Emergency relief support

Do you need urgent assistance to purchase food?

Do you have one or two small bills that you urgently need help to pay?

For an Emergency Relief appointment in Perth:

Call 9220 1255 at 11am on Tuesdays to make an appointment for Wednesday or Thursday.

For an Emergency Relief appointment in Merriwa:

Call 9220 1255 at 10am on Fridays for an appointment on Monday or Tuesday.

Emergency Relief provides support for people facing immediate financial crisis.

If you can’t afford to buy food or pay your bills – or you have unexpected family-related expenses such as medicine – then we may be able to help.  Depending on your situation, we may be able to give you some assistance towards your bills or food.

If you need more help, we can refer you to other appropriate support services.

Emergency Relief is a high-demand service, so you’ll need to make an appointment to receive support.

If you can’t make it to your Emergency Relief appointment, please call us on 9220 1255 as soon as possible. Demand for this service is very high, so we’ll give your cancelled appointment to someone else.

For more information about Emergency Relief, you can also visit WAConnect

This service is supported by funding from the Federal Department of Social Services and Lotterywest.

What to bring to your Emergency Relief appointment:

  • Identification like a Driver’s Licence or Concession Card
  • Your Centrelink or Health Care Card if you have one
  • Your income statement or payslip if you have one
  • The bill you need us to help you pay (if your appointment is for a bill payment).

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