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

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Skills and Jobs Centres

Skills and Jobs 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

Kangan Institute
Broadmeadows Campus: Building A, Office 121, Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows
1300 100 606
skills&jobscentre@kangan.edu.au

Melbourne Polytechnic
Northland Shopping Centre:
2-50 Murray Road, Preston 3072   
(03) 9269 8400
Plenty Valley: 415 McDonalds Road, Mill Park 3082
(03) 9269 8400.
courses@melbournepolytechnic.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 Northern Metro Melbourne

Abbotsford
617 Victoria Street
Abbotsford 3067

Airport West
Shop 79, Level 1
Westfield Airport West
29-35 Louis Street
Airport West 3042

Broadmeadows
16-22 Pearcedale Parade
Broadmeadows 3047

Brunswick
172-186 Moreland Road
Brunswick 3056

Epping
713 High Street
Epping 3076

Greensborough
16-20 Grimshaw Street
Greensborough 3088

Heidelberg
21 Yarra Street
Heidelberg 3084

Newmarket
482-490 Racecourse Road
Flemington 3031

Preston
251 Murray Road
Preston 3072

Sunbury
33-37 Evans Street
Sunbury 3031

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

Broadmeadows
Hume City Council
1079 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows 3047
(03) 9205 2200
email@hume.vic.gov.au

Coburg
Moreland City Council
90 Bell Street
Coburg 3058
(03) 9240 1111
info@moreland.vic.gov.au

Greensborough  
Nillumbik Shire Council
Civic Drive
Greensborough 3088
(03) 9433 3111
nillumbik@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Ivanhoe  
Banyule City Council
275 Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe 3079
(03) 9490 4222
enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au

Preston
Darebin City Council
274 Gower Street
Preston 3072
(03) 8470 8888
mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au

Richmond
City of Yarra
333 Bridge Road
Richmond 3121
(03) 9205 5555
info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

South Morang  
City of Whittlesea
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang 3752
(03) 9217 2170
info@whittlesea.vig.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.