2015 Christmas meal services for people experiencing homelessness

CHP has compiled a list of meal services that will operate on Christmas Day 2015. It is not an exhaustive list, but we will continue adding to it as we become aware of new services. Please email eddie@chp.org.au if you know of services that aren’t listed here.


CBD / Inner-metro 

> A Christmas Invitation

Time: 4.00pm or 7.00pm

Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

More info: No bookings required, two sittings at 4.00pm and 7.00pm (come to whichever sitting suits you best), will cater to 1500 people


> The Australian Open Big Serve Breakfast

Time: 8.00am – 11.00am

Location: Federation Square, Melbourne

More info: No bookings required


Missionaries of Charity Fitzroy 

Time: Mass at 11am – Lunch to follow

Location: 101 Gore St, Fitzroy

More info: No bookings required


> St Peter’s Eastern Hill

Time: Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00am

Location: 15 Gisborne St, East Melbourne

More info: Limited places, bookings required, 03 9662 2391


St Ignatius Church

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: 326 Church St, Richmond – hall behind church

More info: No bookings required


> The Open Door (Salvation Army)

Time: call 03 9329 6988

Location: 166 Boundary Road, North Melbourne

More info: Call 03 9329 6988 to register attendance


> Richmond Salvation Army

Time: 11.30am

Location: Cnr Lennox & Garfield Street, Richmond

More info: Call 03 9429 2117 to register attendance


> VincentCare’s Ozanam Community Centre

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: 268 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne

More info: Open to anyone with nowhere to go this Christmas. No bookings required. Tram no. 57 leaves from Elizabeth St, Melbourne CBD


Sacred Heart Mission

Time: 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

Location: 87 Grey St, St Kilda

More info: No bookings required


Salvation Army 614 & Collingwood Football Club

Time: 10am (meeting time, then walk to lunch together)

Location: Cargo, 69 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

More info: To attend, please collect a ticket from 69 Bourke St – tickets are available from 10 December


Northern metro region

> Preston Salvation Army
Time: 1.00pm

Location: 263 Gower Street, Preston

More info: Call 03 9478 0694 to register your attendance


> Holy Child Catholic Parish

Time: 12.00pm

Location: Lynda Blundell Centre, Broadmeadows Senior Citizens, 185 Blair Street, Dallas

More info: Bookings essential, 03 9302 3376 (call to register interest then RSVP to your invitation)


> Plenty Valley Church

Time: 11.00am (following 10am church service)

Location: Factory 4, 9 Danaher Dr, South Morang

More info: No bookings required, contact 03 9437 7016 for enquiries


Southern metro region

 > Bayside Church Cheltenham Community

Time: 12:45pm for 1.00pm start

Location: Bayside Church, 99-101 Argus Street, Cheltenham

More info: Bookings essential, 03 9585 2455, assistance with transport is available


Eastern metro region

> Camberwell Salvos

Time: 11.00am – 1:30pm

Location: 7 Bowen St, Camberwell

More info: Bookings essential by 21 December, 03 9889 2468


> UnitingCare Croydon – 15 December

Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Location: Gifford Village Community Centre, 387-389 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon Nth

More info: Meal service for all HealthCare or Concession Card holders, all age groups welcome. Booking essential, 03 9871 8701


> Kew Uniting Church

Time: 11.30 – 2pm

Location: 23 Highbury Grove, Kew

More info: Booking essential by 22 December: Natalie, 0409 019 269


> Malvern Town Hall (Prahran Mission and Stonnington Council)

Time: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Location: Malvern Town Hall, cnr Glenferrie Road & High Street

More info: Bookings essential by 11 December, 03 9692 9500


> Unity Place – Hampton Park Uniting Church

Time: Doors open 11.30am, lunch at 12:30pm

Location: 1 Coral Drive, Hampton Park

More info: Bookings Essential by 11 December: Dianne, 0408 057 211 or 03 9799 0572


Western metro region

> Altona Salvation Army – 19 December

Time: 12.00pm

Location: Altona Baptist Church, Sargood Street, Altona

More info: Call 0439 328 712 to register attendance 


> Sunbury Salvation Army

Time: call 03 9744 2095

Location: Sunbury Baptist Church, 207 Gap Rd, Sunbury

More info: Call 03 9744 2095 to register attendance


> Werribee Salvation Army

Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Location: 211 Watton Street, Werribee

More info: call 03 9741 7359 to register attendance


Rural/regional services

> Bendigo Community Christmas Lunch

Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Location: The Conservatory All Seasons Bendigo, 171-183 McIvor Road Bendigo

More info: Bendigo City Council: 03 5434 6000. Bookings essential, transport assistance can be provided


> Full Gospel Assembly Mornington Peninsula Church

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Road, Mornington

More info: Light refreshments and finger food. Bookings essential by 23 December: Angeline, 0409 238 840 


Now and Not Yet Cafe Christmas Dinner

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: Now and Not Yet Cafe, 142 Yarra Street, Warrandyte

More info: phone 9844 0944