Connecting communities for more than 30 years
We are a local not-for-profit organisation that is committed to our community. We have been supporting job seekers and employers for more than 30 years and will continue to be there for our community as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves.
**UPDATE: All echo sites are closed for face-to-face appointments until Victorian COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted. While our sites are closed, our services remain open and available to support you. Please contact your Employment Officer if you have any queries during this time.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities is our number one priority. In order to keep our staff and job seekers safe during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and to do our bit to stop the spread, we have made a few changes to the way we operate:
- We are primarily servicing job seekers via phone or video conferencing. Job seekers may request opt in face to face servicing pending safety considerations.
- You can register for our services online and over the phone. Fill in our expression of interest form or contact your local echo branch to find out more.
- Staff are implementing strict social distancing and hygiene practices in accordance with Government directives
Although the way we work has changed, we are still working and here to support you.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact us on 1300 194 240.
Do you have a disability? Have things changed for you because of coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do you need support in a language other than English? Help is available.
Call the Disability Information Helpline (now known as the Disability Gateway) on 1800 643 787 and ask for an interpreter, or call Translating and Interpreting Services on 131 450 and ask for the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787. Information about the Disability Information Helpline is also available in 63 languages.
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine for people with disability?
To keep up to date with the latest information about the COVID-19 Vaccine for people with disability, click the button below:
Melbourne Lockdown: More Support for Small Businesses
On the 12th of August, the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments announced significant new support to bolster businesses most affected by the extended public health lockdown in Melbourne, to ensure they can continue to pay their bills and the wages of workers.
For more information or to find out if your business is eligible, click the button below:
echo in the community
What our job seekers say
Due to past experiences with different Providers who did the bare minimum, echo has surprised me not only with their positive and proven hardworking attitude, they also work alongside me and the assistance is still there once I commenced employment, especially during COVID-19. Before finding a job with their help I was stuck at home, bored, with little to no money. But now I have a purpose and a good routine where I am able to now go buy groceries and not have to worry about my card declining.Barbara
I wasn’t in a good place before coming to echo, and with echo's support I have started to see life in a more positive way, it hasn’t just been about helping me find work, there’s comfort knowing that someone is there to support me and believes in me.Craig
From job searching tips to information on wage subsidies, we have a library of resources available to assist job seekers and employers.
echo acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.