COVID-19 emergency relief support

We have all been forced to change the ways we interact with others, our work options and our overall plans and choices. Many of us have found ourselves in situations that we never thought would happen.

Randwick City Council are working hard to empower and support our residents during this time of change and one of our priorities has been to put together a list of services and support to help you through this time.

Read through the sections below, and if there is anything we can help you with, contact the Community Development team on 1300 722 542.

Artists, performers and creatives

Visit our Arts and Culture page for more resources and information.

Funding & Financial Support

ABC – Fresh Start Fund - urgent and critical support for independent Australian producers.

Actors Benevolent Fund - confidential support for entertainment professionals to maintain health, dignity and ability to work.

Artists Benevolent Fund - providing modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists.

ArtsHub - COVID-19 information and grants page

Artshub - how to apply for the Centrelink coronavirus supplement as a sole trader

Australia Council Facebook Group - including resilience fund

Australia Council $5 million Support Package

Australian Cultural Fund - register & donate

Australian Taxation Office - COVID-19 support available for individuals, businesses and not for profits

Australian Government Treasury - hardship support information for individuals and businesses

Copyright Agency -  COVID-19 emergency action funding

Create NSW - support grants

Creative Partnerships Australia - entrepreneurial and crowd funding

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance - access to a range of support packages

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) - Australian Government measures to assist organisations

NAVA - Australian Government measures to assist Sole Traders

Screen Australia Funding - funding and support

Support Act - crisis relief for musicians, crew and music industry workers ineligible for Government assistance

Theatre Network of Australia - crisis cash for artists

UNSW - financial support package for students

Children & Families

Parenting information and advice, counselling, assistance with children’s behaviour and referrals:

Botany Child and Family Services (02) 9666 5047

The Deli Womens and Children Centre (02) 9667 4664

South East Community Connect (02) 8338 8506

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre (02) 9349 8200

Parents Line 1300 130 052

Coronavirus Health Information

Australian Government Department of Health

Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network

GP After hours

Health Direct and after hours GP helpline - 1800 022 222

Cancer Council and online community forum

Early Education and School Information

Education NSW - Up to date information about the Department's response to Coronavirus

Education Standards Authority (NESA) - Coronavirus advice

Services Australia (Centrelink)

Early Childhood Australia

Disability

Use links below for support

NDIS

Creativity Inc.

Disability Care - Home caring (NDIS registered, all services available - in home and outdoor support)

LAC (Local Area Coordinator) St Vincent de Paul Society

Aged and Disability Support

Ageing and Disability Abuse Hotline - Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm) 1800 628 221

Randwick Meals on Wheels - Frozen food and hot meals available for people over 65 or with a disability - Ph: 9661 3781.

Woolworths Priority Assistance Service - service for vulnerable customers with dedicated delivery windows

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre - Shopping for approved My Aged Care clients (02) 9349 8200

South East Community Connect - Fruit and veg delivery program for frail, aged or people with a disability (02) 8338 8506

Anglicare Aged Care Support Line - Support service for over 64's in need of extra assistance 1800 794 934

Holdsworth Community Centre - Home Cuisine: Meals for people who face isolation or social barriers (02) 9327 2361  
Home Shopping - For people who are housebound or have medical conditions (02) 9302 3605

COA Sydney Incorporated - Kosher Meals on Wheels (02) 9389 0035

Coronavirus Health Information

Australian Government Department of Health

Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network

GP After hours - Health Direct and after hours - GP helpline - 1800 022 222

Department of Housing Tenants

Eastern Area Tenants Service

Domestic Violence

NSW Domestic Violence Line - 1800 656 463

National helpline - 1800 Respect (1800 737 732)

Men’s Line - 1300 789 978 (After hours) - 9515 6111 1800

Ageing and Disability Abuse Hotline -  1800 628 221 Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Police / Ambulance - 000

Police Assistance Line - 131 444

Emergency Relief

Look up emergency relief services in your area

Filter by your postcode or the service you are searching for serviceproviders.dss.gov.au

St Vincent De Paul Community Support Centre Financial and Material assistance

St Vincent De Paul Intake Line - (02) 9560 2656
Welfare Assistance - Financial assistance, Emergency relief , Food

The Salvation Army Crisis Assessment Line - 1300 371 288
Emergency relief for bills, food and clothing

Anglicare Emergency Relief - (02) 8624 8600Emergency relief

Energy Accounts Payment Assistance - NSW Government Scheme to help people who are having trouble paying their home electricity and/or gas bills - download flyer

Project Kindness - Can deliver food, toiletries, kid's toys, bedding and more

Get in touch on 0414 851 992 or Email bekind@projectkindness.com.au

Crisis Food Services (Local)

Oz Harvest Market - 147 Anzac Parade Kensington  Ph: 1800 108 006

  • Food and Grocery Items
  • Tuesday to Friday 10am-2pm
  • Clients will need to take their own bag and items will be passed through the gate.
The Salvation Army Eastern Beaches - 100 Boyce Road Maroubra (Monday to Wednesday - 10am-1pm) Ph: 9314 2166
  • Food parcels
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables subject to availability
  • Oz Harvest Monday 1pm
  • Free Community Breakfast: Tuesday 9-10am
  • Free Community Lunch: Takeaway Wednesday 12-1pm
  • Breakfast and lunch meals are all takeaway.  There are Hampers available on request

Kooloora Community Centre -  0482 039 053 (Temporary contact number)

  • Emergency food relief and electricity gas vouchers.

Anglicare Community Pantry - St Pauls Church, South Coogee M: 0407 891 306 

  • $10 food bags for pension or health care care holders.
    Every 2nd Thursday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    (14 May, 28 May, 11 June, 25 June)

South East Community Connect

Snack packs can be collected every Tuesday between 3:00pm - 3:45pm

  • T (02) 8338 8506 (Eastlakes)
  • T (02) 7903 0607 (Mascot)

Homelessness

Link2Home

A state-wide homelessness information and referral service

Sydney Night Patrol

Meals, blankets, toiletries, snacks, hot beverages, companionship

Mission Australia Mission Beat

Emergency transport service for the homeless

2 Connect

Referral by case worker only

Homeless Service Directory

facs.nsw.gov.au

www.asklizzy.org.au

Multicultural/Translated materials

Translated Coronavirus Information:

NSW Health In-language resources- including frequently asked questions, factsheets, posters and videos.

SBS online portal - provides information on COVID-19 in 63 languages.

Migrant and Settlement Services:

Advance Diversity Services

Sydney Multicultural Community Services

Seniors

Coronavirus Health Information

Australian Government Department of Health

Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network

GP Afterhours - Health Direct and after-hours GP helpline - 1800 022 222

Aged and Disability Support

Woolworths Priority Assistance Service - service for vulnerable customers with dedicated delivery windows

South East Community Connect - Aged and reablement services

Anglicare Aged Care Support Line - Support service for over 64's in need of extra assistance 1800 794 934

Woolworths Priority Assistance Service - service for vulnerable customers with dedicated delivery windows

Randwick Meals on Wheels Frozen food and hot meals available for people over 65 or with a disability - Ph: 9661 3781.

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