Hobart City Mission

Emergency Assistance Hobart

Emergency Assistance provides financial assistance and advice for those experiencing hardship. The service operates on an appointment system, with qualified, paid staff undertaking individual assessments.  Staff will assist with the immediate crisis and also refer clients to other relevant services to address underlying issues as required.

Emergency Assistance appointments are provided in the Hobart and Moonah offices with bookings available from 8.30am the business day beforehand. Call 6215 4200 at 8.30am to secure an appointment.

Immediate assistance can be obtained through food packs at Hobart (Monday-Friday 8.30-5pm) and Moonah (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm) without an appointment.

What the service can help with

Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Mental health
Physical health

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 24

To access the service, clients

Must be at risk of not being able to pay a bill

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service

Regions covered


Contact Details

50 Barrack Street Hobart 7000

6215 4200 (call at 8.30am to secure appointment)



Focus Domains



Having material basics

Being healthy