Mathew Talbot Homeless Service

82 Hannell Street, Wickham


The Matthew Talbot Homeless Service provides support to homeless men and men with children across the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas. They do this through case management, and undertaking assertive outreach which includes visiting parks, streets, services and homes. They also liaise with local Councils, Rangers, libraries, Police, DCJ Housing, local services, and other community stakeholders.

The service can assist people in the following areas:

  • Assistance to find suitable short, medium and long-term housing 
  • Support to maintain tenancies
  • Support to link with other services and supports including – health, mental health, legal, and employment
  • Support to identify and pursue goals
  • Support with Centrelink
  • Assistance to pay off State Debt by way of Work Development Orders
  • Onsite Smart Recovery Program
  • OzHarvest deliveries once a week

Who does this service assist:

The service supports homeless men and / or homeless men with children. As we operate from a “No Wrong Door” perspective. If we are not the most appropriate service to meet your needs, we will support you to link with the appropriate services and / or supports you require. 

Mathew Homeless Service Location:

82 Hannell Street, Wickham and can visit homeless people at any location throughout Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.

Contact Point:

Ph: (02) 49 611 411


No referral form required for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Services making a referral will be sent a referral form to complete



Storage Facilities:

The Centre has shower facilities, washing machine & dryer, and the ability to store belongings for individuals short-term for up to 28 days.

Matthew Talbot Hub Space:

Our Hub Space is open to all members of the public on Tuesdays from 11am – 12.30pm (excluding Public Holidays). You can come along and have a chat, a cup of tea/coffee and we can discuss how we may be able to assist you with you needs. While you are here, we offer shower and laundry facilities if you would like to use them.