About Us


Hi there from the team at DRERS! We are a non-profit Christian charitable organisation providing emergency relief to people in need of support in the south-west of the Yarra Ranges Council. You do not need to be on Centrelink benefits to receive our assistance. Our service is confidential and non-judgemental. We offer help to all people, regardless of race, religion or belief.

We are supported by various local churches, linked in to the Foodbank and accept donations from kind ♥ individuals. We acknowledge the generous support of Yarra Ranges Council with their funding of this project.

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Find us at the Belgrave Community Hub, located at

1616-1624 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, VIC 3160

and you can call us on (03) 9754 7777 or email drers@optusnet.com.au

If you are interested in volunteering with us contact Tania on the above details. There are many ways that you can help us to help others.

We provide:

  • food, food vouchers
  • payment of prescriptions
  • clothing vouchers
  • assistance with paying bills
  • advocacy, referrals and information
  • crisis counselling




Please note that the registered name Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service or its abbreviated form DRERS is not to be used for any purpose, on any publication or electronic media outlet unless authorised in writing by the Committee of Management.

The Committee of Management will not be responsible for any loss incurred from the collection of donations whether cash or kind, by the unauthorised use of the charity name and its abbreviations by individuals or organisations.

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End of year break

Hi everyone!
We will be closed for a break soon. We will be closed from 12:30 pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

For the first week of opening next year we will be able to assist people from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, due to staff training.

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