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Emergency Relief

Samaritans provides emergency relief in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions of NSW.

Each month Samaritans provides more than 1,000 families with emergency assistance and relief throughout the Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions.

We can help you if you need support paying bills or feeding your family.

See below for a list of locations.

If you would like to donate food or other items to the Emergency Relief Centres, please see the ER Donation Ideas brochure in the resources below for a list of accepted foods.

Food will then be distributed to the relevant centres as needed.

Samaritans ER opening hours: 

  • Broadmeadow 
    4922 1540
    Operating hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Donations of non-perishable goods can be dropped off at our Brunker Road office (34 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow) during ER hours above. Please buzz reception using the intercom at the front gate and thank you for your kind donation.

 

  • Toronto 
    4959 7857
    Regular operating hours: Tues, Wed & Fri, 9:30am – noon, 1:00pm – 3:00pm & Thurs, 9:30am – noon
    Amended opening times: Closed from 1:30pm on Wednesdays

 

  • Cessnock has moved to new premises at 124 Vincent St, Cessnock.
    4993 3430
    Regular operating hours: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Amended opening times: Operating as per regular schedule

 

  • Morisset – ER Closed
    4973 1204
    Regular operating hours: Wed, 9:30am – noon
    Amended opening times: ER Closed – no emergency assistance available

 

  • Taree – No ER on site, phone 0436 634 602 on Wed from 11:00am – 1:00pm for alternative options
    0438 067 272
    Regular operating hours: Wed, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Amended opening times: ER Closed – no emergency assistance available

 

  • Rutherford – ER Closed, food parcels available on Tuesdays
    0408 253 641
    Regular operating hours: Tue, 10:00am – noon
    Amended opening times: ER Closed – no emergency assistance available. Food parcels available on Thursdays

 

  • East Maitland – ER Closed
    0407 781 515
    Regular operating hours: Thurs, 10:00am -1:00pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm
    Amended opening times: ER closed until further notice

 

  • Gorokan – No ER on site, phone 0437 595 001 during usual opening hours for alternative options.
    4393 2450
    Regular operating hours: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00am – 1:00pm
    Amended opening times: ER Closed – no emergency assistance available

 

  • Wyoming – ER Closed
    4329 3052
    Regular operating hours: Mon & Fri, 10:00am – 1:30pm
    Amended opening times: ER Closed – no emergency assistance available

Contact Details

Phone Number
1300 656 336

Service Locations