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We have put together a list of Christmas Lunches and Activities that are offered free to members of the community who might be doing it tough this year, or are alone this Christmas. We have tried our very best to gather as much event information as we can. This is not a complete list. If your area is not found on the below list you might like to try looking into churches, not for profits and community organisations in your area.


Christmas Day Lunch – Melbourne

11:30am - 2:00pm
25 December 2021
Note: Take-away lunch and Christmas Activities
Venue: Melbourne Project 614
Address: 69 Bourke Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Website: Salvation Army Melbourne 614
Phone: (03) 9653 3299 

Christmas Dinner – Melbourne

25 December 2021
Note: Take-away dinner at Project 614.
Venue: Melbourne Project 614
Address: 69 Bourke Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Website: Salvation Army Melbourne 614
Phone: (03) 9653 3299

Café Agape Christmas Lunch – Werribee

12:00pm - 2:00pm
15 December 2021
Note: Christmas lunch held at church cafe
Venue: Café Agape
Address: 211 Watton St, WERRIBEE VIC 3030
Website: Salvation Army Wyndham
Phone: (03) 9731 1344

Christmas at the Salvos – Torquay

17 December 2021
Note: BBQ Meal with Christmas Activities
Venue: The Salvation Army Torquay Corps
Address: 35 Boston Road, TORQUAY VIC 3228
Website: Salvation Army Torquay
Phone: (03) 4241 3100

Christmas Breakfast – Docklands

10:00am - 11:30am
25 December 2021
Note: Must call to make a booking.
Venue: Cargo Restaurant in the Docklands
Address: 55A Newquay Promenade, DOCKLANDS VIC 3008 
Website: Salvation Army Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9653 3299

Christmas Day Meal- Corio

11:30am - 1:30pm
25 December 2021
Note: Hot Christmas lunch. Booking required from 1 December to 15 December. Call Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.
Venue: Northside Geelong Community Centre
Address: 92 Cox Road, CORIO VIC 3214
Website: Salvation Army Northside Geelong Community Centre
Phone: (03) 5275 7771

Ferntree Gully Christmas Eve Lunch

Session 1: 10:15am-12:45pm Session 2: 1:30pm- 4:00pm
24 December 2021
Note: Meals are free, bookings essential via web form. Must be double vaccinated to attend.
Venue: St John the Baptist Parish Hall
Address: 19 Forest Rd, FERNTREE GULLY VIC 3156
Website:Foot Hills Care
Phone: (03) 8711 8677
URL to book: book here

Western Australia

Christmas Café Service- Swan View

19 December 2021
Note: Morning Church service for Christmas followed by a meal.
Venue: Salvation Army Swan View
Address: 371 Morrison Road, SWAN VIEW WA 6056
Website:  Salvation Army Swan View
Phone: (08) 9294 2811

Christmas Day Luncheon- Bentley

25 December 2021
Note: Numbers are limited due to sit down nature of lunch. RSVP by 20th December to secure your spot via phone.
Venue: Bentley Corps Salvation Army
Address 48 Dumond St, BENTLEY WA 6102
Website: Salvation Army Bentley Corps
Phone: 0487 001 086

Christmas Lunch in the Park – East Perth

25 December
Note: Event wristbands will be distributed to support services within the Perth City Area. Collect from nearest support agency and wear on the day for access. Event is for people in need.
Venue: Wellington Square
Address: Wellington St, Perth WA 6004
Website: Christmas Lunch in the Park
Phone: (08) 9225 0400


Christmas Celebration- Condon

12:00pm – 2:00pm
19 December 2021
Venue: Townsville Riverway Recovery Mission
Address: 49-61 Beck Drive, CONDON QLD 4815
Website: Salvation Army North Qld
Phone: (07) 4417 4600

Community Christmas Lunch – Gold Coast

11:00am – 2:00pm
25 December 2021
Note: Free Christmas lunch. If you are a guest and are in need of transport to and from the event, please call 0416 313 482 to arrange.
Venue: Labrador State School
Address: 82 Imperial Pde, LABRADOR QLD 4215
Website: Community Christmas Lunch
Phone: 0416 313 482

Redland Community Centre Community Christmas Lunch – Capalaba

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm.
21 December 2021
Note: 1-hour seatings only, one sitting per person. Booking essential via website.
Venue: Redland Community Centre
Address: 29 Loraine Street, CAPALABA QLD 4157
Website: Redland Community Centre

Greenbank Seniors Christmas Party – Greenbank

16 December 2021
Note: 10am start for coffee and cake. Register via website.
Venue: Pub Lane Tavern
Address: Pub Lane Restaurant GREENBANK QLD 4124
Website:  Greenbank Seniors Christmas Party

Seniors Christmas Party – Pimpama

14 December 2021
Note: Free event with optional $10 kris kringle. Must register for ticket via website or phone.
Venue: Pimpama Tavern
Address: 102 Pimpama Jacobs Well Road PIMPAMA, QLD 4209
Website: Seniors Christmas Party
Phone: 0439 661 338

Christmas BBQ - Georgetown

8 December 2021
Note: Free event with BBQ provided. BYO seating.
Venue: Gregg Bethel Memorial Oval
Address: Hayman Street, GEORGETOWN, QLD 4871
Website:  Christmas BBQ
Phone: (07) 4079 9090

New South Wales

Christmas Party- Surry Hills

Breakfast 9:30am
Lunch 12pm
22 December 2021
Note: BBQ Breakfast at 9:30am and Lunch from 12pm
Venue: Sydney Street Level Mission
Address: 339 Crown St, SURRY HILLS NSW 2010
Website: Salvation Army Sydney Street
Phone: (02) 9360 1321

Christmas Day Luncheon- Bankstown

25 December 2021
Note: A packed lunch available on Christmas Day
Venue: The Salvation Army Bankstown Community Church & Community Centre
Address: 42 Raymond Street, BANKSTOWN NSW 2200
Website: Salvation Army Bankstown
Phone: (02) 9790 6672

Community Christmas Lunch - Leeton

3 December 2021
Note: Community Lunch with Christmas activities.
Venue: Leeton Corps
Address: 2B maple st, LEETON NSW 2705
Website: Salvation Army Leeton Corps
Phone: (02) 6953 6929

Community Christmas Lunch - Waterloo

21 December 2021
Note: Call to book.
Venue: Salvation Army Waterloo
Address: Cnr Cope and Philip St, WATERLOO NSW 2017
Website:  Salvation Army Waterloo
Phone: (02) 9698 3586

Community Christmas Drive Through- Bowral

23 December 2021
Note: Christmas drive through collection of frozen Christmas Dinner, decorations, food hampers and gifts. Booking essential via link.
Venue: Southern Highlands Christian School
Address: SHCS 22 Boardman Road South, Cnr Boardman/Kangaloon Roads, Bowral New South Wales 2576
Phone: 0499 197 522
Booking URL: Event Booking

Northern Territory

Christmas Day Luncheon- Alice Springs

25 December 2021
Note: A picnic lunch served after church service. Enjoy dine-in or takeaway. Call to book.
Venue: Salvation Army Alice Springs
Address: Cnr Hartley Street and Stuart Terrace, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871
Website: Salvation Army Alice Springs
Phone: (08) 8951 0200

Multicultural Christmas Celebration- Malak

19 December 2021
Note: Free event with free food and activities for the community. Focus on multiculturalism for people who are far from their families during the holiday season. Dress code: gold, red, green Christmas code.
Venue: Harmony Hall
Address: 44 Patterson Street, MALAK, NT 0812
Website:  Harmony Hall

Australian Capital Territory

Community BBQ and Carols- Sculling

12:30pm – 1:45pm (BBQ)
2:00pm (Carols)
19 December 2021
Note: Christmas BBQ outdoors followed by Community Carols Service at 2pm.
Venue: Belconnen Salvation Army
Address: 61 McIntosh Street, SCULLIN ACT 2614
Website: Salvation Army Belconnen
Phone: (02) 6254 8901

St. Johns Free Christmas Day Lunch- Reid

25 December 2021
Note: Free lunch for those who spend Christmas Day alone.
Venue: St John’s Anglican Church
Address: 45 Constitution Avenue, REID ACT 2612
Website: St. Johns
Phone: (02) 6248 8399


Community Christmas 2021 - Launceston City

11:00am – 2:00pm
25 December 2021
Note: Traditional Christmas Lunch with activities and entertainment. Free event. Take home packs available for those who cannot physically attend or if all tickets are taken.
Venue: Albert Hall
Address: 47 Tamar Street Launceston, TAS 7250 community
Website: Launceston Community Christmas
Phone: (03) 6323 7500
Ticket Registration: Event Booking

Christmas Lunch - Hobart

10:00am-11:00am (Collect pre-packaged meals)
12:00pm- 1:00pm (Sit down meal)
25 December 2021
Note: Register interest via online form. If sit down registration is exhausted organisers will be in contact with you to offer pre-packaged options.
Venue: Hellenic Hall
Address: 67 Federal Street North Hobart TAS 7000
Website: Christmas Lunch in the Park
Phone: 1800 265 669
Ticket Registration: Event Booking

Community Christmas Lunch – Smithton

12:00pm – 2:30pm
25 December 2021
Note: Gold coin to attend lunch. Transport can be arranged for those in need. Registration is essential to attend.
Venue: Smithton Recreation Centre
Address: 72-98 Nelson St, Smithton TAS 7330
Website: Circular Head Christmas Lunch
Phone: 0428 542 374
Event Registration: Event Booking

South Australia

Clarendon Community Christmas - Clarendon

19 December 2021
Note: Free Christmas community event
Venue: Riverbend Reserve
Address: LOT 102 Nicolle Rd, Clarendon SA 5157
Website: Clarendon Community Christmas Facebook

Clergy Women Christmas Lunch - Adelaide

12:00pm – 1:30pm
8 December 2021
Venue: Gilbert Street Hotel
Address: 88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Website: Clergy Women Christmas Lunch

A Christmas Event for Children and their Families- Semaphore

24 December 2021
Note: DIY Craft, nativity stories, Christmas carols and Christmas treats. Free event. Register attendance via event link.
Venue: St Bede’s Anglican Church
Address: 200 Military Road, Semaphore, SA 5019
Website:  St Bede's Semaphore
Phone: 0457 501 397
Event Registration: Event Booking

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