Emergency Relief

Emergency relief food box

Emergency Relief (ER) assistance can be provided in a number of ways, which include fresh and pantry food, toiletries, clothing, blankets, supermarket and mobile phone vouchers.

Each of these ER categories comes with its own health and safety considerations.

The resources contained within have been compiled from a variety of sources, including input from some of our member Centres. If you have any resources that you would like to share with Linkwest members, please contact us on [email protected].

Please note that while we attempted to gather as much information as possible, this website isn’t a complete repository of legal information relating to ER provision. Depending on the type of ER you provide you need to be satisfied that you are aware of and compliant with all the relevant legislation.

The main aspects of food ER are:

  1. Customer service – eligibility criteria, procedures for assessment and provision of ER assistance
  2. Safe food provision
  3. Health and safety of visitors, clients and staff

Community Relief and Resilience Sector Hub

The Community Relief and Resilience (CRR) Sector Hub provides information about the CRR Program and the support available to Western Australia’s emergency relief and support sector.


Emergency Relief Related Links

Links to services and organisations coordinating Emergency Relief and Financial Counselling activities across Western Australia.


Health and Safety of Visitors, Clients and Staff

Depending on the type of service your Centre provides, you may need to consider additional safety and security measures for your staff and clients, and verify that your insurance policy covers all your activities.


Safe Food Provision

In Australia, there are legal acts that define the responsibilities of people, businesses and organisations who sell food.