Help for those impacted by COVID-19

Here is some practical support for those facing hardship and mental health challenges in WA right now

Free Financial Counselling

St Vincent de Paul – 1300 794 054

Communicare – 6370 1000

Apply for Job seeker allowance (old Newstart)

And if you need a chat to an independent expert then call Ryan who had many happy years with the department 6202 1045 (office hours)

Food relief services


Second Harvest

The Pantry WA – 7 Lumsden Road, Wangara Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:30am – 12:00pm  Offering food parcels to people in need

Low Cost Food

Low cost food centres stock common everyday food and household items. They operate similar to a supermarket, except they offer food at a low cost to those on low incomes. You will need to show a Health Care or Pension card to shop there.

Carlisle Food Centre 9470 3218 43–45 Star Street,

Wednesday and Thursday from 9am–1pm


Mankara (Southcare) 9450 6233

54 Bickley Crescent, Manning

Monday to Friday 8am–4pm


Rockingham Low Cost Food Centre 9592 6060

7 Willmott Drive, Cooloongup

Tuesday to Friday from 8:30am–1pm


Foothills Food Centre 9453 6320

Uniting Church, Hale Road, Forrestfield Thursday

and Saturday from 9am–12pm


Portcare 9337 8541

372 South street, O’Connor

Monday to Friday from 9:30am–5pm,

Saturday from 9:30am–1:30pm


Assistance with your tenancy and the law


Sussex Street Community Law Centre – 6253 9500


Mental Health & Counselling Support

We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn’t quite right, you’ve got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help.

For a quick meal

  • Australian Red Cross Soup Patrol – Monday to Sunday 7.30pm Red Cross HQ cnr Goderich Street and Bishops Row, East Perth
  • Manna
  • Hope Inc 142-146 Beaufort St, Northbridge Phone 9427 5013
  • St Vincent de Paul Mon to Fri 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Phone 1300 794 05
  • St Alban’s Soup Kitchen 423 Beaufort St, Highgate Free Saturday from 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm Phone 9328 8071
  • Salvation Army Soup Van – The Salvation Army’s soup van is out every day. You can find them at the following locations:
  1. Ozone Reserve, Langley Park at 8am
  2. Wellington Square, Hill Street, East Perth at 8:30am