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Emergency Relief & Support

Emergency relief services are delivered by community organisations and help people address immediate basic needs in times of crisis. Emergency relief supports people experiencing financial distress or hardship and who have limited means or resources to help them alleviate their financial crisis.

Bravery Trust Provides urgently needed financial support to ex-ADF personnel and veterans and their families, who are suffering as a result of their service.

Legacy Provides services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.

Engage Engage is an online portal that current, transitioning, and former ADF members; their families, and/or those involved in their support can use to locate support services.

Wounded Heroes Provides support the members of the Australian Defence Force, Veterans and their families in financial crisis, homeless or at risk of homelessness.


Ask Izzy is a search tool to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness find shelter, food, health and other critical support services.

Engage is an easily accessible directory of community support services to assist Veterans and their families be linked to ex-service organisations

My Community Directory is the one place Australians find quality, online health and community information to meet these challenges now and in the future.

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Main Organisations

Salvation Army direct you to your nearest SalvosConnect community centre

Vinnies providing assistance when you are in need

Lifeline confidential crisis support is available via phone, text, or online chat

Services Australia funds Emergency relief services that are deliver by community organisations and help people address immediate basic needs in times of crisis

GIVIT is a charity that is there to help find the essentials that Veterans and their families need right now to improve their wellbeing and achieve better outcomes. 

Visit Givit if you are in need of support and an organisation near you will be able to assist you through the amazing GIVIT program.

Other Support Phone Lines
Crisis and ongoing support is also available from these services:

1800 624 608 Defence Family Helpline    All-hours Support Line 1800 628 036

1800 801 026 National Welfare Coordination Centre


1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT) The national sexual assault and domestic violence helpline. A confidential online Web Chat is also available.

1300 224 636 Beyond blue

1800 811 811 Domestic Violence Helpline

1300 845 745 GriefLine

1800 474 753 Homeless Helpline

1800 55 1800 - Kids Helpline.   Parent line 1300 301 300 

13 11 14 - Lifeline crisis support and suicide prevention.

1800 600 636 Mensline.

1800 011 046 Open Arms

1800 184 527 QLife (LGBTI+)

1800 010 120 Sexual Assault Helpline

1300 659 467 Suicide Callback Service

Find more contacts via the Mental Health page

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