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Community Support Services Directory

This community directory provides links to important information and services from reliable, trusted sources in our local area.

If you are seeking emergency financial assistance, accommodation and food relief, please visit St George and Sutherland Homeless Help.

Support services

Resilience NSW - Disaster relief for individuals
13 77 88

Advance Diversity Services

(02) 9597 5455

Jubilee Community Services

(02) 9579 6322

Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre

(02) 9150 7823

Kogarah Community Services

(02) 9553 6506

3Bridges Community

1300 327 434

Metro Assist (formerly Metro Migrant Resource Centre) - provides assistance with immediate basic needs and offers a range of community services for the Georges River LGA, including:

  • Relief assistance,
  • No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS),
  • Tenancy services
(02) 9789 3744
Australian Red Cross Get Prepared application – be a Resilient Sydney resident by being prepared before a crisis hits. Create an emergency plan now. 1800  733 276
(1800 RED CROSS)

Mental Health

Uniting Crisis Support Services 

Links to online and telephone services for crisis support, mental health and drug and alcohol services.

1800 864 846

Mental Health Line

This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the appropriate mental health team.

1800 011 511

Suicide Call Back Service

The Suicide Call Back Service provides free professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide. Support available 24/7.

1300 659 467


24/7 telephone crisis support service. Online crisis support also available.

13 11 14

Kids Help Line

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.

1800 551 800

headspace Hurstville

headspace Hurstville provides tailored and holistic mental health support for 12 to 25 year olds with a focus on early intervention.

(02) 8048 3350

Housing & Homelessness

Wesley Mission

Offers a range of support services for people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, including individuals and families on low to moderate incomes.

1300 259 789


Link2home is a state-wide 24-hour telephone information and referral service for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in NSW.

1800 152 152 

St George Community Housing

St George Community Housing provides secure, long term housing to people who are eligible for social housing and affordable housing for low income earners.

(02) 9585 1499

Project Youth

Provides crisis and transitional housing for young people aged 16 to 24, who are working or studying, across Sutherland Shire & St George areas. It also provides support to young people who are accommodated but require support to remain housed.

(02) 9525 7919 

Mission Australia The Tenant Participation and Community Engagement (TPCE) program works closely with public housing tenants and provides food relief as well as referral services. 0491 148 023

Domestic Violence


National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

1800 737 732 

Domestic Violence Helpline 

The Domestic Violence Helpline is a NSW state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women, including trans women.

1800 656 463

Kids Helpline

Private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

1800 551 800


E-headspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 to 25
and their families and friends.

1800 650 890

Mensline Australia

Mensline Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.

1300 789 978


Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

An interpreting service for people who do not speak English. The TIS National promotional materials catalogue also provides promotional material and instructional posters for non-English speakers.

13 14 50

Advance Diversity Services

Support services for culturally and linguistically diverse communities, with a focus on recent arrivals, families, older people, women, youth, people with disabilities and their carers.

(02) 9597 5455


CASS Care provides a wide range of community services and activities for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, in particular people from East-Asian countries, including China, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam.

(02) 9789 4587

Greek Welfare Centre Community Services 

Provides services and programs that enable and empower individuals and groups from the Greek community to participate in all aspects of Australian society.

(02) 9516 2188

Macedonian Australian Welfare Association of Sydney

Education, support and information for the Macedonian community.

(02) 8591 1341

Resourceful Australian Indian Network

Support and resources for lonely, socially isolated senior members of the Indian community.

(02) 9585 9158 

Co.As.It. Sydney Italian Language & Community Services

Co.As.It. provides aged care services and a wide range of community services, from youth and family to mental health and problem gambling.

(02) 9564 0744

NSW Spanish & Latin American Association for Social Assistance 

Provides assistance to newly arrived Spanish speakers with their process of settlement.

(02) 9610 0288

NSW Health

Information in community languages on preventing Coronavirus outbreaks and protecting community through hygiene, social distancing and isolation; and a list of COVID-19 Assessment clinics in the Georges River and Sutherland Shire areas, as well as Inner Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) NACCHO is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia.  (02) 6246 9300

Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are ageing or frail (over 50yrs), with a disability (all ages) and people who care for them.

(02) 9528 0287
Australian Indigenous Health Info Net Interactive map to find an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Services near you. (08) 9370 6336

NSW Health

COVID-19 Aboriginal health resources.

Children and Families

Tresillian NSW

24 hour parenting support for families with children aged 0-5 years old.

1300 272 736

Parent Line NSW

24 hour parenting support for families with children aged 0-18 years old.

1300 130 052

GP After Hours Helpline

The after-hours helpline is assessed by a registered nurse who determines if callers would benefit from speaking with a GP.

1800 022 222 

SESLHD Health Promotion Service

Provides a range of services and resources to support children's development from early years to youth such as the Go4Fun program, Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service and Get Healthy in Pregnancy.

1800 780 900

Barnados Australia Family Connect and Support

Linking families with children under 18 to free support and services in the local area.  

1800 066 757 (voicemail)

St George Family Support Services

St George Family Support Services provides case management, referral and online advice for family with children under 12 years of age within the St George region.

(02) 9553 9100

Emerging Minds Emerging Minds produces a range of tools and resources to support practitioners in the health, social and community sectors in their work with children, parents and families, which are freely available.
The Community Trauma Toolkit is designed specifically for adults and services to support the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of infants and children through the different stages of a disaster or traumatic event. Please view the introductory video here.
(08) 8367 0888

Early Years Intercultural Association (EYIA)

Supports young children and families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have newly migrated to Australia to integrate and interact in local communities.

 Young People

Project Youth

Programs including youth homelessness services, case management and referral support for young people aged 12 to 25.

(02) 9525 7919

St George Accommodation for Youth 

Case management and accommodation support for young people aged 16 to 25 with complex needs.

(02) 9586 3345

3Bridges Youth Zone  

One on one support for young people through case management. If you want or need support, guidance or a willing ear to listen to you, the 3Bridges Youth Development Team is on hand.

1300 327 434

2Connect Youth & Community

Youth homelessness support, referral support, food and meal provision, brokerage and alcohol and drug counselling. 

(02) 9556 1769

headspace Hurstville

headspace Hurstville provides tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 to 25 year olds with a focus on early intervention.

(02) 8048 3350

Reach Out

Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.

(02) 8029 7777

Youth Action The peak body representing young people and the services that support them in NSW.

Federation for Young Australians (FYA)

An organisation built to support and empower young people across Australia.

The Centre for Multicultural Youth

Translated resources for young people from a migrant and refugee background impacted during COVID-19 including links to one-on-one support and advice.

Seniors Support

Clever Care Now

A home nursing and patient transport service. Also provides social connection with isolated senior clients.

9502 3422

Dementia Australia Helpline

The National Dementia Helpline is a free, federally funded service that provides information and advice. 

1800 100 500 

My Aged Care

Australia’s number one aged care website. Assists in finding support with nursing homes, home care and retirement villages.

1800 200 422 

Seniors Rights Service

Community organisation dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of older people, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

1800 424 079 

Multicultural Aged Care

Ensuring individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds have access to appropriate care services and information.

(02) 9718 6199

Retirement Villages: Department of Fair Trading

Information about rights and laws surrounding retirement villages in NSW.

13 32 20

3Bridges Community

Home visiting, assisted shopping, social support and phone support daily.

1300 327 434

Red Cross Telecross

Red Cross can provide you with a daily telephone call to check on your wellbeing. The volunteer will check to see that you are well and provide a friendly voice to wake up to each morning.

1300 885 698

NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resources Unit

Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline.

1800 628 221

NSW Ombudsman

Responsible for keeping community service agencies accountable, including services for people with disabilities, people who are homeless and elderly people.

1800 451 524

Support for People with a Disability

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NDIS can provide people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools.

1800 800 110

Disability Services Australia

Support service for people with disability.

1300 372 121

Nova Employment

NOVA is a competitive Integrated Employment Program that offers specialist job seeking assistance and post placement support for people with disability.

1800 656 537

Carers Support Services

Carers Gateway information Line

A support and information service for carers.

1800 422 737

Carers NSW

Carers NSW works with all carers regardless of their age, location, life-stage or circumstances. This includes those caring for individuals with support needs relating to ageing, disability, health and mental illness.

02 9280 4744

Emergency Respite

Provides carer support services and assists carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite.

1800 422 737

Services Australia Payments for Carers

Information about payments to people who provide daily care for someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged.

13 27 17

Companion Card Scheme

The NSW Companion Card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities.

1800 893 044

NSW Transport Accessibility Travel

Information to help you plan an accessible trip on public transport in NSW whether you have an assistance animal, use a mobility aid or want to find out which concessions are available to you.

Wheelchair assessable taxis hire

Provides transport solutions for people in wheelchairs as well as the wider disability community.

Taxi Support Subsidy Scheme

The Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme provides support for NSW residents who are unable to use public transport because of a disability.

Roads and Maritime Mobility Parking Scheme

The Mobility Parking Scheme provides special parking conditions to eligible people with disability.

Mobility Scooters regulations and information

Provides information regarding the use of motorised wheelchairs.

RMS Guide to Older Diver Licensing

An information guide which explains the older driver licensing system, licensing options and what the practical driving assessment involves.

NRMA Older Driver Education Program

The NRMA education centre is the central point where people of all ages can access information about road safety.

LGBTQIA+ Communities 


A health promotion organisation based in NSW, specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support, and the promotion of the lifelong health of LGBTIQA+ people and people with HIV.


A not-for-profit for Mandarin and Cantonese speaking LGBTQIA+ people in Australia.


St George and Sutherland Queer Space & Glisten Youth Group for same-sex attracted, gender diverse and questioning youth aged 25 years and under.


An Australia-wide counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex. It provides early intervention and peer-supported telephone and web-based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, and lived experiences.

Rainbow Families

The voice for and champion of LGBTIQA+ families and prospective parents in NSW. Its support network is run for the community by the community – volunteer-powered. It advocates for, empowers and celebrates the love and support that every individual is entitled to.


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