centacare emergency relief

What is Emergency Relief?

Emergency Relief (ER) is the provision of financial and material aid to people in immediate need.

Centacare works with people on options available to assist them, including referrals to appropriate specialist agencies.

We can assist with the cost of prescriptions at 22-34 Aplin St, Cairns CBD. This service is available during business hours (9:00am - 4:30 pm)  for people experiencing financial hardship that live in the Cairns area. Assistance is assessed by Centacare staff in accordance with ER Guidelines.Please phone reception on 4044 0130.

 What do I need to bring with me?

  • ID with a current address in the catchment area.
  • Your prescriptions.
  • Any documents that will help workers to assess your situation and provide assistance.

How to access ER?

Please telephone reception on 4044 0130 if you require assistance with medical prescriptions to see if we can help.

  • Monday - Friday 22-34 Aplin St, Cairns CBD 

Download the attachment for a list of current ER service providers

Download the Moneysmart Brochure for helpful information

 Emergency Relief Contact:

22-34 Aplin Street, Cairns

PO Box 201, Cairns QLD 4870

Ph:   07 4044 0130

Fax: 07 4044 0120

Email: admincentacarecairnsorg

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