If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, there are many professional support services available.


Here is a collection of local services that you may find helpful.

General Support

Australian Red Cross 1800 077 284

Beyondblue 1300 22 4636

Centrelink (Family Support) 1300 169 468

Lifeline NSW 131 114

NSW Disaster Recovery

NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

The Salvation Army 13 72 58

G-Line, Gambling Help Line 1800 633 635

Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

Parent Line NSW 1300 1300 52

Community/Neighbourhood Centres

Community/Neighbourhood Centres are places for local people to access a range of programs and services. They are community hubs – a place to find information, build connections and increase resilience. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place by the NSW Government, most Community/Neighbourhood Centres across the Central Coast are still providing services but are operating differently. Please contact a centre on the numbers provided to see what services they are currently offering.

Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre 4332 7450

Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre Closed

San Remo Neighbourhood Centre 4390 7888

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre 4396 1555

Wyong Neighbourhood Centre 4353 1750

Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre 4363 1044

Kariong Neighbourhood Centre 4340 1724

Narara Community Centre 4329 4477

Green Point Community Centre 4367 7591

Wyoming Community Centre 4323 7483

Peninsula Community Centre Closed

The Benevolent Society - Central Coast 1800 236 762

Uniting Burnside Northern Lakes Neighbourhood Centre – Lake Munmorah 1800 864 846

Gudjagang Ngara li-dhi Aboriginal Corporation - Wyong 4305 8807


Link2Home 1800 152 152

Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Provides information, assessment or referral to homelessness services and support in NSW.

Central Coast Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service

Access the Renter's Guide to COVID-19 which has been developed to provide legal information about situations that may arise as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Services

Lakes Food Care - 199 Main Rd, Toukley - 4307 1234. Provides discounted grocery items and free bread daily.

Salvo’s Discount Grocery Store (Oasis Shop) - 15 Hely St, Wyong - Monday to Friday: 9am-3pm. The Oasis Shop is open to all the community for discounted grocery items. Subject to availability and limits, free bread, fruit and vegetables may be available with grocery purchases.

Coast Shelter - 346 Mann Street, North Gosford - 4325 3540

Lunch daily: 11am-1pm

Dinner daily: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Food hampers are available between 11am – 1.00pm

Provides free meals, assessment, referral and support to help homeless, vulnerable, financially disadvantaged and socially isolated community members. Due to Covid-19, the meal service is providing take away for both lunch and dinner.

Mary Macs - 100 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy (opposite St John the Baptist Church) - 4341 0584

Support for anyone who is homeless, transient or needing a helping hand. Due to COVID restrictions, meals are takeaway from Monday to Friday from 11.00am -1.00pm

Also available is free fruit, vegetables and bread (not available Thursday)

Larger Chain Stores - Some larger chain stores may offer priority services such as delivery to vulnerable customers during this time. Contact your local store to find out what supports they may offer.

Domestic Violence

If you or your children are in danger call Emergency Triple Zero 000

1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)

24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

NSW Domestic Violence Line 1800 65 64 63

The NSW Domestic Violence Line provides counselling and referrals to women experiencing domestic and family violence. This is a free call available 24/7.

Safe beds for pets RSPCA 4372 2044

Provides temporary accommodation for pets of people who are seeking refuge from domestic violence.

Indigenous Services

Yerin/EleanorDuncan Aboriginal Health Services 4351 1040

Provides primary health care in a culturally safe environment to the Central Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Note: Service is an approved vaccination for the COVID-19 vaccines.

Services for men

Mensline 1300 789 978

Mens Referral Service 1300 766 491

Multicultural services

Northern Settlement Services 4334 3877

Northern Settlement Services is providing casework support and information to Multicultural Communities during this coronavirus outbreak. Assistance is by phone and online. Face to face meetings will be by appointment only, if it is safe to do so.

Phone 4969 3399 for Coronavirus (COVID 19) information in your language

Disability Services

Disability Gateway 1800 643 787

The Disability Gateway is a free service available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST). Not available on national public holidays. If you are worried or concerned about COVID-19, you can get support including vaccine information on this website or call the Disability Gateway.


131 450

National Relay Service

1800 555 677

Services for older people

Meals on Wheels – Central Coast 4357 8444

Delivery of nutritious meals, social interaction and a friendly check on people’s wellbeing

Red Cross TeleCROSS 1300 885 698

Red Cross can provide you with a daily telephone call to check on your wellbeing allowing you peace of mind if you are at risk of an accident or illness.

Healthdirect 1800 022 222

Healthdirect provides free, trusted health information and advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Larger Chain Stores - Some larger chain stores may offer priority services such as delivery to vulnerable customers during this time. Contact your local store to find out what supports they may offer.

Services for children and young people

Headspace 4304 7870 (Gosford) or 4394 9100 (LakeHaven)

A free service for young people aged 12-25 years to access mental health support.

Kids Help Line 1800 551 800

Provides support any time for any reason.


Visit the Reach-Out website

Provides free Covid-19 support information for young people and their parents to help them stay well.

Y Space online

Visit the Y Space website

Your Central Coast guide to everything youth.

Artists & Creative industry support

Support Act

Support for Independent artists and those who work in the creative industries

Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.

Food Support

The Food Hub 0468 642 599 - The Entrance Public School – entry via The Entrance Rd

Lakes Food Care Toukley: 4307 1234

The Fathers Table 0406 947 767 - Wyong Town Park – Alison Rd, Wyong - Hampers, Friday and Sunday

Coast Shelter 4346 1263 - 346 Mann Street, Gosford - Hampers and packed lunches, Monday – Friday

Vinnies - Hampers and vouchers

Gosford – 273 Mann Street, Gosford: 4322 5861

Woy Woy – 41 The Boulevarde, Woy Woy: 4344 3261

Wyong – 47 Howarth Street, Wyong: 4356 6700

Services for women

Australian Breastfeeding Association 1800 686 268

Peninsula Women’s Health 4342 4905

Works alongside and supports women of all ages, backgrounds and cultures in a respectful, friendly and effective way. Services available include- Clinic, counseling, Peninsula groups, alternative therapists.

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous 4323 3890

Arthritis Association 4341 5881

Gambling Anonymous 1800 633 635

Narcotics Anonymous 4325 0524

Overeaters Anonymous 0400 074 956 or 0412 756 446

Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group 1800 138 029

Central Coast & Hunter Burns Survivor Support 4369 7469 or 0421 812 262

Diabetes Support Group 4369 6495

Brain Tumor Support Group 4320 2187

Chronic Fatigue Support Group 4363 1044

Dementia Carer Support Group 4336 7843

Women’s Breast Cancer Support 4336 4500

Grandparents Support Group 4342 9995

Parkinsons Support Group 1800 644 189 or 8875 8900

Prostate Cancer Support 4367 9600

Schizophrenia & Bipolar Support 4344 7989

Stoma Support Group 4320 3323

Stroke Recovery Support 1300 650 594

For additional services, visit the Central Coast Council Support page