Many people may be feeling the effects of COVID-19 right now, and help is available from community service organisations, including financial counselling, food vouchers, assistance with bills, emergency accommodation, and referrals to other supports and services.
WAConnect is a WA online directory to help you and your family find extra help to get you through these challenging times. Search WAConnect for local food relief, emergency accommodation, assistance with overdue bills and referrals to other services and support.
Emergency Relief and Food Access Service
The free-call Emergency Relief and Food Access Service has been set up to support community members to identify and apply for emergency relief. Phone 1800 979 777 from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
National Debt Helpline
The National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people in Australia tackle their debt problems. They offer free, independent and confidential financial information and support provided by financial counsellors. They can also help you find other supports in your community.
Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA
You can search your nearest financial counsellor by visiting Financial Counsellors Association WA to find a Financial Counsellor, by typing your post code. There are additional financial resources available in the COVID-19 section.
If you would like further information about emergency relief or resources that might be useful you are welcome to email [email protected], Community Relief and Resilience Coordinator.