Connecting communities - emergency relief

Help and support for people looking for emergency relief.

Hot food, hampers, financial relief, assistance with paying bills.

Australian Government COVID-19 disaster payment

If you lost income during the Sydney COVID-19 restrictions, you may be eligible for the Australian Government's COVID-19 disaster payment.

More information

Organisations that can help you

The following organisations can help with food, hampers, financial relief and assistance paying bills:

Baycity Care (Arncliffe) - emergency food hampers and bill assistance

23 Barden St, Arncliffe

Open on Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-1pm and 5.30pm-6:30pm

Provide FREE fruit, veg & bread &  for a nominal fee groceries

02 9597 1477

Department of Social Services Grants Directory - emergency relief services in your area

Metro Assist - relief assistance which may include food vouchers, chemist bills, phone bills, opal cards and partial energy bills

02 9789 3744 or 02 8709 0200

St George and Sutherland Homeless help - accommodation, financial assistance, food and meals

Emergency Relief Resource - for eastern suburbs and city CBD

Prosper (Project Australia) Sydney help hub - material assistance by request

0402 787 571

Anglicare - emergency food assistance 

Foodbank - for referrals to other food service providers

Foodback doesn't provide food directly to the community, but can give you the details of local service providers

02 9756 3099

St Vincent de Paul Community Support Centre

Kogarah storehouse (Kogarah) - emergency food and bill support

OzHarvest - free food supermarket

Project kindness - can deliver food, toiletries, kids toys, bedding and more

0402 518 450

National debt helpline

1800 007 007

Junction neighbourhood centre - COVID-19 services directory

Food and meals for older Australians

The Staples Bag - $10 bags of heavily discounted food

449 Canterbury Rd, Campsie

Open 9:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

(02) 9787 6832

The Crateful Group - fresh food hampers in the Bexley area