Metro Vinnies Support Centres

What are Vinnies Support Centres?

Vinnies Support Centres are client-centered support and referral services operated by the St Vincent de Paul Society. They offer face to face support to those in the community who require financial, food or material assistance. The support teams will work with you to offer the best possible support for your needs and link you in with the Society's Conference home visitation teams or Vinnie's Services.

What are our aims?

We provide advocacy, referrals and support in navigating the appropriate services. We’ll have a conversation with you and allow you the time and space to discuss your needs. Our aim is to give you what you need to make informed decisions and improve your circumstances.

How do we do it?

We provide support and information through options such as:

  • Advocating in your interests
  • Referral to relevant services
  • Assistance with completing forms and housing applications
  • Resources and information
  • Use of a computer (conditions apply)
  • Assistance with bills (eg. utility bills)
  • Food parcels and material aid (limits apply)
  • Support in applying for the No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)
  • Linking people in with the Society's Conference home visitation teams

Where can the service be accessed?

Auburn: Suite 7 / 1 Kerr Parade, 2144
Phone: (02) 9643 7794
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Bankstown: 2 East Terrace, Bankstown
Phone: (02) 9796 1176
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Blacktown: 23 David Lane, Blacktown
Phone: (02) 8861 9777
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Brookvale: 684 Pittwater Road, Brookvale
Phone: (02) 7203 3454
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Burwood: 143 Burwood Rd, Burwood
Phone: (02) 9173 1200
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Chatswood: 287 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Phone: (02) 9419 3599
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Crows Nest: 60 Alexander St, Crows Nest
Phone: (02) 7203 3407
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Emerton: 254 Luxford Road, Emerton
Phone: (02) 8861 9770
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Gosford: 273-275 Mann Street, Gosford
Phone: (02) 4322 5861
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Harris Park: 72 Harris Street, Harris Park
Phone: (02) 8861 9757
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Hornsby: 41 Jersey Street, Hornsby
Phone: (02) 9477 5022
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Hurstville: 183C Forest Rd, Hurstville
Phone: (02) 9580 2459
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Katoomba: 54 Waratah Street, Katoomba
Phone: (02) 8861 9770
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Kingsford: Level 2/1A Meeks St, Kingsford
Phone: (02) 9662 7380
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Mount Pritchard: 248 Humphries Rd, Bonnyrigg
Phone: (02) 9823 1222
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Penrith: Suite 7/308 High Street, Penrith
Phone: (02) 8861 9770
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Redfern: 317 Cleveland St, Redfern
Phone: (02) 9690 5600
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Rozelle: 683 Darling St, Rozelle
Phone: (02) 9818 4365
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Sutherland: Level 1, 710 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland
Phone: (02) 9542 4924
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West Ryde: 51 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde
Phone: (02) 9809 2757
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Woy Woy: 41-43 The Boulevard, Woy Woy
Phone: (02) 4341 7535
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Wyong: 47 Howarth Street, Wyong
Phone: (02) 4353 5614
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The Family Assistance Hotline is a centralised intake line for people experiencing financial hardship in the Blue Mountains, Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Parramatta, Penrith and The Hills local council areas. Our call centre will forward your request for assistance to the volunteer members located nearest to you, and can be reached on 1800 606 724.