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There are many other services that may assist you if you are struggling financially and the links below are a good place to start.

Services NSW

Service NSW makes it easier to find government information and services. To see what savings you can make go to: service.NSW.gov.au

Below are just a few savings you can make:

Energy Switch

Helps you compare electricity and gas plans and switch providers

Family Energy Rebate

Helps families receiving the Family Tax Benefit with their electricity costs.

Appliance Replacement Offer

Concession card holders may be able to save on a new fridge or television

NSW Gas Rebate

Helps concession card holders with their gas costs.

Low Income Household Rebate

Helps concession card holders with their electricity costs

Pensioner Water Rebate

Pensioners may be able to save on their water bill

 

Department of Social Services

The DSS Grants Service Directory includes details of active grants and organisations providing service delivery.

In line with government direction, in regards to the response to COVID-19, organisations have made the appropriate changes to the service delivery model. This means that most organisations now provide none or limited face-to-face services to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

You can still reach almost all organisations with some exceptions. To find the nearest organisation, to support your needs you can search the directory by program name, state/territory, region or postcode, or a combination of these.

 

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is a website and contact centre established by the Australian Government to help people navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care helps people find government-funded aged care services for older people in the community. My Aged Care provides information about:

My Aged Care provides a number of services helping older people stay in their own home when transitioning from hospital, when attempting to find a residential aged care home or for carers searching for respite care. Call 1800 200 422

NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading is part of the Department of Customer Service whose role is to make doing business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry while providing the best value for government.

HSNet

Private rental support Rent Choice

Rent Choice is a private rental subsidy that helps eligible clients with rental payments for up to 3 years.

Rent Choice products include:

Moneysmart

Moneysmart can help Australians take control of their money with free tools, tips and guidance.

 

Other support services

1800RESPECT Sexual assault, domestic or family violence counselling

Family Drug Support Australia Alcohol or other drug use

Gambling Help Online