This guide provides you with local information so you can contact relevant services in your area.

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Skills and Job Centres

Skills and Job Centres are your first port of call if you are looking to enter the workforce, start training, or re-skill.

Your local Skills and Jobs Centre

Bendigo TAFE
186 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo 3550

Ph: 1300 100 606
skills&jobscentre@bendigotafe.edu.au

Melbourne Polytechnic
3 Alexandra Street, Melton 3337 
Ph: 03 9919 9988 
sjc@vu,edu.au

Retraining or upskilling

TAFE and other training organisations

If you’re thinking about a training course, take a look at the variety of courses available at the Victorian Skills Gateway. At the website you can find available courses by name, occupation, provider and/or your location. You can also call 131 823 for more information.

Looking for a job

Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria links jobseekers with employers looking for staff. If you're eligible, a Jobs Victoria Partner can provide you with tailored support including CV development and interview skills, work experience, skills training, jobs placement and mentoring.

Find your local Jobs Victoria Partner

Find job searching tips on our Get Job Ready page

jobactive Employment Services

jobactive links private and community organisations and services across Victoria. It can help you with range of job-search needs.

For details on jobactive in your area call 13 62 68 or visit www.jobsearch.gov.au

Online job-search and professional networking

SEEK is a leader in online employment and training services in Australia. SEEK’s goal is to connect people with careers, related learning and business opportunities.

LinkedIn is a business-orientated social-networking site. It connects you with contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas and opportunities with a broad network of professionals. Employers and recruiters use LinkedIn to find suitable candidates for many different roles.

Financial advice

Centrelink

Centrelink offers a free and confidential Financial Information Service that can help you prepare for retrenchment, including:

  • Financial options
  • Financial planning principles
  • Taxation and social security implications
  • Superannuation
  • Investment choices.

Centrelink provides direct assistance to families through a range of payments and services to help with health, social and welfare expenses.

Visit www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/job-seekers or call Centrelink Families: Ph: 13 61 50 (Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm).

Centrelink Customer Service Centres in Loddon Campaspe

Bendigo
Cnr Lyttleton Terrace and St Andrews Avenue
Bendigo 3550

Bendigo Central
1st Floor
45 Mundy Street
Bendigo 3550

Echuca
69 Heygarth Street
Echuca 3564

Maryborough
16 Campbell Street
Maryborough 3465

Financial counselling

Financial counselling can help you make decisions about your finances and plan for the future. The following websites contain useful information and pathways to financial advice.

MoneyHelp

MoneySmart

Centrelink

Local council and personal support services

There are a range of community groups and welfare organisations in your local area that can assist you with services such as:

  • Emergency financial relief
  • Housing assistance
  • Counselling.

Contact your local council to find services in your area

Bendigo
Greater Bendigo City Council
195 Lyttleton Terrace
Bendigo 3550
(03) 5434 6000
info@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Castlemaine
Mount Alexander Shire Council
25 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine 3450
(03) 5471 1700
info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

Echuca
Campaspe Shire Council
Cnr Hare & Heygarth Streets
Echuca 3564
(03) 5481 2200
shire@campapspe.vic.gov.au

Gisborne
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Robertson Road
Gisborne 3437
(03) 5422 0333
mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Maryborough
Central Goldfield Shire Council
22 Nolan Street
Maryborough 3465
(03) 5461 0610
mail@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Wedderburn
Buloke Shire Council
367 Broadway
Wycheproof 3527
(03) 5494 1200
loddon@loddon.vic.gov.au

Emotional support

A restructure, retrenchment or unexpected income loss can cause financial and emotional hardship for business owners, managers, workers and their families.

Talking to someone is an important first step if you or someone you know is experiencing problems.

Lifeline is a free confidential telephone helpline that offers support regarding mental health and wellbeing. Call 13 11 14.

Beyond Blue provides information and referral services for those who may be experiencing depression, anxiety or substance abuse. Call 1300 224 636.

Other services

Trade unions may be able to provide you with support and advice through this transition period. The Victorian Trades Hall Council has a list of unions here: www.vicunions.org.au

Redundancy InfoLink is your starting point for helpful information and assistance after notification of redundancy.