You don’t need a PCR test if you have a positive rapid antigen test.
HOW QNH CAN HELP QNH is committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for our community. We understand there will be people experiencing barriers to accessing their COVID-19 vaccination certificate. We are therefore offering support and advice to people to access their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
Every Monday afternoon from 1.30pm - 4.30pm Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House is providing free support sessions with our wonderful volunteer Lyle Grinter who will help you set up your digital certificate on your smartphone or Iphone or simply help you access your Vaccination Status. Bookings are essential.
Please contact our Coordinator Donna Swan on 52583367 Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm to make an appointment
Assistance with the $250 Power Saving Bonus
We are helping community members apply for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus, a one-off payment to help eligible Victorians experiencing energy bill stress. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you or someone you know meets the eligibility requirements, get in contact with us and we can help you access this important bonus. What is the $250 Power Saving Bonus? The $250 Power Saving Bonus is a one-off $250 payment which provides direct support to Victorian households experiencing power bill stress during the coronavirus pandemic. It is available to over 900,000 eligible Victorian households with at least one eligible concession cardholder. Who is eligible for the Power Saving Bonus? To be eligible, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Be a Victorian residential energy consumer (i.e. have a residential electricity account)
Be receiving payments under one of the following concession programs:
Centrelink Pensioner Concession
JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy
Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession
Or hold a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card
Holders of Health Care Cards who are not recipients of Youth Allowance, JobSeeker, Austudy or Abstudy are not eligible. When can eligible households apply? Eligible households can apply anytime now up until 31 January 2022. How many people per household can apply? Only one payment is available to each household. How do I apply? Applications are made online. If you do not have access to, or are uncomfortable using technology, get in contact with QNH and we will help you every step of the way: Phone number:52583367 or 0457 272 861 Address: 3 Tobin Avenue, Queenscliff What do I need for the application process? When you come to us to submit your application, there are a few things you need to bring with you:
a copy of a recent electricity bill
your ‘NMI’ number (this is located on your bill and is typically a 10 or 11 digit number)
your card number for your Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (for JobSeekers, Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy recipients)
Be sure to keep a copy of your NMI and your application reference number as you may need this information for further communications about your application. How long does it take to receive the Power Saving Bonus? If you meet the eligibility and documentation requirements, you should receive your $250 payment via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) within two to three weeks of submission. If you request payment via cheque, this should be received within four weeks. What times are Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House assisting people with applications? Tuesday afternoon 1 - 4pm and Wednesday morning 10 - 12.00noon If you are not able to make this time, we may be able to organise another time. Do I need to call and book a time? Yes, you can call us during office hours to book an appointment on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon. If you are an organisation, you can call QNH and we can organise to attend your organisation for appointment times. What’s the easiest way to get to QNH via public transport? Please contact us as this will depend on where you are coming from
Mental health resources
This is a really challenging time for all Victorians. The following are excellent resources you can contact for support:
Do you need help to get to a Vaccination Centre? Volunteering Geelong were successful in receiving federal funds to support a community transport initiative to assist people getting to and from their vaccinations. This opportunity is available to people throughout the Barwon region. Transport can be arranged to vaccination venues, such as through GP clinics, and Bellarine Community Health, etc. These details would be arranged when people call Volunteering Geelong. As you would be aware, some vaccinations aren’t readily available, however all attempts will be made to assist those who would like to access this service.