Coronavirus - Financial hardship support services

14 October 2020
Need help to access financial counselling and emergency relief due to COVID-19. The State Emergency Relief Committee has provided councils with resources to help communities access the support they may need during this time. 

WAConnect is a WA online directory to help you and your family find extra help to get you through these challenging times. Search WAConnect for local food relief, emergency accommodation, assistance with overdue bills and referrals to other services and support.  You can purchase WAConnect promotional cards for your community or service by contacting
Emergency Relief and Food Access Service
The free-call Emergency Relief and Food Access Service has been set up to support community members to identify and apply for emergency relief. Phone 1800 979 777 from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. 
National Debt Hotline
Are a not-for-profit service that helps people in Australia tackle their debt problems. They offer free, independent and confidential financial information and support provided by financial counsellors. They can also help you find other supports in your community.
Financial Counsellors Association WA
You can search your nearest financial counsellor by visiting Financial Counsellors Association WA at and typing your post code. There are additional financial resources available in the COVID-19 section.

For information about how the City of Canning is supporting our community click here.

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