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WACOSS Emergency Relief Agencies Forum

The Forum is an information sharing, network event and guest speakers are regularly invited to attend.

For the first time in many years the WACOSS ER Forum WILL NOT be on the first Wednesday of the month. It will instead be held on Thursday 9th October, at Anglicare, 23 Adelaide Tec East Perth, from 10 am to 12 pm. We have a special overseas guest, Joel Berg from the USA, who will be discussing hunger in developed countries. See flyer for more information. 

 Everyone is welcome.

The WACOSS ER Forum provides an avenue for ER agencies to come together once a month to:

  • Provide mutual support
  • Share information
  • Discuss current and emerging issues related to their services and clients
  • Participate in learning opportunities
  • Meet with other agencies, departments and stakeholders who are interested in gaining the opinions of ER agencies
  • Develop strategies for working collaboratively

Forum Minutes

ER Forum Minutes 6th August 2014

ER Forum Minutes 2nd July 2014

ER Forum Minutes 4th June 2014

ER Forum Minutes 2nd April 2014

ER Forum Minutes 5th March 2014

ER Forum Minutes 5th February 2014

ER Forum Minutes 4th December 2013

ER Forum Minutes 6th November 2013

ER Forum Minutes 2nd October 2013

ER Forum Minutes 4th September 2013

ER Forum Minutes 7th August 2013

ER Forum Minutes 3rd July 2013

ER Forum Terms of Reference


For further information please contact Bernie Fisher, ER Program Officer (08) 9420 7222 or email

Other ER Networks and Forums


South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum
Group meets every second month at different agencies in the Armadale, Gosnells and Cannington area. For more information contact Shirley Glover, Gosnells Community Legal Centre 9398 1455 email


Albany Community Resource Agencies Network (ACRA Network)
Network meeting for ER providers in Albany and surrounding areas. Contact Sally Puzey at Care Christian Family Church on 9844 1694 or email for further information.

West Kimberley Emergency Relief Forum
Group meets every second month. Contact Damien Russell at Centacare Kimberley on 9192 2293 or email centamanager@westnet for further information.


Meeting face to face is still the number one method of communication; including the best way to let other people know what you are doing as well as for finding out what other services have to offer.

WACOSS is keen to assist in the development of local and regionally based Emergency Relief networks. If you have the interest we can provide the information on how to get a network up and running and help you to locate possible avenues for administrative support (i.e. minute taking, venue and coordination of meetings