Emergency relief and support information
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, download a copy of the Emergency Relief Support in the City of Maribyrnong(PDF, 250KB).