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North Sydney Women's Benevolent Association Ltd trading as Mary's House

Mary's House



A shelter in the Lower North Shore of Sydney supporting women and their children who need help because of domestic violence.

Office address:
Mary's House
40 Merrenburn Ave
Naremburn NSW 2065
ABN: 43 606 187 839




After Marys House

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Riverview morning tea

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To book: https://www.trybooking.com/265770

Raffle prizes:

  • Tahitian black pearl, 9.5 mm set in 18K white gold – courtesy of the Costello family 


  • $300 travel gift voucher courtesy of Mary Rossi Travel
  • Flowers of your choice to the value of $250.00 courtesy of Sweet Violets Florist, Lindfield
  • Signed original photograph courtesy of Riverview’s Father Jack McLain SJ
  • Zjoosh gift pack
  • Facial/Body treatments to the value of $200.00 courtesy of Body by Design, Lane Cove
  • Perfumes including Chloe’s Love and Calvin Klein’s Euphoria
  • Yoga - Namaste at Northbridge and Riverview Boathouse vouchers
  • Wellness Clinic voucher courtesy of LifeSource, North Sydney
  • Hand baked “Mary’s House” cake courtesy of Mary Gualtieri
  • Young Man designer t-shirt pack (needs packaging)
  • Pancake and party pack (needs packaging)
  • Home pamper pack (needs packaging)
  • Home relish hamper
  • Basket of beaut books

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Mary's House aims to send occasional updates (approximately once every few months) on our progress via an email delivered to your inbox.  Click here to subscribe to the Mary’s House e-newsletter.  You can unsubscribe at any time.




Donations can be made online

Donate online

 or via the Pledge and Donation form


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Scam alert

Mary's House has received notification that a collector is knocking on houses in the Gosford area fraudulently collecting on behalf of Mary's House.

The scammer has a copy of the Mary's House pledge and donation form and is offering a $50 Coles and Myer gift card for a donation of $20 or more.

Upon checking the card online it wasn't active (had no funds loaded). The receipt issued was from an ordinary receipt book with Mary's House handwritten on it. The signature was, of course, illegible.

If you wish to make a donation to Mary's House, you can do so securely on this website.

The ABC’s of community engagement

Bruce Hambret, Anne-Marie Allgrove, David Walter, Emma Rossi and Chris Freeland

A is for Attorney

The legal profession has been supportive of Mary’s House since it’s inception, and we were delighted Mary’s House was invited to present to law firm Baker McKenzie for International Women’s Day on March 8.

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Random acts of kindness - Mary's House

Leaving Mary's House

Donations from Sydney North Random Acts of Kindness, Mummies Paying it Forward and St Vincent de Paul help the women get established after leaving Mary’s House.

We often get asked ‘What happens to the women when they leave Mary’s House?’

Our answers vary depending on a woman’s circumstances.

One moved in with her mother, another was able to move back home. And another, perhaps the most frequent occurrence, is to move to transitional housing.

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No more volunteers please

Due to the amazing and enthusiastic response from our community we are not seeking more volunteers.

This situation may change over time but for now we have reached capacity. Thank you.



Help Line

Help Line

If you are experiencing a difficult situation and need help, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line
Toll free: 1800 65 64 63
TTY: 1800 67 14 42
Statewide service
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Translators available