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Wagga Wagga City Council is committed to hearing the voice of young people across our local government area.

In addition to holding two youth forums a year, we run a number of programs and events through our facilities including the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre, Wagga Wagga City Library, Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and the Museum of the Riverina.

We employ a full time Youth Development Officer and work closely with other government agencies and youth service providers to strive to improve the quality of life for young people.

Can We Help?

If you need food, someone to talk to or somewhere to sleep and shower, there are services that can help.

On this page you will find a number of services to help you out, including a range of 24 hour crisis telephone numbers. If you are experiencing an emergency however, please call 000.

Please note, if you are unsure of where to go or who to call regarding your mental health, please seek assistance from your General Practitioner (Doctor).

Mental health services

Your mental health matters.

If you need someone to talk to, there are services who can help.

ACCESSLINE CRISIS LINE

A 24/7 local telephone service which provides residents access to expert mental health advice, support and referrals.

1800 800 944

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

CAMHS are specialist mental health services for children and adolescents up to the age of 18yrs and their families.

6923 5700

HEADSPACE WAGGA WAGGA

Headspace provides counselling and support to young people from 12-25 years.

6923 3170

KIDS HELPLINE

A free, private and confidential 24/7 telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

1800 55 1800

MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY PROGRAM

The Recovery Program is an 8 week residential course of education, practical living skills, care coordination and support. 16 years and above.

5943 1822

ROAR (INTEREACH)

Reach out and Relax aims to support young people under the age of 18 years who are experiencing early signs of mental health illness.

6932 8300

Homelessness support

Everyone deserves a safe sleep space.

If you need somewhere to sleep and have a shower in Wagga Wagga, there are services that can help.

ARGYLE HOUSING

Argyle's objective is to provide and manage secure, sustainable housing for people on low to moderate incomes.

1300 274 953

DEPARTMENT COMMUNITIES AND JUSTICE - HOUSING

6921 0099

EASTERN MURRUMBIDGEE YOUTH SERVICES (MISSION AUSTRALIA)

The refuge provides short to medium term housing to young people who are homeless or couch surfing. Available 24/7, 16 to 17 years.

6983 4200

EDEL QUINN SUPPORT SERVICES (ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY NSW)

Crisis accommodation and case management services for those who are experiencing homelessness. Available 24/7, 18 years and above.

5942 3555

LINK2HOME CRISIS NUMBER

Provides callers with information, assessments and referrals to homelessness support and accommodation services across NSW. Available 24/7.

1800 152 152

SISTERS HOUSING ENTERPRISE INC.

Case management to women & women with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Crisis: 6921 8211 (24/7)

6921 6793

Food relief

Not sure where you’re getting your next meal?

Everyone deserves access to food in order to live happily and healthily. If you need food, a meal or other financial assistance, there are services that can help.

ANGLICARE EMERGENCY RELIEF

Food, bedding, utility vouchers, household items and childrens clothing. Please note restrictions apply.

6937 1555

ASHMONT NGURRA HUB

0466 491 431

CAREVAN WAGGA INC

Pre-prepared evening meals across Wagga on alternate nights.

0444 554 588

KOORINGAL COMMUNITY CENTRE

0436 805 468

SALVOSCONNECT (THE SALVATION ARMY)

Vouchers and other goods.

1300 371 288

TOLLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE

Tuesday/Thursday.

0436 804 340

VINNIES CARE & SUPPORT CENTRE (ST VINCENT DE PAUL)

Bread, canned goods, clothing vouchers and other material support.

6923 1912

WAGGA ANGLICAN PARISH PANTRY

Emergency food hampers.

6937 7552

WAGGA UNITING CHURCH

Bread, fruit/veg and hampers.

6921 4666

You can also download the Can We Help flyer (PDF, 197.5 KB) to distribute or keep at home.

Can we help? is a community awareness initiative of Wagga Wagga City Council. This campaign has been made possible with a youth grant from Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network through the Australian Government’s PHN Empowering our Communities program.

For other community services that may be available, please search using the City of Wagga Wagga's online Community Directory below.

Wagga Wagga Community Directory

The Wagga Wagga Community Directory is an online directory of community groups, services and facilities, providing up-to-date information for community organisations who provide services in the Wagga Wagga, area as well as showing upcoming events in the area.

The directory provides residents, visitors and organisations the opportunity to easily find contact information for community-based services in the local area.

Please note: The information contained in the directory is the responsibility of the organisation or group. Council takes no responsibility for information being accurate or complete.

Wagga Wagga Community Directory