The Mackay-based homelessness organisation with huge heart


Breakfast & lunch is provided daily from Chances Op Shop (7 Victoria St, Mackay). 
Non-perishable weekend/evening packs are also given out. It's so much more than just a meal.

connection & support

Assessments, referrals, application/appointment assistance. 
A safe, inclusive space to relax and have positive social interactions whilst charging phones and electronics

essential items

Clothing, shoes, backpacks, swags/sleeping bags, insect spray, toiletries, torches, tarps, utensils & more given out daily.
We even offer pet food and water.


First aid, medical appointment assistance & coordination, hospital/GP transport, script payment/collection for essential medications. Connection to mental health or AOD services.

"This place has saved my life so many times. I don't know where I would be without Chances (Op Shop) and the staff. It's sometimes the only place I feel welcomed and loved." 
- Client, Mackay

"I am so grateful for the help you have given me. It has made a difference and I will never forget your kindness" 
- Sharna, Mackay

Please assist us to continue providing these vital services

As a non-government funded organisation, we rely heavily on your support to continue offering these essential services. We are the only daily homelessness food service in Mackay and provide much more than 'just a meal'.

Ways to support us ...

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Donate an item

From a meal to a night in a motel - there are plenty of options to suit any budget. All donated items are distributed to people right here in Mackay. 

Be a charity champion

Become a Charity Champion and donate $12 per week to assist us to continue our homelessness services.

visit our op shop

Situated at 7 Victoria Street, Mackay. Open Mon to Fri from 8.30am to 3pm (closes at 1pm on Fridays). 
Volunteer, shop or donate.

Corporate Sponsorship

Our amazing corporate sponsors are the backbone to our organisation. Sponsorship comes with great perks.