Ballarat Food Relief Information 2022

Ballarat food relief information 2022

Food relief, social connection and other resources

Salvation Army – food and vouchers
102 Eureka Street, Ballarat

Emergency Relief– No face-to-face appointments
Telephone 5337 0600 to arrange a phone interview and assessment Mon – Fri 9:15am – 2:15pm.
Bread and fruit able to be collected at the front of Reception Mon – Fri 9:15am -2:15pm

Café 102 – Hot takeaway main meal to be collected outside at the front of the reception area.
102 Eureka Street, Ballarat Tuesdays & Thursdays 12noon

Uniting Care– food and vouchers
105 Dana Street, Ballarat
Emergency Relief for those on low income or immediate financial crisis.
Book by phone 5332 1286 at 9am at reception for an appointment (appointments fill fast)
available Monday – Friday 9am-2pm

BreezeWay Meals Program – Sit down hot meal
105 Dana Street, Ballarat
Monday – Friday 11.30 to 1pm.

Meals for Change
Support young people (aged 15-25) to access affordable meals in local cafes
Contact Jen on 0407 814 126

St Vinnies – food and vouchers and funding for medical scripts and MYKI top-ups
6 Dawson Street South, Ballarat. 10am – Midday, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday
15 Violet Grove, Wendouree 9.30am- 11.30am, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday
To organise a home visit for assistance call and leave a message on 5334 2844 someone will contact you.

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol, 5329 3273
Fridays – Community lunch 12-2pm
Tuesdays & Thursday – Bread

Anglicare Victoria– community breakfast is now take away
49 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Monday – Friday 8.30am – 10am

Emergency Relief – food and vouchers
• 14 Victoria Street, Bakery Hill. Monday – Thursday 10.30am – Midday
• 227 Albert Street, Sebastopol Closed till further notice
• 103 Napier Street, Creswick Second Tuesday of the month 10.30am – Midday
Please phone for assistance. 5333 0600

Hilltop Church –food bank
503 Mair Street, Ballarat 3350
5331 5957
• Food Bank – fresh produce Friday 1.30pm – 2pm
• Free bread alternate Fridays
• Frozen meals available, please call to arrange (leave a message if unattended)

The Seventh Day Adventist Good Samaritan Centre – food pantry
Cnr Learmonth & Grevillea Road, Wendouree
Thursdays 12pm -1pm
$5 donation for a bag of groceries (pantry staples and fresh food) Available to everyone, no registration required.

Soup Bus – Ballarat On Track Foundation – free hot dinner
124 Armstrong St South, Ballarat. (Cameron’s Welding and Industrial Supplies)
Monday – Thursday 7.30pm-9pm
Sunday 5.30 pm – 7.30pm no registration required

Shower Bus – One Humanity – shower and clothes washing facilities
126 Armstrong st, Ballarat (located with the Soup Bus)
open Thursday 6-8pm and Sunday 5-7pm

Delacombe Community Garden
16 Nandiriog Drive Delacombe
For people to obtain fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, the garden is open all year round

Food is Free Laneway
Corner Ripon St South & Warrior Place, BallaratFood is Free Laneway is a space for people to drop off or collect veggies, fruit and herbs and connect with the neighbourhood.

Details may change without notice, contact organisation to confirm they are open and have food.

Victorian Government- emergency relief packages
The program is to support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of family and friends to support them.
Each eligible household will receive a week supply of essential goods. Food packages will include items such as long-life milk, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables and sugar. Personal care packages will also be distributed to eligible households and include soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Additional items may also be provided depending on the needs of the household, such as nappies or baby formula.
The packages will be delivered door-to-door. They can take between 48hrs and 3 days to be delivered. The emergency relief program for those in mandatory self-isolation only.

To qualify for support you must have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus.

Packages can be accessed by calling Victoria’s Coronavirus hot-line on 1800 675 398 (press 5)
The hotline can also refer people to other support services if needed.
If you are concerned about Coronavirus or have any questions, please contact Victoria’s Coronavirus hot line
1800 675 398

Other useful contacts

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre – 1800 015 188 (free call 24 hrs).
You can also call (03) 9322 3555 or visit

MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78 (24 hrs).
Support and information for men. to help men recognise and stop using violence or abuse. also, advice and support for men experiencing violence in their family or relationships.

Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800 (free call 24hrs).
Free, 24-hour phone and online counselling service for 5- 25 year olds.

National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service – 1800 737 732 (free call 24 hrs).
1800 RESPECT sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service
You can also connect to an online counsellor from their website.

Child Protection Emergency Service – 13 12 78 (free call 24 hrs).
Call the Child Protection if you believe a child needs to be protected from abuse or neglect.
You can also visit Child protection on our DFFH Services website for more information.

Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491 (free call 24 hrs).
The Men’s Referral Service helps men take action to stop using violent or controlling behaviour. The service provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling.

Lifeline – 13 11 14 (free call 24 hrs).
Helps people experiencing a personal crisis with support and suicide prevention services.

DirectLine – 1800 888 236 (free call 24 hrs).
This phone service gives people access to drug and alcohol counselling, information, and referral to services.

Family Relationship Advice Line – 1800 050 321 (free call)
The Family Relationship Advice Line is a service for families experiencing relationship or separation issues.

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Updated 17/5/2022 by Philippa Cane- Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth IHSHY, Ballarat Community Health

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