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Below is a list of everyday necessities services, including secondhand clothing shops, emergency relief, soup kitchens, safe computer and Wi-Fi access, and government support. If you cannot find local everyday necessities services for your area, you can find a list of state and national everyday necessities services at the bottom of this page.

Services Australia – Agent and Access Point

At an Agent and Access Point you can access all of the following services:

  • use internet enabled computers and printers
  • access free Wi-Fi without a password
  • get brochures and fact sheets
  • call us using the phone provided
  • use the phone claiming service
  • get reply paid Medicare envelopes
  • scan, copy, print and upload documents
  • verify identity documents

At an Agent you can also:

  • get help to set up and access digital services
  • get help with general questions about our payments and services
  • get a referral to other services.
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Karingal Neighbourhood Centre – Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Service

Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Services is a free community service that provides:

  • Confidential support and counselling for personal, emotional and family issues
  • Support and counselling is available to victims, perpetrators, other associate family members and children
  • Safety Plans
  • Risk Assessments
  • Referral
  • Short Term emergency accommodation
  • Emergency financial relief
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Nintirri Centre – Tom Price Community Centre

The Tome Price Community Centre has computers available with printing, laminating, binding and scanning services at an affordable rate and also provide one on one support for computer training, online courses and study, job seeking and Government information.

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Nintirri Centre – Community Op Shop

The Nintirri Centre run a community op shop.

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Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone is a Onslow based Op Shop selling second hand goods.

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Onslow Public Library

The Onslow Public Library can provide computers for public use.

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Tom Price Library

Tom Price Library provides internet access and other services are available in the library including photocopying and laminating.

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Paraburdoo Library

The Paraburdoo Library provides internet access, photocopying, laminating and faxing facilities.

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Pannawonica Library

In addition to the loaning of books, the following services are available at the Library:
– Photocopying
– Faxing
– Laminating
– Public access computer
– Caravan park bookings
– Tourist information

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State and National Every Day Necessities Services

Australian Government – Services Australia

Support through payments and services while you are looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.

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Services Australia – Crisis Payment

To get this you must:

  • be eligible for an income support payment from us
  • be in severe financial hardship
  • have an extreme life change. You can get it if you:
  • are experiencing family and domestic violence
  • get out after 14 days from prison or psychiatric confinement as a result of an offence
  • are a Humanitarian Entrant into Australia for the first time
  • go through a natural disaster not covered by the Disaster Recovery Payment
  • are in Australia when the event occurred, and when you submit your claim
  • are eligible for an income support payment.
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WESNET – Safe Connections

The Safe Connections program provides tech-abuse advice to women who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as well as being able to provide women (and children) affected by domestic, family or sexual violence with a free Safe Connections phones and top-up credit (eligible clients can top-up 3 times in the financial year).

They also provide tech-abuse advice where they can organise appointments with one of our tech experts.

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WAConnect

WAConnect is an online directory where users can search for food relief, financial counsellors and emergency accomodation among other services.

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No Interest Loan Scheme

No Interest Loans (NILS) provide individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.

Loans are available for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines, car repairs and medical procedures for up to $1,500. Repayments are set at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.

Eligibility:

  • Health Care Card/ Pension Card or earn less than $45 000 a year after tax ($60 000 for couples or people with dependants)
  • Lived at current or previous address for at least 3 months
  • Capacity to repay the loan
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StepUp Loans

StepUp is a low interest loan for people on low incomes who have difficulty accessing credit from a bank. You can borrow from $800 – $3,000 with up to three years to pay it back. There are no fees. Loans can be used for items such as:

  •  Secondhand cars or repairs
  • White goods
  • Furniture
  • Computers
  • Vocational Education
  • Medical Expenses

*Loans cannot be used for cash, debt consolidation, holidays or bills

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