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Homelessness & Assistance

In North Sydney there are a number of agencies which have made a commitment to helping people who are homeless, or who are in housing need.


Crows Nest Centre - 9439 5122

Provides a free meal, a shower and a towel for people who are homeless.

Church by the Bridge - 8920 9817

Provides a free community lunch on the 1st Sunday of the month at 12pm.

Delvena Women's Refuge - 9428 4929

Crisis accommodation and support for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Housing NSW - 1800 152 152

Provides permanent low-cost rental accommodation In NSW. Must be eligible and on the housing register.

Link Housing Ltd - 9412 5111

Provides long-term, low-cost housing in the Northern Sydney area. Must be eligible and on the housing register.

Mission Australia - 9480 2500

Early intervention and support. See also Fairlight Centre for men over 18 at risk of homelessness: 9437 0077

Northside Baptist Church - 9901 4299

Free community breakfast on the 1st Saturday of the month 9 - 11am.

Phoenix House - 9437 0077

Housing options advice, programs and counselling for vulnerable young people and their families.

St Vincent De Paul - 9436 0725

Practical advice and referral. Provides pie & tea meals every 2nd Tuesday night at Lavender Bay Church Hall (behind North Sydney train station)

Taldumande Youth Services - 9460 3777

Short and longer-term support, and accommodation options for homeless young people on the North Shore.


See also:

  • The Youth Services page of this website for youth related issues
  • Click on the links below for helpful websites and information
  • Download the Homelessness and Housing Assistance brochure below


State wide Referral Service

LINK2HOME - 1800 152 152

Homelessness phone line designed to refer those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to the appropriate local services based on need.



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