Bendigo Community Services

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Help is closer than you think

If you’re facing a crisis, we’re here to help meet the immediate needs of you and your family.

Without a safe place to stay, enough food for your family, or even necessities such as clothing for the kids, tomorrow can feel like a long way off.

Our emergency relief services help relieve the stresses you’re facing today. If you find yourself in a tough spot, reach out and let us help.

Building towards tomorrow

Once your immediate needs are met, we can also help with your next steps. We can talk to your utility providers about that outstanding bill, help you connect with Centrelink about getting a job, talk to the police, or recommend other support services.

Once you’re in a safe and stable environment, we can help you plan for the future.

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Emergency Relief

Our emergency relief service assesses clients needs and provides food, material aid, information and referrals as required.

Ph: 03 5440 8410

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Case Management

Case Management involves a longer term assistance where you can be referred by the emergency relief team to help resolve short and long term issues.

Ph: 03 5440 8410

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Gravel Hill Community Garden

The community garden was founded to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to support our community services. The garden is also a great place to volunteer and provides continuing pleasure to individuals with activities ranging from general gardening, nursery work, maintenance, compost making and new ideas are always encouraged. Please inquire for more information.

Ph: 03 5440 8410

Court chaplain

Chaplaincy—Community, Prison and Rural

The role of Chaplain is quite broad and varied with its emphasis on offering practical, emotional and spiritual support to clients who may be facing prison, needing support in a pending court case or just a listening ear and friendly face in a rural area.

Ph: 03 5440 8410

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Financial Counselling

Financial counselling assists clients to develop budgeting strategies and ultimately to build financial capability and resilience.

Ph: 03 5440 8454

Fairground Children's Contact Service

This service facilitates parental changeovers or supervised child contacts for parents who are separated.

Ph: 03 5440 8490

TAC L2P Program

L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

The TAC L2P Program assists disadvantaged Victorian learner drivers aged 16 to 21 with no access to a supervising driver or vehicle to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.

The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by The Salvation Army Bendigo.

Ph: 0409 246 416

Bendigo Salvation Army Workshop

The workshop offers various woodwork programs to community groups and organisations. Please inquire about suitability and availability.

Ph: 03 5440 8456

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Community meals

Community meals are provided at The Bendigo Salvos. Why don't you join us for a delicious meal and make some new friends while you are here.



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Youth Group

A youth group for teenagers in high school rund each Friday night from 7pm - 9pm. 

More information call 5440 8431

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