion of Council. Grant funding is available as a one-off payment up to a maximum of $2,500 to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. For more information or to apply online click here
COVID-19 information updates and resources
Visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au for the latest information updates and a range of resources including:
• Keeping yourself safe
• COVID-19 symptom checker
• Reporting non-compliance
• Frequently asked questions
• Information about current restrictions
• Business and employee support links
• Information for older people
Need to access information in another language?
You can access COVID-19 information in other languages via the Department of Home Affairs website.