Emergency relief and support information

Maribyrnong City Council Food Relief and Support

Maribyrnong City Council has an information and referral service, providing grocery vouchers and material relief to eligible residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Maribyrnong.  

It provides information, referral to local emergency relief and wellbeing services, food relief in the form of grocery vouchers and some material aid. 

Contact the Community Strengthening team to see what support is available to you.

Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 3.30pm (except public holidays)

T: 9688 0434

E: Community.Strengthening@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Services Australia (Centrelink)

Services Australia provides Commonwealth Government social security payments and services to permanent residents of Australia and certain visa holders.

  • Emergency Helpline: 132 850
  • Carers: 132 717
  • Families: 136 150
  • Indigenous Australians: 1800 136 380
  • Job Seekers: 132 850
  • Students and Trainees: 1800 132 317
  • Languages (Multilingual): 131 202
  • Older people: 132 300
  • People with disability: 132 717

Multicultural Service Officers help migrant and refugee communities connect with services provided by Services Australia. Call the multilingual phone service on 131 202 to speak with a bilingual service officer.

Local Emergency Relief Organisations

You may be eligible for emergency relief in the form of food, vouchers, meals or material aid, by contacting a local service. For more information about local emergency relief supports, including community meals and low cost groceries, see our Emergency Relief Support in the City of Maribyrnong(DOCX, 946KB) (DOCX, 946KB)resource.




Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Foodbank

214-218 Nicholson Street, Footscray

For individuals and families who are refugees, asylum seekers or temporary protection visa holders.

Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm

T: 9326 6066 or E: foodandgoods@asrc.org.au

CatholicCare, Footscray

3 Wingfield Street, Footscray

Food vouchers available to individuals and families.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am - 4pm

T: 9689 3888

Salvation Army, Sunshine

42 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

Drop-in service, food hampers and prepared meals.


Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 3pm; Friday, 10am - 7pm

T: 9364 9335

The Nourish Project - Neighbourhood Houses

Available by participating Neighbourhood Houses:

  • Yarraville Community Centre
  • Duke Street Community House
  • West Footscray Neighbourhood House
  • Braybrook & Maidstone Neighbourhood Houses

Free, nutritious cooked meals.

T: 9687 1560 for all pick up locations and times during the Christmas period.



Uniting Emergency Relief, Footscray

310 Barkly Street, Footscray

Food parcels, food vouchers available to individuals and families living in City of Maribyrnong.

Wednesday - Friday, 9.30am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

T: 9689 3515


Relief Packages for COVID-19 isolation

If you need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 you may be supported with a relief package delivered by the Australian Red Cross.

Relief packages contain basic essential food and personal care items to last a four-person household for two weeks.

If you have dietary or cultural requirements, require personal care items or practical support, other support is available.

To access a relief package while isolating, call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 and select Option four (4).