Neighbours Unite aims to create resilient and safer communities through community connections. Most community activities have been cancelled or postponed, and social distancing is reducing the contact that people may have with their normal support networks. It is therefore an important time to reach out to connect with people in your community, particularly your neighbours and those you know are vulnerable. Visit Neighbours Unite to find out ways to stay connected with your neighbours.
Safety for Seniors
Safety for Seniors connects with vulnerable community members over the age of 65 through regular phone calls. During this time, the team will contact program members to establish individual emergency preparedness, the level of current community connection and what support members may need. If you would like to join the Safety for Seniors Program, please contact us on email@example.com or call 9528 0333.
Youth Services Outreach Support
The City of Rockingham Youth Workers are available to provide youth work support, referral and advocacy for young people aged 12–24 throughout this time.
If you are aged between 12–24 years and need support, please contact a Youth Worker via one of the below mobile numbers between business hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm
The youth workers can assist you over the phone, by text messages or using FaceTime.
Rockingham Connect Community Transport Service
The Rockingham Connect Community Transport Service (RCCTS) has suspended the current schedule until further notice.
General health and wellbeing
The City has developed some online engagement tools to help people stay mentally and physically healthy.
How to talk to your children about COVID-19
COVID-19 has brought sudden and drastic changes which may leave children confused and uncertain. Although it is complex for children to understand, it is important to talk to your children on a regular basis, creating a safe space for them to share how they feel and to also give age-appropriate information to help their understanding.
Visit Beyond Blue and the Raising Children Network for valuable information and tips on how to best speak with your child.
The City is working in close partnership with the local not-for-profit sector to assist in coordinating emergency relief. If you are in need of emergency relief (in particular with food) please contact the city on 9528 0333 and ask to speak with Community Support Services to be referred to the appropriate agency.
Visit community support services for a list of local not-for-profit groups that can assist with everything from food hampers to financial assistance if you are struggling.
State and Federal government
The Western Australian and Australian Governments have announced some measures to support individuals and households. Read more about the Australian Government response and State Government response.
Contact/Emergency numbers (external support services)
Aboriginal Support Services:
- Babbingur Mia Health Service - Telephone Consultations only: 9550 0900
- Wungening Corporation Rockingham (Alcohol and Drug Services): 6558 1090 / 9221 1411
Community Support Services: