Financial Assistance

It is provided to eligible people who have recently experienced a financial crisis.

Some assistance that may be available include: Supermarket vouchers, food parcels, assistance with medical, dental, pharmaceutical bills, rent arrears and removalist bills, utilities bills, funeral bills, education bills, furniture and whitegoods, financial counselling and budgeting services.

Please contact the Emergency Relief Agency, or service listed below, closest to where you live to find out if you are eligible and how you can make an appointment.

Emergency Relief Agencies can provide appropriate referrals to other services that help to address the underlying causes of financial crisis.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCIES

St George area:
Bay City Care
Ph: 8094   1354
Shop 4/39-45 George St., Rockdale 2216

Salvation Army 
Ph: 1300 371 288

St Vincent de Paul 
Ph: (02) 9580 2459
183C Forest Rd, Hurstville 2220

Sutherland Shire:
Salvation Army
Ph: 1300 371 288

Orana Hub Central
Ph: 9521 8280
3A Stapleton Ave., Sutherland 2232

St Vincent de Paul 
Ph: (02) 9532 3100
710 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland 2232

Advance Diversity Service
Ph: (02) 9597 5455
Crisis financial assistance is available by appointment only


Helping Hand – 2Connect Youth & Community
Ph: (02) 9556 1769
(covers both St George areas & Sutherland Shire)
It provides one off financial brokerage assistance through support agencies to resolve the housing crisis of people aged 16 years & over  who are currently homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless . Referrals by caseworker only.

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)
Provides individuals and families on low incomes with interest free loans for amount up to $1500.00 for essential goods and services.
Ph: 136 457 to find your nearest NILS provider
NILS.com.au

CENTRELINK FINANCIAL SERVICES

For information about payments and services, visit ‘humanservices.gov.au’ or call the number listed that is most relevant to your situation:

Older Australians
Ph: 132 300

Disability, Sickness and Carers
Ph: 132 717

Employment Services
Ph: 132 850

Families and Parents
Ph: 136 150

Youth and Students
Ph: 132 490

Indigenous Call Centre
Ph: 1800 136 380

FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICES

Salvation Army – St George
Ph: (02) 9585 2030
23 Dalcassia St., Hurstville 2220

Salvation Army – Miranda
Ph: (02) 9531 8952

Salvation Army – Menai
Ph: 0419 709 730

Aboriginal Financial Advice Service
Ph: 1800 808 488

Wesley Mission
Ph: 1300 827 638

National Debt Hotline
Ph: 1800 007 007