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 

Address: 6A South Street, Windale NSW 2306.
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30 am to 3pm


Food Care – Low Cost Groceries – Frozen & Shelf 

Address: Good Life Church, 18 Albert Street, Wickham NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4961 3022
Opening hours: Thursday, 10am to 2pm


Baptist Community Care Services – Low Cost Food

Address: Christian Outreach Centre, 58 Cowper Street, Wallsend NSW 2287.
Phone: 0478 409 612
Opening hours: Mondays and Thursdays.


Free Meals


Mayfield Uniting Church

Address: 29 High Street, Mayfield NSW 2298.
Phone: 02 4926 2758
Opening hours: Sunday Lunch – (served in rear hall) – 12noon to 1pm.


Newcastle Christchurch Cathedral 

Address: 52 Church Street, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4929 2052
Website: http://www.newcastlecathedral.org.au/
Opening hours: Hot meal every second Sunday – Cathedral Hall – 11am.


Oasis Drop-In Centre 

Address: Wesley City Mission, 16 Wood Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302.
Phone: 02 4915 3683
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.30am to 11am.

Breakfast and showers, toilets and washing machines. BBQ, clothes and support. 


Baptist Community Care Services 

Address: Maycare Community Centre, 88 Hanbury Street, Mayfield NSW 2304.
Phone: 02 40 325 288

Free Breakfast – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

$2.00 Lunch Wednesday 12noon

Emergency parcels available


Life Church Soul Café

Address: 2nd Floor, Cnr Hunter & Watt streets, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4926 1758

Opening hours:

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

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


Dara Van 

Address: ISP parking lot, Islington Park. 151 Maitland Rd, Islington NSW 2296.
Phone: 02 49 791 120
Website: http://dara.org.au/
Email: admin@dara.org.au

Opening hours: BBQ, tea and coffee on Saturday 3.30pm to 5.30pm.


Street Care Van

Address: Civic Park, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4032 5288
Opening hours: BBQ on Saturday night from 6.30pm 


Salvation Army

Address: 67 Cleary Street, Hamilton NSW 2303.
Opening hours: BBQ, coffee & chat on Friday from 10am to 12.30pm.


Hope Café

Generation City Church.

Address: Corner of Tudor and Murray Streets (entry via Murray St), Hamilton NSW 2303.
Phone number: 02 49 692 799
Opening hours: Hot meal on Thursday, 5.45pm to 7pm.


Food and Power Vouchers and Emergency Help


St Vincent De Paul Referral Centre

Phone: 02 49 616 885



Address: 32 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow NSW 2289.
Phone: 02 4960 7100 or 02 4922 1540

Appointments only. Visitors require Centrelink statement.


Wesley Mission

Address: 16 Wood Street, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4915 3683 or 02 4961 1661
Website: https://www.wesleymission.org.au/

Emergency food parcels and grocery vouchers can be provided during times of financial hardship. 


Salvation Army

Address: Cnr Union and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 or 900 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4929 2300 or 02 4961 3889.
Website: https://salvos.org.au/


Aboriginal Assistance

Address: Muloobinba Centre, 12 Bishopgate Street, Wickham NSW 2300 or  22 Portside Crescent, Maryville NSW 2293.
Phone: 02 4969 5299

Culturally appropriate supports to Aboriginal people.