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Coronavirus Response


Please continue to support us with food and monetary donations so we can continue to support those most in need in our community

The Launceston Benevolent Society will continue to provide emergency food relief for those most in need through these difficult times, however our method of delivering support has changed to protect both our clients and volunteers.

From Monday 22nd March, we will move from face to face interviews to phone interviews and we will arrange for clients to collect their pre-ordered food relief parcels from our roller door entry without the need to enter the building, maintaining the mandatory social distancing requirements.

Donations of non-perishable food items can still be delivered to 5 Innocent Street, Kings Meadows, just call us on 6344 4213 when you arrive and we will come out and collect your donation. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept donations of clothing, furniture and household items at this time.

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Providing service to Tasmanians for over 180 years.

Founded in September 1834, we are the oldest continuously operating welfare agency in Australia.

Launceston Benevolent Society is an independent, non-religious, non-profit organisation which has been part of driving positive social change in Tasmania for three centuries. The Society provides emergency support and assistance for people in need in the form of food vouchers, food hampers, clothing, budget and financial advice.

Our goal is to help people to overcome the barriers preventing them from participating fully in society. By helping to build healthy, inclusive communities we can improve the quality of life of all Tasmanians. 

Our support services include:

vouchers for groceries & toiletries

Vouchers for Groceries & Toiletries

clothing blankets & linen

Clothing, Blankets & Linen

Child Care Products, Nappies & Toys

Child Care Products, Nappies & Toys

Assistance for  Individuals & Families

Assistance for Individuals & Families