Women's Domestic Violence & Homeless Services


Food and financial assistance

On this page you can find out about the events and service around Newcastle that help those experiencing homelessness or financial hardship. 

Some of the services include:


Low Cost Food


Food for Life Store – Low Cost Groceries

Wallsend Baptist Church, 58 Cowper Street, Wallsend.

0432 757 077

Tuesday, Wednesday – 12noon – 3pm

Thursday, Friday – 9.30am – 3pm


Food for Life Store – Low Cost Groceries 

6A South Street, Windale.

02 4947 4341

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 9.30 am – 3pm


Food Care – Low Cost Groceries – Frozen & Shelf 

02 4961 3022

Thursday – 10am -2pm


Baptist Community Services – Low Cost Food

Christian Outreach Centre – Cowper Street Wallsend.

0478 409 612

Monday, Thursday


Free Meals


Mayfield Uniting Church

29 High Street, Mayfield.

02 4926 2758

Sunday Lunch – (served in rear hall) – 12noon to 1pm


Newcastle Christchurch Cathedral 

Church Street, Newcastle.

02 49292052

Hot Meal Every second Sunday – Cathedral Hall – 11am


Oasis Drop-In Centre 

Wesley City Mission, 16 Wood Street, Newcastle West.

02 4915 3683

Breakfast and showers, toilets and washing machines.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 9.30am – 11am


Baptist Community Services 

Maycare Community Centre, 88 Hanbury Street, Mayfield.

02 40 325 288

Free Breakfast – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

$2.00 Lunch Wednesday 12noon

Emergency parcels available


Life Church Soul Café

2nd Floor, Cnr Hunter & Watt streets, Newcastle.

Breakfast – Monday, Friday and Saturday from 7.30am to 8.30am

Lunch – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12noon to 1pm


The Night Care Van 

ISP parking lot, Islington Park.

02 49 791 120

Diocese of Maitland – Newcastle and Catholic Care Social Services.

BBQ Tea and Coffee Saturday 4pm to 6pm (Giveaways as available)


Street Care Van

Baptist Community Services

Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle

BBQ on Friday night 8 to 10pm

BBQ on Saturday night 6.30pm to 9.30pm


Salvation Army

67 Cleary Street, Hamilton.

BBQ coffee & Chat on Friday from 10am to 12.30pm.


Hope Café

Generation City Church.

Corner of Tudor and Murray Streets, Hamilton (entry via Murray St).

Hot meal on Thursday, 5.45pm to 7pm.


Night Vision Baptist Community services

Civic Park, Newcastle.

BBQ on Saturday night. 9.30pm to 12.30pm.


Food and Power Vouchers and Emergency Help


St Vincent De Paul Referral Centre

02 49 616 885



187 Brunker Road, Adamstown.

02 49 564 200


Wesley Mission

16 Wood Street, Newcastle.

02 49 153683


Salvation Army

Cnr Union and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill.

02 49 292 300


Aboriginal Assistance

Muloobinba centre, 12 Bishopgate St, Wickham. 

02 49 695 299