Emergency Relief Darwin

Across Darwin we operate our Emergency Relief service from three convenient locations, Stuart Park, Casuarina and Palmerston.


2 Westralia Street, Stuart Park

Ozanam House is most widely known as our Day centre for those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. However, we also operate an Emergency Relief service on Fridays only from this location. 

Drop-in Emergency Relief service: Friday 9am to 12pm. 

By appointment only Friday 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Call 08 8948 8100 to book.

If you visit without an appointment, you will be asked to take a number and wait in the reception area. Our team want to assist you as best we can.


3 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina

Located next door to our Vinnies store in Casuarina, we offer an Emergency Relief service from this location by appointment only.

Bookings are available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm.

Please call 08 8948 8100 to arrange a suitable time. On arrival for your appointment, please come to reception on Level 2.


3 Rolyat Street, Palmerston

Located next door to our Vinnies store at Palmerston, we operate our Emergency Relief service from this location on Tuesday.

Visit Tuesday 9am to 12pm and by appointment Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Call 08 8948 8100 or 08 8932 4390 to book.

If you visit without an appointment, you will be asked to take a number and wait in the reception area. Our team want to assist you as best we can.


Some of the ways in which we can assist through the Emergency Relief service

Food

We provide vouchers you can use at the supermarket to purchase grocery items.

Clothing

We provide vouchers you can use at any of our Vinnies stores to purchase clothing and household goods.

Furniture

We have furniture available through our Vinnies stores or warehouse to help you replace of obtain items you may need in your home.

Utility or other 
household bill

We can assist you by advocating with the utility provider on your behalf for electricity. We can also assist you paying your Telstra bill and water bill by providing a voucher.

Crisis Housing

While the St Vincent de Paul Society does not provide Emergency Crisis Accommodation services, we can assist you by referring you to the appropriate support service.

Financial Counselling

We can refer you to a specialist agency who can assist.

Spiritual Support

The members of the Society are there to support people when they need it most.  We can arrange for a member of our Conferences to call you and provide emotional and spiritual support.

Public transport 

We can assist you by providing concession bus tickets for public transport.

Medical needs

We assist you to buy medication if you are in need and unable to buy medication. We encourage you to bring the prescription issued by your health professional.

Bond assistance

In special circumstances we can provide bond assistance which is an important way in which Emergency Relief can support a companion to have a roof over their head.

Please note there is a limit of a maximum of 3 visits per year to our Emergency Relief service.

If you have already used our service 3 times in a year, but are in genuine need, please contact us all the same. There are many ways in which we can help. Call our Emergency Relief service for more information.


Please bring these documents with you when you visit our Emergency Relief service

Without these documents, we may not be able to assist you on the day.

  • Your most recent Centrelink income statement

  • A form of formal identification, such as a Licence, 18+ Card, Pension Card or Medicare card.