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Experience Heartwarming Generosity at the
Launceston Benevolent Society's Boots & Blanket Event!

Mark your calendars and get ready to be part of a heartwarming tradition that's making a significant difference in our community. The Boots & Blanket Event, presented by the Launceston Benevolent Society, made its dazzling debut on Saturday, August 19th, and it's quickly becoming the talk of the town!

See Details Here!



Join our Compassion Crew: Become a Volunteer with Us

Are you passionate about making a real difference in your community? Do you believe in a society that cares for everyone, especially those facing financial stress, homelessness, family violence and food insecurity? If so, we invite you to be part of our dedicated Compassion Crew at Launceston Benevolent Society.

Who Are We: Launceston Benevolent Society is a welfare relief service, committed to providing emergency food relief, clothing and furniture assistance to individuals and families in the Launceston area who are navigating significant life crises and financial hardship. We're on a mission to help people regain control of their lives when times are tough, offering crucial support when it is needed most.

Why Volunteer With Us?

*Make a Meaningful Impact: Your efforts will directly improve the livelihoods of those facing adversity in our community.

*Learn & Grow: gain valuable skills, build experience and develop a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding financial stress and hardship.

*Contribute to a more compassionate and inclusive society.


If you're enthusiastic about making a difference and ready to be part of a force for positive change, we'd love to hear from you and have you on board! To learn more and express your interest in joining our Compassion Crew  please send an email to Kate Ross:kross@lbs.org.au  



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

Assistance for  Individuals & Families

Assistance for Individuals & Families