St. John’s Crisis Centre is located at 36 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, providing meals and support to the homeless and those in need, in and around Surfers Paradise.

St. John’s Drop-In Centre is open for Lunch Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Drop-In Centre provides a hot meal at these times, with takeaway sandwiches and fruit for an evening meal. 

Bathroom facilities are provided and clients can wash and dry their clothing and have a hot shower between 9.00am to 12.00pm.

We offer a safe environment in which clients can access various organisations for help. We have the HHOT Team (Homeless Health Outreach Team), Centrelink, Gold Coast Homeless Hub, Gold Coast Youth Service, Orange Sky, Hair Dressers, Dental Appointments and Narcotics Anonymous who meet once a week on our premises.

Our Welfare Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 11.00am. 

We assist people in emergency or crisis situations.

We can provide emergency relief, clothing, food and basic household items, as well as a caring ear to talk to without judgement. In extreme hardship we provide limited contribution towards school costs, and Queensland Birth Certificates, and cheques are made out to companies or schools only.

Clients need to bring a Centrelink or Health Care card to be assisted.

Unfortunately, we do not have emergency accommodation. For more assistance contact:

  • The Gold Coast Homelessness Hub on 07 5579 6060
  • 7 Care Connect – Click here to access
  • Gold Coast Housing Service Centre Robina – 07/56458100
  • Cornerstone Homelessness Support Service – 07/55525400 
  • The Homelessness Hotline on 1800 474 753