What is the Hobsons Bay Community Register?
The Hobsons Bay Community Register is a joint initiative between Hobsons Bay City Council, Victoria Police and Gateway Social Support Options.
Established with funding provided by the Office of Senior Victorians, a part of the Department of Planning and Community Development. The Register is a confidential and secure database of Hobsons Bay residents who are over 50 years of age and / or have a disability.
Personal information is securely held at the office of Gateway Social Support Options and is available to the Victoria Police, Hobsons Bay City Council and the Australian Red Cross to help you in emergency situations.
Volunteers from Gateway Social Support Options provide regular phone calls to check on your wellbeing, providing comfort and peace of mind.
During a heatwave, volunteers will provide daily phone calls to members who are most at risk of heat related illness, such as the frail elderly or those who are housebound due to a disability.
Participation is voluntary and registration is free.
Why should I be a part of it?
Hobsons Bay residents over 50 years of age value their safety and independence. Some live alone or with a partner and may feel isolated from family, friends and community life.
The register gives family and friends peace of mind when they can’t be with you. Friends and Families know that you are in touch with people who care, and if there is an emergency, they can be notified.
So reach out to those who care for you and become part of the Hobsons Bay Community Register. For more information about the Community Register download the Community Register brochure(PDF, 4MB).
How do I join?
If you would like to be part of this program, phone Gateway Social Support Options on 9399 3511 or visit www.gatewaysupport.org.au and ask for a registration form. Complete the form and return it to:
Hobsons Bay Community Register
Gateway Social Support Options
43 Paxton Street
Spotswood VIC 3015.