"Compassion is the heartbeat of a thriving community, where every act of kindness ripples through the lives of its members, creating a tapestry of support, understanding, and unity."

At Launceston Benevolent Society, we are committed to serving our community with compassion and support. We are a non-religious, not-for-profit welfare service providing essential assistance to individuals and families facing financial hardship. Our mission is clear: to offer immediate relief through food, clothing, and household goods, allowing you to redirect your resources towards bills and necessities.

Our Approach: Walking Beside You

We believe in walking alongside you during your journey out of crisis. Our dedicated team is here to help you set and achieve your goals, providing guidance and support every step of the way. We understand that financial challenges can be overwhelming, and we are here to provide a helping hand when you need it most.

We provide emergency support and assistance for people in need in the form of food hampers, supermarket vouchers, clothing, furniture, nappies, linen, towels & blankets.

In addition to our core services, we offer free shower and laundry facilities to provide further support and dignity to those in need. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best support and experience possible. Everyone is welcome at Launceston Benevolent Society.

Our Vision: Growing Compassionate Communities

At Launceston Benevolent Society, we envision a community where no one is left in hardship or isolation. We are dedicated to fostering compassion and connection throughout our community. Our services are free of charge, and we rely on the generosity of donors and businesses who share our commitment to creating compassionate communities.

A Legacy of Service

With over 140 years of service, Launceston Benevolent Society is one of the longest-serving welfare organizations in the state. We are here to stay, committed to helping you transition from crisis to a more accepting and stable situation, as identified by you.

Join us at Launceston Benevolent Society and truly flourish in a community that cares. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need and continue to grow compassionate communities.

Find out More:

To find out more about Launceston Benevolent Society and how you can get involved, please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Manager, Ms. Kate Ross. You can contact her at kross@lbs.org.au or give us a call at 63 444214. We welcome your inquiries, support, and partnership in our mission to create compassionate communities and provide essential assistance to those in need. Thank you for your interest in joining us at Launceston Benevolent Society. Together, we can make a difference.