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Wesley Emergency Relief

Wesley Mission’s Emergency Relief program helps people address their immediate basic needs in times of financial crisis.

Access to emergency relief is a safety net for people experiencing financial distress or hardship and who have limited means or resources to help them alleviate their financial crisis.

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You don’t have to face your debt or financial hardship alone. Access Wesley Emergency Relief in the following regions:

  • Blacktown
  • Central Coast/Mid North Coast
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Illawarra 
  • Lake Macquarie/Newcastle
  • Outer West and Blue Mountains
  • Paramatta 
  • Richmond/Tweed
  • Sydney City and Inner South
  • Sydney – Inner West
  • Sydney – Outer South West
  • Sydney – Sutherland
  • Sydney – South West.

For urgent support, please complete the submission form below.

  • What support can I receive through Wesley Emergency Relief?

    The financial and material support we offer includes food and clothing vouchers, purchase of essential household items and payment of bills.

  • Am I eligible to receive support?

    To be eligible for emergency relief you must be:

    • unable to pay your bills or buy essential groceries, or
    • at imminent risk of not being able to pay your bills or buy essential groceries.

    If you struggle to or can’t pay your bills, you may be eligible for Wesley Emergency Relief. Don’t face your debt alone, access financial support through Wesley Mission at the follow locations:

    • Blacktown
    • Central Coast
    • Coffs Harbour/Grafton
    • Eastern Suburbs
    • Illawarra
    • Lake Macquarie/Newcastle
    • Outer West and Blue Mountains
    • Parramatta
    • Richmond/Tweed
    • Sydney City and Inner South
    • Sydney – Inner West
    • Sydney – Outer South West
    • Sydney – Sutherland
    • Sydney – South West.

    Area not listed? Find your local emergency relief provider.

  • How long does it take to receive support?

    We aim to meet your needs as quickly as possible. A member of the Emergency Relief team will call you within 3 days of submitting an online application. Food and clothing vouchers take up to five days to receive when posted. Processing bill payments and purchasing items can take up to two weeks (excluding delivery).

  • How do I apply?

    To apply for Wesley Emergency Relief, complete the application form below and provide copies of:

    • your photo ID
    • a bank statement
    • a Centrelink statementbills due/outstanding.

    We may require additional information depending on your request. We’ll let you know during the assessment process.

  • I need help now.

    If you need immediate support, call: 

    • Domestic Violence Line – 1800 656 463
    • Link2home Homelessness – 1800 152 152
    • Link2Home Veterans and Ex-Service – 1800 326 989
    • Child Protection Helpline – 13 21 11.

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