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  • Currently the funding has been fully allocated for this financial year. The program is currently at capacity. We will re-open for referrals on 1 July 2024.

Outdoor Help and Garden Maintenance Program

We are excited to again be able to offer residents of Merri-bek aged over 55 the opportunity to access our Outdoor Help and Garden Maintenance Program. Funds are limited and will be on a first come basis.

Our team is available to support you with the following tasks for up to $1000 per year, per household:

  • General clean up including rubbish removal
  • Garden clean up and weeding
  • Removal of trees
  • Pruning back hedges and trees
  • Assistance with planting
  • Paving
  • Building raised garden beds
  • Landscaping

What's not included?

  • Regular lawn mowing

Eligibility criteria applies:

  • Must be over 55 years
  • On a low income - have a health care card, pension card or veteran affairs card
  • Be residing in the home as an owner or renter
  • Residence must be located in Merri-bek
  • One application per household, per year
  • Not receiving funding for Outdoor Help through another program such as a Home Care Package or NDIS funding

How the Outdoor Help and Garden Maintenance Program works

  • Contact our friendly Aged and Community Support team to check your eligibility and discuss your needs. You can call them on 9240 1172 or email them at
  • Our team will connect you with one of our partners. They will contact you directly to arrange to complete the task/s requested