St Johns Crisis Centre

Help us to save lives!

Surfers Paradise Anglican crisis care inc (Trading as St Johns Crisis Centre)

We help families in crisis, including people escaping domestic violence, their children, the homeless and people with mental health issues. We provide a number of services including serving over 100 meals per day.

St Johns Crisis Centre needs $1000 per day to ensure we provide services to the less fortunate. To balance our books we need around $380K per year to operate so every donation counts!

We operate with 3 full time employees and 85 volunteers – This means that most of your donated dollar gets to the people who need it.

As a registered Charity (and Deductible Gift Recipient), all donations over $2 are tax deductible, and all donors will receive a receipt from us.

You can make a donation now using your Credit Card or Paypal. Click on the “Donate” button to the right (in the sidebar). The instruction video below the button simply shows you how to donate using either your Credit Card or Paypal account.

Surfers Paradise Anglican crisis care inc (Trading as St Johns Crisis Centre)


Surfers Paradise Anglican crisis care inc (Trading as St Johns Crisis Centre)

If you prefer to make a payment direct to our bank account our details are below

St Johns Crisis Centre


BSB – 704-901

Account number – 00006840

Please use your name as a reference.

Also please complete this form so that we can send you a thank you letter and also your DEDUCTIBLE GIFT CERTIFICATE – ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Thank you for your kind donation. Every $10 donation helps us feed a homeless person for a week. We also use donations to create pathways to assist people in crisis.


Each day St. John’s provides hot meals for up to 50 people. We do this 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year and we only receive about half of our costs from the government.
click on each section below for more information on how you can assist us

Donations towards the cost of food for the Drop-In Centre, the operation of the Welfare Centre and general running costs are always welcome.

St. John’s Crisis Centre has DGR Status (Deductible Gift Recipient) and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Donors will receive a receipt.

Your small contribution can go a long way to helping us provide food for those in need.

To make a donation by Credit Card or Paypal, simply click the “Donate” button to the right (in the sidebar) or click the button below.

Surfers Paradise Anglican crisis care inc (Trading as St Johns Crisis Centre)

St. John’s offers a range of services to families in need including food, toiletries and home items. We are in constant need of food and personal items, with a list of immediate and urgently required items updated regularly on our Facebook page.

We always need a range of items including:

Rice, noodles, pasta, tinned vegetables, soups, fruit, tuna, cereals, longlife milk, sugar, coffee and tea and meals in a tin like stew, spaghetti, baked beans, sausages, etc

Toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, insect repellent toilet rolls, soap, shampoo and conditioner, razors and towels.

Shoes, socks, jeans and warm clothes for both men and women, in good condition.

Singlets, nappies and clothing in good condition.

Small household items such as saucepans, mugs, laundry powder, household cleaning items, kitchen utensils, blankets and linen.

And for those who are really struggling or for those children who have nothing for their birthday we have a Blessings Cupboard where we give gifts of toiletry packs and small toys to show that someone cares.

Donations can be made at St. John’s Drop-In Centre, 36 Hamilton Ave Surfers Paradise, Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm.

For larger donations, we can also organise to collect items. Contact us to arrange a time within opening hours.

Both Coles and Woolworths deliver to our centre. Please ensure all deliveries are mornings only (Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm) so we can ensure they are stored correctly.

You can donate non-perishable items at your local supermarket checkout using “Bin-A-Tin”. We have collection bins in a range of locations to make it easy for you to donate:

  • Coles – Australia Fair, Benowa Village, Labrador, Miami, Nerang Fair, Pacific Fair, Robina Town Centre & Runaway Bay Plaza
  • Woolworths – Pacific Fair, Robina Town Centre (North Store) & Stocklands Burleigh
  • Q Super Centre – Bin provided by Centre Management located outside Woolworths
Bin a Tin 2

This is one of the easiest ways to assist us, as you can simply pop an item in the bin when you’ve finished your grocery shopping. One or two items can make a world of difference to a struggling family.

We are currently looking to add more “Bin-A-Tin” locations and will update the website and Facebook as they become available.

This is another easy way to help us.

Both Woolworths and Coles deliver to us, and you can send a range of non-perishable goods. (Morning deliveries only please, Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm.)

We provide a range of food, toiletries and sanitary products to clients and their families. We need to constantly restock, and appreciate all the assistance you can provide.

Why not organise a delivery with some like minded friends or family members?

Last Winter we opened the Church over the very coldest nights and provided shelter for hundreds of people – including 2 young pregnant mothers.

During the winter months, along with warm food, we provide a range of items to those people in need, including blankets, warm clothing and sleeping bags. This year we are asking the community to help us with our Winter Backpack Campaign.

The following brochure contains a list of items for each backpack.

Many people use this as their shopping list purchasing an item a week in the lead up to Winter. You can download a copy here.

If you, your club, or workplace would like to participate, simply email us here or you can join the Facebook group setup by some of our contributors here.

Happy to participate, but can’t get into Surfers Paradise? Don’t worry, we have a number of volunteers this year who are happy to collect the Backpacks from you. If you’re organising a Backpack and need us to collect it from you, just email us here so we can plan a collection time closer to June.