Housing Assistance

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness contact  (free call) 1800 825 955
For housing options and information.  ww.housing.vic.gov.au 1300 650 172
Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS) – Access point (walk-in) 6/147 Harvester Road, Sunshine 03 9312 5424


Financial Advice

Financial Counselling West (FincWest) 1300 786 696
Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services – 354 Main Road West, St. Albans 
03 8312 8800
Money Help – Phone Financial Counselling . www.moneyhelp.org.au 1800 007 007


Food & Material Aid

Food parcels and some limited material aid are available to Commonwealth Health Care Card holders residing in the Brimbank area.
Anglicare Victoria – The Martyr Anglican Church Corner Alexina Street & Esplanade East, St. Albans. 1st and 3rd Monday of each month    9.30am-12.30pm 03 9366 5589
Holy Eucharist Parish Food Bank – 1a Oleander Street, St. Albans  Fridays 9am-1pm 03 9366 1310
St. Albans Community Youth Club Tin Shed – 309 Main Road West, St. Albans.  Monday-Friday 9am-3pm 03 9366 4302
Food Bank West Sunshine. –The Glengala Hotel  –  214 Glengala Road, Sunshine. Mondays 2.30pm-4pm 03 9361 1007


Mental Health or Personal Crisis Assistance

Lifeline – ww.lifeline.org.au 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service – Free phone counselling 24/7 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue – ww.beyondblue.org.au 1300 22 4636
SANE Australia – www.sane.org 1800 187 263
Kids Helpline – for 5-25 year olds   ww.kidshelpline.com.au 1800 55 1800
Headspace – Mental Health Service for 12-25 year olds.  www.headspace.org.au 03 9027 0100
Visy Cares Hub – 80b Harvester Road, Sunshine 03 9927 6222


Family Violence

If you are in immediate danger …. CALL  000 000
Safe Steps – 24/7 Family Violence response  1800 015 188
1800 Respect – 24 hour councelling line 1800 737 732
Men’s Referral Service – Confidential and anonymous telephone service provided by men for men 1300 766 491
Legal Aid Victoria 300 792 387


Other Useful Contacts

The National Relay Service (NRS) 1300 555 727
Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450 
Brimbank City Council 03 9249 4000