Homelessness Resource Guides for Bega NSW

Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. It is the economic centre for the Bega Valley.

One claim is that place name Bega is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning “big camping ground”. Another claim is that it is a corruption of the Aboriginal word “Bika” meaning “beautiful”.

The Bega Valley Shire is located at the south-eastern extremity of New South Wales and has been identified as the regional centre plus the three main towns; Merimbula, Eden and Bermagui.  There are also a number of villages and locations which provide services for the local community.

The Shire’s coastal fringe extends from Wallaga Lake in the north to Cape Howe and the Victorian border in the south.

Collectively this 225 kilometre section of coastline forms the beautiful Sapphire Coast.

Approximately 73 percent of the Shire’s 6,280 square kilometres are protected National Park or State Forest.

The Shire has a relatively small population of approximately 33,133 people (2006 census data).

The Shire has one identified regional centre, Bega and three main towns; Merimbula, Eden and Bermagui.  There are also a number of villages and locations which provide services for the local community.



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For further information please contact us at Southern Cross Community Housing, or Tel 02 4421 5145.

Emergency Contact Numbers



Bega 02 6492 9999
Tathra 02 6494 1911
Merimbula 02 6495 1366



Bega District 02 6492 9111
Pambula District 02 6495 8200

National Hotlines / Helplines (24hrs)

Lifeline 131 114
Suicide Prevention Line 1300 659 467
Kids / Youth Helpline 1800 551 800
Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 656 463
Link2Home 1800 152 152
Parent Line 1300 130 052
Victims Support Line 1800 633 063
Life Goes On 1300 364 673
Alcohol & Drug Information Service 1800 422 599
Crisis Pregnancy Counselling 1300 737 732
Gambling Help 1800 858 858
Cannabis Information & Helpline (2-11pm) 1800 304 050
Dept. of Human Services-Centrelink 136 240
Men’s Referral Line 1300 766 491