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Emergency Assistance & Community Support Directory


Type of Assistance

Hours & Location

Addison Rd Community Centre

Ph: 9569 7633


·        Low-cost in person shopping

·        Food Pantries

·        Food Relief

142 Addison Rd, Marrickville: 

M,T,Th,F: 12pm– 4 pm

W: 12pm-7pm

31 Pyrmont Bridge Rd Camperdown:

M-F: 12pm-4 pm

South Eastern
Community Connect (SECC)

Office ph: (02) 7903 0607

Head office: (02 8338 856)

·        Drop in

·        The People’s Pantry

·       Family Support

·        Services for Seniors

·        Support young people

1007 Botany Road Mascot:

M-F: 9:30am-4pm

Asylum Seekers Centre

Ph: 9078 1900

For Interpreter Ph: 131 450




·        Health support

·        Housing & Finance

·        Work & Training

·        Food Support

·        Education & Family support

·        Community activities

43 Bedford Street, Newtown:

M-F: 10am to 4pm

BaptistCare Hope Street

Ph: 8061 1500

·        Homelessness

·        Domestic violence

·        Women’s spaces

·        Affordable food

·        Fair finance

·        Families support

174 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo

Community Café:  M-F: 9am-1pm

Opportunity Shop: M,W,F:9am-1pm

Mobile Community Pantry

Ph: 9311 0309


·        Van stocked- non-perishables.

·        $12 to fill bag (max: 2 bags $24)


1 Gregory Street South Coogee

Every 2nd Th: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Cnr Franklin St & Victoria Lane Malabar

Every 2nd F:10am-11am

Bill Crews Foundation

Ph: 8752 4600

·        Free meals

·        Welfare and community support

·        Healthcare opens every
day.  Call phone (02) 8752 4602 to make appointment.

180 Liverpool Street Ashfield


9am- 9:45am

11:30am- 12:45pm

7:30pm- 8:30pm

Glebe Assistance Partnership Program (GAPP)

Ph: 9552 4164


·      Emergency assistance-food parcels

·       Financial assistance

·       Check website for additional services.


138a Glebe Point Rd Glebe (Beside Church,
opposite Commonwealth Bank)

·        Food Parcel collection – M: 10am-1pm & W: 10am-12.30pm

Kingsford Legal Centre

Ph: (02) 9385 9566


·        Can advise on matters such as domestic violence.

·        Credit and debt

·        Victim’s compensation

·        Criminal law

·        Employment law

·        Aboriginal Access Program

·        Healthy- Justice Partnership at Prince of Wales Hospital

Law Building (F8), University Mall, UNSW Sydney,
Kensington NSW 2052

M-F: 9am-1pm &2pm-5pm

Advice Night: M,T,W,Th: From 6pm


Kooloora Community Centre

Ph: (02) 9661 9160



·        EAPA vouchers – Tuesdays 9:30-12:30pm. Call for details.

·        Community Centre that is open to all.

·        Food parcels

·        Fresh Fruit, vegetable, and baked bread. $15.00 once per fortnight

·       Supported playgroup, family & senior’s activities, English classes.

167 Bilga Crescent Malabar

M-F: 9am-4pm

Second Bite:

M,W,F: 1pm

Veged Out:

Every 2nd
F: 10:30am (School Term)

Jesus Cares Ministry Charity

·        Food Relief

Times and

Th: 8:30am – Belmore Park (Eddy Avenue)

F: 7:45pm – Surry Hill (Eddie Ward Park)

F: 9pm – Belmore Park (Eddie Avenue)

Sat: 7:45pm – Martin Place (Phillip Street)

Sat: 9pm – Belmore Park (Eddy Avenue)

Lou’s Place
Ph: 02 9358 4553

Women Only

·        Meals, Shower,
laundry, emergency clothing, and toiletries

·        Crisis intervention, referral, trauma informed program, legal advice,
support court appearances/medical appointments & case management.

·        Activities and therapeutic classes.

67 Renwick St Redfern

M,W,Th,F: 8:30am-3:3pm

T: 8:30am-2:30pm

Breakfast: 8:30am-9:30am

Lunch: 12:30pm

Mission Australia

Ph: 02 9357 1144

·        Emergency relief for certain areas. If you live outside these suburbs, they can offer other options.

·        Offer support solely to people unable to pay their bills or who are at a high risk of not being able to do so

31 Roslyn St Rushcutters Bay/Kings Cross

M-F: 9am-5pm

Mission Beat
(Mission Australia)

Free Call: 1800 306 461

Ph: (02) 9356 0714



·        Provides rapid response crisis intervention, street support, welfare assistance, case management.

·        Provides immediate on street support to access  food, shelter, and medical care.

·        Ongoing support to stabilise
people into housing and their new community.

·        Referrals

M-F: 8am-9pm

Sat: 10am-6pm

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Ph: (02) 9564 7333


·        Information and referral

·        Counselling

·        Community programs

·        Homelessness

·      Families support

·        Boarding houses

·        Aged Care

11/13 Darley St, Newtown

M,W,Th,F: 10.00am – 4.00pm

T: 10.00am – 1.00pm

One Meal Makes a Difference

Ph: 0413 873 880


·        Not-for-profit, community organisation that helps to feed the vulnerable and at-risk members of our local communities

301 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Sat,Sun: 6:15pm – 7pm

Belvoir St Surry Hills

Sat: 7.15pm-8pm

OzHarvest Market

Ph: 1800 108 006

·        For individuals who need food relief.


95 Wellington St, Waterloo.

T,W,Th,F,Sa: 10am-2pm

Prosper (Project Australia)’s

Ph: 0402 787 571


·        Provides emergency relief to eligible families experiencing financial hardship.

·        Provided clothing, food, toiletries, nappies, and household item. Items will depend on availability.

See website or call for information on Help Hub events and programs.

Red Cross Australia

Ph: 1800 733 276

·        Emergency relief

·        Community services

·        Migration support

M-F: 9am-5pm

Rough Edges Café

Ph: 9360 6844

·        Creating a safe place for people to come together.

·        Rough Edges is a cafe-style service where meals are provided free of charge for anyone who needs them.

120 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

M: 7:30pm-9:00pm

T: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

W: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Th: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Office: M-F: 9:00am-5:00pm

St Vincent de Paul Community Support Centre

Ph: 9690 5600


·        Advocating and Referral, Form assistance, Use of a compute, Assistance with bills

·        Food parcels and material aid

·        NILS

·        Linking people in with the Society’s home visitation teams

317 Cleveland St Redfern

M-F: 9:30am-1pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Phone hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Vinnies Vans

Ph: 13 18 12



Vinnies Van provide

·        meals and snacks

·        blankets

·        toiletries

·        hot beverages

·        referrals to other services

·        companionship

Waterloo Green Housing estates: 7pm- 8pm

Ward Pk Northcott Hosing Estates: M,T,Th,Sun: 8pm-9pm

Belmore Park Haymarket: W: Sat 8.10pm -9.10pm

Laggan Ave, Balmain: F – 8.10pm to 8.30pm

Slattery Place Eastlakes M,W,Sat: 8.05pm-8.35pm

Maloney St: M,W,Sat: 8.40pm- 9.10pm

Namatjira Pl (cul de sac) Chifley: T: 6pm-6:30pm

5 Elphinstone Rd, South Coogee
Basketball Court
:  T: 6.45pm-7.15pm

5 Elphinstone Rd, South Coogee Basketball Court: Sun: 6.15pm- 6.45pm

3-7 Lexington Pl, Maroubra: Sun: 7pm-7:30pm

Namatjira Pl (cul de sac) Chifley: 7.45pm- 8.15pm

The Salvation Army Assistance Line

Ph: 1300 371 288

·        For emergency relief assistance

M-F: (9am-5pm)

The Salvation Army Maroubra

Ph: (02) 9314 2166

·        Financial or material assistance

·        Oz Harvest Monday 12.30pm

·        Free Breakfast Tuesday 9am

·        Free Lunch Wednesday 12pm

100 Boyce Road, Maroubra

M-W: 10am-1pm

The Salvation Army Street Level Café

Ph: 9360 1321

·        Surry Hills Hope café – is a low-cost
café that is open to everyone in the community.

·        2 course lunch $2.00 12.00pm-1.30pm

339 Crown Street (enter from Derby Lane off
Albion) Surry Hills

M-F: 9.45am-1pm

Cnr Philip & Cope Street Waterloo

M-W 9.45am-1:45pm

The Station Ltd

Ph: 9299 2252

·        A drop-in centre for men and women (over 21)

·        Food

·        Shower

·        Laundry

·        Self-care- including haircuts.

·        Mental health support

·        Housing support

·        Drug & alcohol support

·        Medical & legal services

82 Erskine Street Sydney NSW 2000


Food: 7:30am-9am & 12pm-12:30pm

Shower: 7:30am- 10am

Wayside Chapel, Bondi Beach

Ph: (02) 9581 9104

·        Community Services Centre

·        Op shop

·        Wayside- low-cost Café

77 Roscoe Street Bondi Beach

M-F: 9am-3pm

Wayside Chapel, Kings Cross

Ph: (02) 9581 9100

·        Community Services Centre

·        Wayside- low-cost Cafe

·        Aboriginal Cultural Centre-

·        Homelessness Hub (based
on operating hours)

·        Pathway program

·        Op shop

29 Hughes Street, Potts Point

M-F: 9am-9pm,
Sat: 9am-4pm, Sun: 9am-3pm



Welfare  Rights Centre

Ph: 02 9211 5300

·        Advice is provided over the phone.

·        Provides free legal advice on Centrelink and social security matters to people in NSW.

M-W:9:30 am – 12:30 pm



Will2Live Food Trucks

Ph: 0449 924 221



·        Food, tea/coffee & essentials

470 Pitt St HaymarketM,T,W,Th,F: 6.45pm.

Cnr Fig & Wattle St GlebeSat,Sun: 10am

TJ Hickey Park Waterloo– Sat: 12pm

Crn Catherine St & Lilyfield, Lilyfield – T: 6pm

Metro Assist

Ph: (02) 9789 3744



·        Family service

·        Settlement Services

·        Tenancy advice and advocacy

·        Financial inclusion (NILS)

·        Employment support

·        Dress for work

·        Community and family events – skills development and parenting support

Level 2, 59-63 Evaline St Campsie NSW 2194

M-F: 9am-5pm

B Miles Women Foundation Edgecliff

PH: 1800 274 984


·        Supports women.

·        Housing, support, recovery

·        Link in with relevant cultural services and support

·        Navigating complex systems of support

Intake hotline: M-F: 9am-4:30pm


Our Big Kitchen

Ph: (02) 8084 2729

·        Prepare and distribute meals please contact Kitchen before attending to ensure meals are available.

36 Flood St Bondi NSW 2026

M-F: 8am-4pm

Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Ph: (02) 9356 497

·        Children Services

·        Support groups

·        Community café

·        See website for activities

405 Crown St Surry Hills

M-F: 10am-4pm

The Ozanam Learning Centre (St Vincent de Paul Society)

Ph: 9358 8170

·        Over 18 years

·        Creative activities

·        Health and wellbeing.

·        Living skills

·        Social Participation and more

Level 3, 99 Forbes St Woolloomooloo

M-F: 8:30pm-4pm