Assistance in times of need

There is a variety of support services for people in need across Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. Click the link below for more information about these services

  • Ask Izzy helps to connect people to housing, food banks, health, counselling and other service providers. It lists over 350,000 services in Australia and is free and anonymous.
  • The Helping Out Guide produced by the City of Melbourne provides a comprehensive list of free and low-cost services available from organisations in the central city and surrounding suburbs. Hard copies of the guide are available from the Cathedral
  • If you are sleeping rough, experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, there are a range of support services that you can access in the city. Click here for details of services available.
  • Anglicare Victoria provides Emergency provisions and emotional support for individuals, families and young people in times of hardship.
  • The Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) is a social justice organisation that works to prevent and alleviate poverty across Australia, and offers a range of services to help those in need. Click here for details of services available.
  • Click here for a list of services for people experiencing drug and alcohol issues.
  • If you would like to speak to someone about family violence or sexual assault, you can contact 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732 (National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information referral service, available 24 hours a day, every day of the year).

If you are in immediate danger, please call for the police or an ambulance on 000.