Contact Us
  • Good Shepherd ‘Pop-Up’ in East Gippsland & Towong
  • Contact Us
Language:

Good Shepherd ‘Pop-Up’ in East Gippsland & Towong

Good Shepherd is supporting Victorians in the East Gippsland and Towong regions to rebuild, following the 2019/20 bushfires which left many people financially vulnerable.

This service is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness & Housing.

Our Good Shepherd ‘Pop-Up’ in East Gippsland and Towong is staffed by people who know the region and community well. Services available include:

  • Range of No Interest Loans (NILs) of up to $3,000 for essential items, bills, rent, relocation cost and more
  • Workshops: Learn to understand your money situation and become financially stronger with practical, simple information.
  • Good Insurance: information on affordable and simple insurance for people on low incomes
  • Referrals to services including: free financial counselling, food relief, domestic & family violence support and government concessions
Young woman with short hair portrait black and white

How our team is supporting East Gippsland and Towong residents:

Christina – Good Money Client, Bairnsdale
“I first met Christina at St Vincent’s in Bairnsdale where we discussed her needs and submitted a NILs application for her. She had some savings to contribute and I suggested she obtain a couple of quotes for the job for comparison.
Christina was able to lodge her NILs application and… the NILs loan will allow Christina to replace her flooring, offering repayment options that she can manage while staying on track with her budget”.

Christine – Good Money Client, Morewell
Christine lives locally in a caravan park and required a NILs loan her vehicle registration as well as a gas bottle for her cabin. Her NILs application was lodged with Good Shepherd by phone. When initially asked for documentation she panicked but our financial capability worker, Terri, talked her through the entire process. Terri made it easy for Christine to text the required information to her and with Christine unable to use internet banking, Terri assisted her with getting a bank statement emailed directly to the Good Shepherd Good Money Store in Morwell.  Christine’s loan has been approved and Christine is gradually paying it back.

Contact Us

Pop-up East Gippsland and Towong Shire Form
Eligibility criteria - Location

Learn to control and re build your financial wellness through our range of free workshops.

Click here to find out more

Are you a Victorian Energy consumer?

 

You may be eligible for the $250 Power Saving Bonus.

To see if you or someone you know is eligible visit Power Saving Bonus VIC – Good Shepherd

Other services you may be interested in

No Interest Loans (NILs) for vehicles

No Interest Loans (NILs) for vehicles

For vehicles linked to day-to-day use including:
  • car (must be registered),
  • motorcycle,
  • scooter / mobility scooter,
  • boat,
  • first year registration and stamp duty (for purchase of vehicle).
Borrow up to $5000. Pay back what you borrow. No Fees. No Interest. Ever.
Family & Domestic Violence No Interest Loans (FDV NILs)

Family & Domestic Violence No Interest Loans (FDV NILs)

For women affected by family and domestic violence. Loans can be used for bond & rent, legal costs, security items, removalist and transport costs, car registration and repairs, furniture and whitegoods, utility bills, technology, medical & dental, education & employment tools/equipment . Borrow up to $2000. Pay back what you borrow. No Fees. No Interest. Ever.
Financial Independence Hub

Financial Independence Hub

The Financial Independence Hub is a free and confidential service supporting people who have experienced financial abuse to feel more confident with money and plan for the future. If you have experienced financial abuse and are ready to take practical steps to build your long-term financial independence, we are here to support you.
Family Violence Services Brimbank-Melton VIC

Family Violence Services Brimbank-Melton VIC

If you are experiencing family violence Good Shepherd can help. We provide specialist family violence services for those in the Brimbank-Melton region.
Bayside Peninsula Family Violence Services VIC

Bayside Peninsula Family Violence Services VIC

If you are experiencing family violence Good Shepherd can help. We provide specialist family violence services for those in the Bayside Peninsula.
Financial Capability and Wellbeing Program VIC

Financial Capability and Wellbeing Program VIC

Improve your understanding of your finances and debt management with our Financial Capability and Wellbeing Program.
Financial Counselling VIC

Financial Counselling VIC

Good Shepherd offers a free and confidential financial counselling service that assists people to gain control over debt and financial pressures.
Firmer Foundations NSW

Firmer Foundations NSW

Firmer Foundations is a free program for women focusing on money management and financial independence.
Family violence counselling for your children

Family violence counselling for your children

Good Shepherd's family violence service includes counselling and support for your children.
Housing services

Housing services

Our Family Violence services can help connect you with special crisis accommodation.
Legal Services Advice

Legal Services Advice

If you are experiencing family violence, we can connect you with helpful legal services.
Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Our Family Violence services can help you with financial assistance.
No Interest Loans (NILs)

No Interest Loans (NILs)

For essential goods & services including:
  • household items (fridge, TV, washing machine + more),
  • furniture,
  • education essentials,
  • laptops & devices,
  • car repairs,
  • medical & dental expenses.
Borrow up to $1500. Pay back what you borrow. No Fees. No Interest. Ever.
Counselling NSW

Counselling NSW

Good Shepherd offers a range of specialist counselling services to young people aged 12-17 and their families.
Click here to exit quickly