Christmas Service Arrangements 2021

There are variations to some Vinnies services in South Australia over the Christmas/New Year period, as detailed below.  Shape 

I am seeking food  

  • Call the Vinnies Assistance Line on 1300 729 702  between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday for access to Foodbank vouchers or support with bill payment. Please note this line does not operate on weekends or public holidays.

    Fred’s Van Meal Service 

    • The Fred’s Van Meal Service will be operating as usual in the Adelaide CBD. See the Christmas Schedule for details. 

    •  Fred’s Van Meal Services outside the Adelaide CBD will not be operating over the Christmas period.  

I am seeking crisis accommodation 

  • The Vinnies Men’s Crisis Centre and the Vinnies Women’s Crisis Centre will be operating as usual; however, access is by referral only. Please contact Homelessness Connect SA on 1800 003 308 or call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. 

I want to shop at or donate goods to Vinnies 

  • For information about Vinnies Shop opening times, click HERE

  • When donating, please ensure goods are placed entirely in donations banks where applicable, to limit damage/theft. Please DO NOT leave donations outside shops. 

  • The best time to donate goods is when shops are open. 

I need help with something else 

  • For a directory of support services provided by Vinnies, plus other agencies including the SA Government, visit