ECLC is very concerned by the recent heavy rainfall and flash flooding, particularly in Lilydale, Mooroolbark, Croydon, Seville, Yarra Ranges and Maroondah locations.
While a number of our staff have been affected directly, we can confirm that ECLC’s offices have not been affected; and we will continue to serve the community through these times.
This is in addition to ECLC’s distress at the broader ongoing flooding affecting major areas across Victoria. ECLC has been assisting its CLC partners and the Disaster Legal Help Victoria partnership to provide legal help for local communities affected.
If you require legal support in the east, please contact ECLC at 1300 32 52 00, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. eclc.org.au for more information.
For those in the Lilydale / Yarra Ranges area, the latest information is here.
Victoria wide support
Here is a list of Flood Support organisations that can help you, if you have been affected by the recent floods.
Flood Recovery Hotline is a single state-wide organisation that Victorians impacted by the October 2022 floods can call for help or assistance with:
- navigating available supports
- temporary accommodation
- mental health and wellbeing support
The recovery hotline 1800 560 760 is open from 7.30am-7.30pm daily.
For more information, visit Emergency Recovery Victoria webpage.
Disaster Legal Help Victoria
If you or someone you know is in need of legal help as a result of being impacted by the flood emergency happening across Victoria, Disaster Legal Help Victoria (DLHV) can assist – helping to connect people in with the right free legal support.
You can visit http://www.disasterlegalhelp.org.au for legal information or the details about the local community legal centre to assist.
Disaster Legal Help Victoria can help with legal information and advice or refer you to a community lawyer near you. Call 1800 113 423 from 8am–6pm on weekdays.
They staff speak many languages. If they do not speak your language, they can organise an interpreter.
Have to travel?
- If you have to travel during this time, it’s recommended that you check the latest emergency advice at www.emergency.vic.gov.au
- You can also check the latest road conditions/closures at https://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/ before you leave.
For your safety – do not drive through flood waters. You do not know what is under the water and a vehicle can get water bogged and/or quickly washed away.