Support Services

As part of our community services, we help those in need with food, clothing and accommodation.

We are providing relief for those affected by the ACT/NSW/VIC bushfires (if you’re currently in the ACT). Find out more about the bushfire support.

Our Support Services for the Canberra Community

Communities@Work supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our Canberra community, by providing essential supports including food, clothing and accommodation to those in need. We have two community pantries, a clothing program, a pre-loved clothing store, and seven transitional housing sites.


If you are struggling or experiencing hardship, we can help you. There are no eligibility requirements to access our support. 


Please visit the relevant page for more information on the kind of support you’re seeking and to find out how to get in touch.

Help with Food

If you are struggling to meet your immediate basic needs, or are experiencing hardship, we can help you with food and hygiene items at our Community Pantries. Our community pantries are located in Tuggeranong and Gungahlin.

Find out more on our Food Support – Community Pantry page.

Help with Clothing

Our clothing program provides people in need with free clothing, shoes and accessories for job interviews, court, funerals and other important events. The program operates from Tuggeranong.

Find out more on our Clothing Support page.

Help with Housing and Homelessness

We provide accommodation support for families and individuals who are, or at risk of being, homeless – often through domestic or family violence, or financial problems – through our Reach Home program.

Find out more on our Accommodation and Housing Support page.

Crisis Support (Emergency Relief)

We can provide payment for your medical scripts (capped), or offer you bus tickets, Telstra vouchers, phone charging, showers, food, hygiene products, and we provide information and referral services through our crisis support program. You can make an appointment at Tuggeranong or Gungahlin.

Find out more on our Crisis Support page.

Support After Bushfires

If you were affected by the 2019-20 bushfires (ACT/NSW/VIC), are currently living in the ACT, and experiencing financial hardship, we can help. The type of support will vary on a case-by-case basis.

Find out more on our Support After Bushfires page.

ACT Government Assistance

The ACT Government has a website that outlines a range of discounts, rebates and subsidies available to Canberrans, including housing, transport, bills and dental care. To find out more please visit the ACT Government website.

Volunteering and ACT Community Info Guides

Volunteering ACT provides a range of information guides that include useful information for people seeking community support. To find out more please visit the ACT Info Guides Page

Contact Communities@Work

The best way to reach out to us for support is by filling our Get in Touch form here.

You can also call us on 02 6293 6500 to make an appointment.

If you’re looking for information about supporting our food, clothing and other essential programs through in-kind and monetary donations, please visit our Get Involved section.

GET IN TOUCH

Our Locations

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Communities@Work Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Communities@Work Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

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