A meal delivered to the door
Sometimes living with ill health, a disability or depression can impact our motivation, desire or ability to cook. Often it’s the last thing we can or want to do.
Admitting we might need a little help can challenge our sense of independence. Meals providers are often told, “I wish I’d gotten meals sooner.”
Poor nutrition and/or weight loss is a common problem facing older Australians and those adapting to changed circumstances, often leading to further complications. A few decent meals a week makes a huge difference!
Who can get meals?
How much do they cost?
A three-course meal from Meals on Wheels usually ranges between $7.00 to $10.00, including delivery. This is a subsidised rate, kept low thanks to a contribution by the Federal Government.
To receive meals at a subsidised cost you need to be on a full or part disability or aged pension. Carers are often eligible too.
Services also offer meals at alternative rates for those receiving a pension.
How do I get a meal?
Find your local service and ask …
The easiest way to find out about our services is to ring your local Meals on Wheels service. They will be more than happy to explain how their particular service operates and get you started.
Majority of Meals on Wheels services across the country have their own website. Some States and Territories have central numbers, while others have a search function, which leads you to your local service via postcode, town or suburb name.