Emergency Relief Fund

CatholicCare, as part of CatholicCare Victoria Tasmania (CCVT), is now providing Emergency Relief in a number of locations across Tasmania


Emergency Relief Fund

CatholicCare, as part of CatholicCare Victoria Tasmania (CCVT), is now providing Emergency Relief in a number of locations across Tasmania


What is Emergency Relief?

Emergency Relief provides financial or material aid to assist people experiencing financial hardship resulting from their current life situation or an unexpected crisis event.

CatholicCare provides confidential, non-judgemental support to maintain the dignity of individuals and families.

Who can access it?

Emergency Relief can be accessed by anyone experiencing a financial crisis which has left them unable to pay for necessities such as food.

This support can also be provided to people who are at imminent risk of not being able to pay bills or purchase other necessities.

How can I access support?

To access Emergency Relief support, check the opening hours before making an appointment at the location closest to you. We recommend that clients call the site one day before the appointment is required.

To be able to assess your needs, we ask that you please bring along some form of identification to your appointment.


There is no charge to access this service..



Below you will find a list of current locations offering Emergency Relief in Tasmania. This list will be updated continually over the coming months as new sites become operational.

  • Launceston
    Monday | 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Wednesday | 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Friday | 9:30am - 12:00pm
    201 York Street, Launceston
    6332 0600

  • St Helens
    Alternate Thursdays | 9:00am - 1:00pm
    St Helens Neighbourhood House,
    25 Circassian St, St Helens
    6332 0600

  • Burnie
    Tuesday | 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Friday | 9:30am - 12:30pm
    108 Mount Street, Burnie
    6423 6100

  • Devonport
    Wednesday | 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Friday | 9:30am - 12:30pm
    85 Best Street, Devonport
    6423 6100

  • New Town
    Wednesday | 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Friday | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    35 Tower Road, New Town
    6278 1660

  • Bridgewater
    Tuesday | 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Thursday | 12:30pm - 4:30pm
    2/28 Green Point Road, Bridgewater
    6173 0060

  • Sorell
    Wednesday | 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Sorell Council, 47 Cole Street, Sorell
    6278 1660

  • Huonville
    Tuesday | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Huon Community & Health Centre,
    7-9 Sale Street, Huonville
    6278 1660

  • George Town
    Tuesday | 9:30am - 4:30pm
    31 Goulburn Street, George Town
    6332 0600

What other support is available?

We provide referrals to other more intensive supports such as financial counselling, help with mental health wellbeing, loss and grief, and alcohol and other drug support.

Individuals who access Emergency Relief, and their families, may need these extra supports as a result of an unforeseen or life-changing event such as illness or family violence.

Take a look at the pages below for more information:

CatholicCare Victoria Tasmania has been funded by the Federal Department of Social Services to provide Emergency Relief services.

Other CCVT locations 

To access Emergency Relief at other CCVT locations, please contact the relevant agency to find specific office locations, open times and contact details.