Thursday, June 8, 2017
Anyone affected by the shooting in Bay Street, Brighton can access support by calling the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817.
Support for people
Council is working with state government agencies and community services to support people affected by the shooting in Bay Street, Brighton on 5 June 2017.
Temporary accommodation and emergency financial assistance has been organised for anyone displaced by the events.
The Victims Support Agency is providing victims with practical assistance, counselling and support.
Anyone affected by these events can access support by calling the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817.
Red Cross and the Victorian Council of Churches will be in the area over coming days door knocking and checking on local residents to offer support.
The Department of Education is providing advice and support to schools in the local area.
Community safety – advice from the Victorian Government
This is an isolated incident and the community can be assured that Victoria Police is doing everything we can to keep the community safe.
There is no known or specific threat to any Victorian organisation, infrastructure or event.
The community should continue going about their daily business.
If you see or hear something that doesn't feel right contact the National Security Hotline immediately on 1800 123 400.
The National Terrorism threat level remains at probable.
The Better Health Channel is a Victorian Government initiative that provides quality-assured and reliable health and medical information.
You can find further information on the Better Health Channel about:
- Trauma reaction and recovery
- Trauma and children, tips for parents
- Post-traumatic stress
- Near miss experiences and traumatic events
Message from the Mayor
The Mayor Cr. del Porto has expressed his condolences for people affected by the Brighton shooting.