Our office will be closed for the Christmas period from the 23rd December 2020 and then will reopen on the 11th January 2020.

In the meantime if you have any urgent issues please make contact with Work & Income directly. They can be contacted over their freephone number 0800 559 009.
We will work to assist in addressing your queries and issues as soon as possible once we reopen.
                                                                            We wish you all a happy and safe holiday period!



Our staff are currently working in the office. This means our drop in service has resumed. However, it is still best to contact us before coming to make sure somebody will be in the office and to ensure somebody is able to see you.  We are also able to address your queries and issues over the phone, by email, through Facebook and by appointment.


Please follow the following guidelines to keep safe and well in these challenging times:
• If you’re unwell, stay home.
• Following the physical distancing guidelines
• Sanitise your hands upon entering Christchurch Community House. 
• Prior to your scheduled appointment at BAS please sign in using the register at the entrance of Christchurch Community House. This register will only be used to assist in the event contact tracing is required.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time, and wish to keep everyone as safe as possible. Any further updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.


If you are wishing to seek any guidance on the COVID-19 situation we would recommend referring to the Ministry of Health website, or calling Healthline on 0800 358 545.


Contact us on:

Phone: (03) 379 8787 

Cellphone: 028 415 5942


Find us at:

Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam St, Christchurch Central 8011

Office Hours:

9.30 am — 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday

9:30 am −2.00 pm Friday

Funding and Administrative Contact:

Tavia Moore


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