What is Emergency Relief?

Emergency Relief (ER) is the provision of financial or material assistance to people experiencing financial crisis.

What does MCNC provide?

  • Vouchers which can be used to purchase food. These cards cannot be used to purchase cigarettes or alcohol.
  • Food parcels.
  • Fruit and vegetables (when available)
  • Information, Referrals and Advocacy
  • Assistance in contacting organizations and completing forms/ documentation

What should I bring?

Identification with a current address which verifies that you reside in our catchment area.

Who can access ER?

Individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardship or crisis.

People accessing ER at the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre must reside in the Cairns area.

Appointment only

Appointments for Food Vouchers take place each Monday and Friday morning between 9am and 12:30pm and are available once in a 3 month period.

Appointments for a Food Parcel takes place each week day between 9am and 1pm and are available once in a 3 month period.

To make an appointment please contact the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre on 4055 6440.

The Neighbourhood Centre is committed to assisting all people experiencing financial crisis but is limited by funding and restricted to catchment area.