Christmas meal services for people experiencing homelessness

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CHP has compiled a list of organisations providing meal services on or around Christmas Day 2018 that are available to people experiencing homelessness or feeling isolated.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, and will be updated as information of more services comes in. If you have details of a service that’s not listed here, please email Belinda or Lanie

If you are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, you can call 1800 825 955 to be connected to a housing worker. A list of homelessness services that are operating during the Christmas period is available to download here.


Services Prior to Christmas

Bayside Community Christmas Eve Lunch 2018 

Where: Bayside Church, 99-101 Argus Street, Cheltenham, VIC 3192

When: 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
More info on the Eventbrite page


Soup Van Services

Click here for a list of St Vincent de Paul soup van services operating around Melbourne


Christmas Day Services


CBD & Inner-city


Richmond Salvation Army
Time: 11.30am
Location: Cnr Lennox & Garfield St Richmond
Bookings essential: 9429 2117

 Missionaries of Charity, Fitzroy
Time: Mass at 11am, Lunch to follow
Location: 101 Gore St, Fitzroy
No bookings required

St Ignatius Church, Richmond
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: 326 Church St Richmond (Hall behind Church)
No bookings required – more info contact: 8420 6789

St Peter’s Eastern Hill
Time: Breakfast 7.30am – 9am daily throughout Christmas and New Year period, including Public Holidays. Not open for lunch
Location: 15 Gisborne St East Melbourne
No bookings required.

Oz Community Centre
Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Location: 268 Abbotsford St NORTH MELBOURNE
No bookings required

 Collingwood Football Club & Salvation Army 614
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Location: Victoria Park – Corner Abbot and Lulie Sts Abbotsford
Apply for Tickets at: Salvation Army, 69 Bourke St from the 10th December

Southern Metro 

Uniting Prahran & the City of Stonnington
When: 11:00am – 2.30pm 
Where: Malvern Town Hall, Corner of Glenferrie Road & High Street, Malvern 
RSVP: RSVP: via Try Booking or contact Jenelle Morton: 9692 9500 or 

Unity Place – Hampton Park Uniting Church 
When: Doors open at 11:30
Where: 1 Coral Drive, Hampton Park
RSVP: 14th December (places are limited) 9799 7994 or email

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St Anthonys Parish 

Where: St Anthony’s Parish Hall, Cnr Grange & Neerim Rds, Glenhuntly
When: from 12 noon 
Bookings Essential by 19 Dec 2018.  Ph: 95692099 or email:


Sacred Heart Mission

Where: Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall, 87 Grey Street, St Kilda, VIC  3182
When: 11.45am-1.15pm 
More info: We provide hearty, nutritious meals 365 days of the year; everyone is welcome at our table. Find out more


Eastern Metro

Foothills Community Care Ferntree Gully
Time: From 12pm
Location: St John the Baptist Parish Hall, 19 Forest Rd
Ferntree Gully
Assistance with transport is available
Book early to avoid missing out (places are limited) : 8711 8677 or

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Brewtime Cafe
Free festive lunch
156 Colby Dve, Belgrave South
More info here.
You can RSVP by contacting 9752 5923.

Saint Pauls Anglican Church
Location: cnr Dorset Road & William St, Boronia
Time: From 12 noon
RSVP by 10th Dec – 0433 062 044 


Rowville Baptist Church 
Location: 2 Le John St Rowville (cnr Wellington rd and Le John St)
Time: 12pm-2pm
Call 9764 4242 to register

The Dining Room – Anglican Church of St. John the Divine
Location: Cnr Wicklow and Toorak Ave, Croydon (room at the rear)
Time:  25th Dec. 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Kew Unity Church 
Date: 25 December

Time: 11.30 – 2pm
Location: 23 Highbury Grove Kew
Bookings essential by 22nd December: Call or text Natalie 0409 019 269

Camberwell Salvo’s
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
Location: 7 Bowen St, Camberwell
Bookings essential by 21st December: 9889 2468

Northern Metro

National Homeless Collective
Christmas in the Courtyard – Christmas lunch for single parents
Time: 12:30 to 2:30pm

When: Christmas Day 
Where: 50 Lygon Street Brunswick East 
Register: please Email 
We’re hosting a free Christmas Lunch for single parents. Each parent and Child will receive a gift and lunch. 

Holy Child Catholic Parish
Time: 12pm
Location: Lyda Blundell Centre, Broadmeadows Senior Citizens, 185 Blair St Dallas
Bookings essential: 9302 3376

 Preston Salvation Army
Time: 12 – 1pm
Location: 263 Gower St Preston
Bookings essential: 9478 0694

Diamond Valley Uniting Church 

Where: Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Main Hurstbridge Rd and Wensley St, Diamond Creek

When: from 12 noon 
More info: No charge. All welcome. Assistance with transport may be available. For more information call Graham 0419 361 487.

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Hope Cafe
Date: Thursday 20 December
Time: 6 – 8pm
Location: St Marks Church, 9 Lee St Fawkner
More info


Infinity Church (South Morang)
Where: 5/9 Danaher Drive, South Morang 

When: 11:30 am – 2:30pm, 

People are also invited to help put together Christmas hampers during the week before Christmas. Those who wish to receive a hamper or Christmas gifts can contact Alex Fabiani. 0409 354 633 to arrange a pick-up time


Diamond Valley Uniting Church 
Where: Uniting Church Hall Cnr Main Hurstbridge Rd and Wensley St, Diamond Creek

When: from 12 noon 

More info: all welcome. Assistance with transport may be available. For more information call Diane 9718 2035. 

Sunbury Baptist, Sunbury
Time: 12 – 2pm
Location: Sunbury Baptist Church 207 Gap Road Sunbury
Bookings: 97407683


Western Metro

ALTONA Salvation army
Time: 12pm
Location: Altona Baptist Church, Sargood St Altona
Bookings essential: 0439 328 712

SUNBURY Salvation Army
Time: 12pm
Location: Sunbury Baptist Church, 207 Gap Rd, Sunbury
Bookings essential: 9744 2095

WERRIBEE Salvation Army
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: 211 Watton St, Werribee
Bookings essential: 9741 7359


Outside of Melbourne metro region


Bentons Square Community Centre,
145 Bentons Rd, Mornington
Bookings Essential by 23rd December
Angeline 0409 238 840