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Support during power outages

Resources to help residents manage recent power outages.


Shower facilities are available. Please bring your own towel and toiletries.

Knox Leisureworks

35 Tormore Road, Boronia.

Check opening times.

Rowville Community Centre

40 Fulham Road, Rowville

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6pm.

Please call ahead: 9763 7400.

Wifi and charging

Our libraries offer free wifi and access to charge your phones and other devices. Please bring your own chargers.

Check opening hours for our libraries

Food relief

Free hot meals

Seven days, 6:10am – 11am and 4pm – 8pm
Shree Swaminarayan Temple
69 Wadhurst Drive, Boronia
Ph: 0421 506 666

Wednesday nights 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Foothills Community Care
Dine in (subject to restrictions) and takeaway and care packages available)
Ferntree Gully Guide Hall
152 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully

Monday nights, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Upwey Baptist Church
21 Darling Ave, Upwey

Take away meals

Mondays, 12pm
Boronia Bayswater Church of Christ
59 Boronia Rd, Boronia, VIC, 3155, Australia

Fridays, 5:00pm
Boronia Bayswater Church of Christ
643 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater, VIC, 3153, Australia

Bookings required. Ph: 0412 433 237

See other agencies also offering emergency food relief and assistance

Financial assistance

To help people impacted by the June 9 storm and power outages, the Victorian Government has announced the following financial assistance payments:

Emergency Re-establishment Payments
If your home is uninhabitable or inaccessible for more than seven days following the recent severe storm. You may be eligible for an emergency relief and/or emergency re-establishment payment.

The payment is administered by the Victorian Government through the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing 

Prolonged Power Outage
Payment of $1,680 per week for up to three weeks to all eligible households without power as at Thursday 17 June. The payment will be administered by Ausnet. For more information, please visit the Ausnet website

Further information on outages

For up to date information on the power outage see the Ausnet website for the latest storm updates

Coping with power outages

See the Energy Victoria website for a guide on how to cope during a power outage, and how you can help to prevent an outage.

Emergency relief or personal support

If you need emergency relief or personal support, please reach out to our Short Term Support Team by calling 9298 8874 or emailing

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