UnitingSA Emergency Assistance

UnitingSA Emergency Assistance

formerly UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide

Parent Body:
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Emergency Assistance Office closes at 1:30pm
To access Emergency Assistance you must hold a current concession card such as Centrelink, Health Care or Pension card and have a Centrelink income statement with your current address.
To access a NILS loan you must be on low income or be a concession card holder and living in current residence for at least 3 months.

In a tough spot? UnitingSA is here to help you and your family through it.

We offer a range of services and programs for the immediate and long-term support you need to help you manage any household or financial difficulties.

We also offer advocacy, support, information and advice and can refer you to other services and community activities.

The Emergency Assistance Program can help relieve stress if you’ve found yourself in a tough financial spot. We can provide you with food parcels, pre-loved clothing and shoes, linen, blankets, swags, sleeping bags, toiletries, hygiene packs and phone vouchers.

Financial Counselling
is a free service that can help you find long-term solutions to ease your financial stress. We can help you plan your budget, negotiate with creditors, organise debt and loan repayments, and teach you strategies for managing income and spending.

The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) provides ‘interest’ and ‘fee’ free loans to individuals, families or couples living on a lower income. You may be eligible for a loan of up to $1,500 to help you purchase essentials including household furniture and electrical appliances. Repayments are negotiable, but generally scheduled over a 12-month period.

If you are looking for emergency help with housing or are at risk of homelessness please visit our page here.


  • Emergency relief including food parcels, pre-loved clothing and shoes, linen, blankets, swags, toiletries, hygiene packs and phone vouchers
  • Financial counselling and education workshops
  • No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)
Last updated: 13/09/2018
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