Secure register of residents’ emergency contacts

The Bellarine Community Support Register supports the safety and independence of older and vulnerable Bellarine residents. It holds contacts and information provided by residents and can be accessed only by police in a personal emergency.

Register

Takes just a few minutes. It is free.  You  can save and return to complete later  

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 We are looking for new Volunteers. Be rewarded by knowing you are helping the local community  and making a difference 

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Support the independence and wellbeing of vulnerable people in your community.

 Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation

Our Office is closed but we will be operating remotely. If you need to contact us, call or text 0480 228 674 between the hours of 9.30am and 12pm Monday to Friday or email: [email protected]

Senior Australians, families and carers can FREECALL 1800 675 398  if they:

  • are feeling lonely or distressed or are worried about a loved one feeling the same?
  • are worried about a friend or family member living with dementia.

What we do to help

EMERGENCY

We provide information on the Register only to police to support ambulance, hospital or fire services in an emergency where people are unable to provide this information themselves. 

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SECURITY

We securely store all personal information and ensure it is accessible only by police in an emergency. All our volunteers undergo police checks and sign confidentiality agreements.

SAFETY

On request, our volunteers provide regular telephone care calls to people on our Register (the registrants) between 9.30am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.

COMMUNITY

We offer reassurance for our registrants, their family and neighbours that their local community cares about their welfare and is alert to their needs.

A service you can trust

The Bellarine Community Support Register is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation managed and run by volunteers based at the Bellarine police station. All our volunteers undergo police checks and sign confidentiality agreements.

We are happy to speak to you, or to present to your group or organisation, on the benefits of the Register.

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Benefits of the Register

LOCALS

The Register is a free and voluntary service that securely maintains your contact and personal information should police need to access it during an emergency. We only store information provided by you. You can also schedule regular phone care calls from our volunteers, Monday to Friday (9.30am – 12noon excluding public holidays).

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CARERS/FAMILY

Your carers, family and friends can feel reassured that, when they are not able to be present, volunteers at the Register have access to your personal details in the event of an emergency.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

People on our Register are provided with a sticker to place near their front door and an ID card for their wallet so that emergency services can contact police should they require contact or personal information that people are unable to provide themselves.

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GP/MEDICAL

General practitioners, pharmacists and other clinicians can encourage patients who live alone or who are elderly, isolated or have special needs to register so they can be supported, if required, in an emergency or if they need and want regular care telephone checks from Register volunteers.

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VOLUNTEERS

The Register provides local volunteers with an encouraging, welcoming and supportive environment in which to help their local community. If you have a few hours to spare to work in our office at Bellarine police station, please contact us. 

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COMMUNITY

We are an incorporated non-profit organisation, run by volunteers, and would welcome any donations to assist our work. All donations over $2.00 are income tax deductible.

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