Service operating times and emergency numbers during the holidays


The team at CHP wishes you a safe and happy festive season! We’d also like to thank you for engaging with the blog this year. We’ll start posting again in January 2015, and encourage you to keep sending your feedback through to us regarding topics you’d like to read about and the voices you would like to hear from.

The CHP office will close on  Wednesday 24th December and open again on Monday 5th January 2015.

Services operating over the holiday period

  • Homelessness Services: If you need to speak to a housing and support worker, call 1800 825 955 and they will direct your call to a service closest to you. If the call is outside business hours it will be directed to Salvation Army Crisis Services.
  • Womens Domestic Violence Crisis Service: for crisis telephone support including referral to safe accommodation for women experiencing abuse call 1800 015 188
  • Lifeline: if you’re experiencing a personal crisis call 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au to use the Crisis Support Chat (online service)

Information about modified hours for services operating in the City of Melbourne during the holidays can be found here.

A list of Christmas Day meal services is available on our ‘What’s On’ page.