Uniting Bendigo

About us

UnitingCare Bendigo is now part of Uniting Vic.Tas – the community services arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.

We are 24 Uniting Church agencies that have come together to combine our resources and experience for greater change. We work alongside people of all ages in local communities across Victoria and Tasmania. Working together we can do this more effectively for more people.

Since 1977, we have been at the forefront of delivering some of the most proactive, innovative and hands-on community support services in Bendigo.

We provide a range of services to help people under financial pressure get access to vital necessities such as food and financial help until they are back on track.

Our Print and Op-shops are a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to supporting people in Bendigo who are living life on the margins.

Our services

Emergency relief

People experiencing the effects of poverty often need support while they focus on building brighter days ahead. Uniting Emergency Relief services provide immediate financial and/or material support to people in financial crisis.

We work to empower people with the information, skills and tools they need to live a healthy, happy life. Sometimes it doesn’t take much for bills to spiral out of control. Individuals and families hit with unexpected expenses can quickly see their household budgets overwhelmed. Unemployment, illnesses or even back-to-school costs may leave people unable to pay the bills.

We provide support to local individuals and families in the form of material aid – food, clothing and household goods, back-to-school costs and bill payment assistance to people living in disadvantage.

Our educational programs – such as education assistance and cooking classes - support people to have the resources, opportunities and capabilities to learn, work, engage and have a voice.

Op-shops

We operate 3 conveniently located op shops throughout Bendigo. Run by dedicated volunteers and staff, our op shops offer a wide range of reasonably price clothing, accessories, manchester, books, toys, furniture and households goods – with every single purchase helping to create better, safer and healthier lives for vulnerable people across Bendigo.

The shops provide an independent stream of funds to support our Emergency Relief programs, which helps local Uniting Bendigo programs to provide much needed support for vulnerable people in our community.

Print shop

Our Bendigo Print Shop is a fully operational printing service open to the public – catering for all personal, company, and community group printing needs.

Our locations

We operate in 5 locations around Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat. You can use the map to find descriptions and contact details for each location.