Financial Hardship Resources

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Financial Hardship Resources

September 30, 2020

Many people may be feeling the effects of COVID-19 right now, and help is available from community service organisations, including financial counselling, food vouchers, assistance with bills, emergency accommodation, and referrals to other supports and services.

WAConnect

Website: waconnect.org.au

WAConnect is a WA online directory to help you and your family find extra help to get you through these challenging times. Search WAConnect for local food relief, emergency accommodation, assistance with overdue bills and referrals to other services and support.

Search WAConnect

Emergency Relief and Food Access Service

The free-call Emergency Relief and Food Access Service has been set up to support community members to identify and apply for emergency relief. Phone 1800 979 777 from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

National Debt Helpline

Website: ndh.org.au

The National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people in Australia tackle their debt problems. They offer free, independent and confidential financial information and support provided by financial counsellors. They can also help you find other supports in your community.

Contact the National Debt Helpline

Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA

Website: financialcounsellors.org

You can search your nearest financial counsellor by visiting Financial Counsellors Association WA to find a Financial Counsellor, by typing your post code. There are additional financial resources available in the COVID-19 section.

Visit Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA

Resources

Financial Hardship Poster A3 (PDF)

Newly Unemployed Worker Resource (PDF)

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If you would like further information about emergency relief or resources that might be useful you are welcome to email [email protected], Community Relief and Resilience Coordinator.

 




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