Money Worries

It is normal to feel worried, anxious or down when times are hard. Job insecurity, redundancy, debt and financial problems can all cause emotional distress.  

Financial counsellors are skilled professionals. They will listen to your problems and help you with things like: bills or fines you’re struggling to pay. There are impartial professionals offering a free services who will help provide solutions to support you in your time of need.

There are also some short term emergency relief options available to help you get through, see the list below.

Financial Help #

Margaret River Community Centre 
Phone: 9720 9200
Hours: every other Friday by appointment
Cost: Free

St Vincent de Paul
Margaret River Community Centre
Phone: 0447 456 647
Hours: every second Monday by appointment
Cost: Free

Rural West
Government funded organisation that offers free financial counselling for businesses experiencing hardship.

For small business owners that are struggling, there is free and confidential mental health support developed by Beyond Blue
Phone:  1300 945 301 or online via link.

National Debt Helpline
1800 007 007

Crisis payment for extreme circumstances – family and domestic violence
Contact the Department of Human Services within 7 days of a change in residence/circumstances due to family and domestic violence to find out if you are eligible for extra financial support in this transition.
Centre link Families Line Phone: 136 150

Emergency Relief #

Margaret River Community Centre
Emergency relief assistance includes vouchers, bus tickets, food relief parcels, WA no-interest loan, power bill assist program, bedding, jackets, winter warmers, Christmas hampers.
33 Tunbridge Street, Margaret River
Phone: 9757 3200
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM

Soup Kitchen – Margaret River
Free or low cost healthy take away to feed yourself and your family
33 Tunbridge Street Margaret River
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 5 PM to 7 PM

St Vincent de Paul Society WA – Margaret River
Can provide emergency support for food, furniture, household good, overdue bills, information, referrals, support and op shop. 
Phone:  0428 871 822