Community Support

Council has prepared a community support leaflet for COVID-19.

If you are able to support others, consider using this Kindness Card. Make sure if you are assisting others that you are only spreading kindness. You can leave any items for your neighbours on their doorstep.

Below are some further organisations and websites that may offer help:

Emergency Food Relief

  • Food Relief Organisations
  • The Loui’s Van Service provides Soup, Sandwiches, Hot Meals (as available) pastries, and warmth supplies to people in need. This service has been adjusted due to current COVID19 risk and currently operating in the Hobart and the Glenorchy areas under an adjusted format.
    • Kingston: Kingborough Council car park, Hutchins St  7:00pm to 7:25pm Thursday evenings
    • Kingston: Maranoa Heights Community Centre, Hawthorn Drive 7:25pm to 7:50pm



Financial Relief

National Debt Hotline-  free financial counselling is now available. Call 1800 007 007 or visit for more information.


Help with Housing can be found at:

  • Housing Connect on 1800 800 588,  Level 3,  181 Collins Street
  • Anglicare Private Rental Support Service – 1800 243 232
  • Bethlehem House – Emergency Accommodation for men – 6234 4594

Community Services

Channel Churches Care is a collaboration of local churches supporting Channel community residents during times of hardship as a result of COVID-19.  They provide practical, spiritual, or social support to residents living between Huntingfield and Woodbridge.

There are a variety of ways to contact them:

Contact them if you have any questions or would like to make a referral or request some support.