St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic Organisation that lives the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

The Society’s core work of emergency relief welfare is undertaken through home visitations by members of the Society.

Members of the Society, known as ‘Vincentians’ live out their faith in action by assisting people in need.  Members’ form small Parish based groups that make up the membership of the Society call ‘Conferences’.

In our Parish, our Conference members visit people each weekday to provide emergency relief. We also meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month in St Dominic’s Parish Centre. We provide mutual support, spiritual reflection, and to discuss how best to respond to the people we assist.

Home visits are carried our in pairs. The assistance given is prompt and focused on the both the short term and long term wellbeing of the recipient. Home visits continue on a regular basis provided the support and encouragement necessary to allow people to take control of their lives. Areas of assistance include advocacy, assistance with utility bills, budget advice through appointed financial counsellors, clothing, family support, food vouchers and furniture.

To learn more about the Society and our Conference telephone St Vincent de Paul Society on 9475 5400 or by email: New members are always very welcome.

If you require Emergency Relief assistance please call our call centre on 1300 794 054 or email