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Emergency Relief Provider Counts

This data shows Emergency Relief providers funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS). Where an organisation has identified multiple outlets at one outlet address the Department has removed duplicate entries.

Emergency Relief services are delivered by community organisations and help people address immediate basic needs by providing financial and/or material support in times of crisis.

The type of assistance offered by each organisation varies, however may include one-off assistance such as:

  • food, transport or chemist vouchers

  • part-payment of utility account/s

  • food parcels or clothing

  • budgeting assistance and/or

  • referrals to other services that help to address underlying causes of financial crisis.

The information has been extracted from data provided to the DSS by the Emergency Relief providers through the FOFMS online funding management portal.

As the nature of service delivery varies across regions, some community outreach services may not be reflected in the outlet information. The lead contracting organisation information may be presented in the data where sub-contracted organisations provide services. The address of some services such as those providing support or shelter to women escaping domestic violence have been withheld and outlet latitude/longitude coordinates assigned to the centre point of their SA3.

Further information about DSS funded services can be found at the DSS Grants Service Directory: http://serviceproviders.dss.gov.au/

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Emergency Relief Provider Counts
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency biannually
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/ded427b8-77c3-4a11-85cb-b6fd7e53986c
Date Published 2016-11-03
Date Updated 2016-12-01
Contact Point
Department of Social Services
data.requests@dss.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2016-07-01
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of Social Services
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