Direct Assistance

For Direct Assistance, please contact:

Phone: (02) 6282 2722 on Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 3:30pm


If you need assistance during another time, please contact our Canberra Night Patrol directly. You can find them at various locations and times around Canberra and Queanbeyan with details via this link



The good works of the Society include direct assistance. Direct assistance is carried out by volunteer members of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Our members belong to Conferences, which are typically parish-based groups who respond to calls for assistance from people in need in their local community.

Conference members visit people in their homes, in hospitals and in prisons. In some country centres Conference members interview people needing assistance in the local Vinnies Centres. We try to find the most appropriate response to the needs of individuals and families.

This may involve having a friendly chat or it might involve providing information, advocacy, food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs.