Access to Services

Brophy Family & Youth Services

Brophy Family & Youth Services offer a range of service options for young people including housing, mental health supports, counselling, mediation, mentoring and re-engagement activities.  For more information and to find out what is available please contact the intake service at Brophy Family & Youth Services.

Brophy Family & Youth Services

210 Timor Street, Warrnambool, Vic, 3280

Phone: 03 5561 8888


What can Centrelink do for you?

Centrelink is a Commonwealth Government agency that provides a range of services.  For advice about searching for a job see the website or call in to your local Centrelink office.

Go to and follow the link to advice for Finding a Job.

Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole is a Commonwealth Government program that provides work experience opportunities and activities for eligible job seekers.  Through Work for the Dole, many unemployed people satisfy their mutual obligation responsibilities to give something to the community in return for their unemployment payments.

Go to

Green Corps

The Green Corps program gives young Australians aged between 17 and 20 the opportunity to volunteer to preserve and restore Australia's natural environemnt and cultural heritage.  Through the training provided, participants are also able to improve their employment prospects.  Projects focus on areas where heritage and environmental restoration and conservation are a high priority.

Green Corps is delivered in partnership by Job Futures and Conservation Volunteers Australia on behalf of the Australian Government.

Go to or phone 1800 077 700.

Youth Allowance

Youth Allowance aims at keeping young people engaged with school, the labour market, their family and their community.  Youth Allowance was introduced with the aim of:

  • ensuring eligible young people receive income support while studying, training, or looking for or preparing for paid employment.
  • encouraging young people to choose further education or training over job search if they do not have sufficient skills to obtain long-term employment.
  • encouraging young people to undertake activities that promote entry into employment.

Contact your local centrelink office or go to and search Youth Allowance for details. 


Abstudy provides an income-tested living allowance and some supplementary benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students at both school and tertiary levels.  It also provides a Pensioner Education Supplement for eligible students.

Contact your local centrelink office or go to and search Abstudy for details.

Aboriginal & Torres Straight Island Organisations

Worn Gundidj Co-operative Ltd

1-3 Rooneys Road, Warrnambool

Phone: 5561 5315

Gunditjmara Co-operative Ltd

Harris Street Reserve, Warrnambool

Phone: 5562 9729

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association

49 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Phone: 9416 3833