Are you experiencing homelessness?

Homelessness Australia does not provide or manage accommodation or perform direct client services.

There are various services available for people at risk or, or experiencing, homelessness, in all areas of Australia. State, Territory and local Governments, as well as many community sector organisations, operate telephone services which are a good first point of information and referral. Please click on your state or territory below to see services available.

Domestic and Family Violence

IMPORTANT: If it is an emergency - if anyone is in immediate danger - please call 000 now.

1800Respect is Australia's national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.

www.1800respect.org.au Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 737 732

ACT

First Point is the central intake service for homelessness in the ACT. First Point provides one free call once, to quickly and easily connect people to the best available supports. First Point keeps an up-to-the-minute register of vacancies in the ACT and provides crisis assessment and placement.

http://firstpoint.org.au  Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm and Sat 10am – 1 pm. Phone: 1800 176 468

Also try this website for various other services: http://www.contactcanberra.org.au/content/view/34/32/

NSW

Domestic Violence Helpline Anyone experiencing domestic violence, anywhere in NSW, can call the Domestic Violence Help Line toll free. The Domestic Violence Help Line can arrange emergency accommodation and negotiate with other government departments, such as Health or Housing, to find additional support services for people who need them due to domestic violence. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 656 463

Link2Home provides information, conducts assessments, as well as makes referrals to homelessness services across NSW.
Link2home is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year on 1800 152 152.

The service is for people who are homeless or who are worried they will become homeless, as well as for advocates acting on a person's behalf.

link2home

VIC

Opening Doors 24-hour statewide toll free number on 1800 825 955 to speak with a housing and support worker. The 1800 number will direct your call to a service closest to you, or if the call is outside business hours, it will be directed to Salvation Army Crisis Services.

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

Services include:

  • 24/7 family response line
  • risk assessment
  • emergency accommodation
  • safety planning
  • support
  • information
  • advocacy
  • referral

Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 015 188.

QLD

Domestic Violence Telephone Service
Provides support, information, advocacy, telephone counselling, referrals and importantly, the statewide coordination of emergency refuge and shelter placements across Queensland.
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week Phone. 1800 811 811 or TTY: 1800 812-225

Homeless Hotline (HPIQ)
This is a phone information and referral service for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Can they help me?

  • single people aged over 16
  • mothers with children
  • fathers with children
  • families
  • couples
  • those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 47 47 53 (1800 HPIQLD) or TTY 1800 010 222

www.qld.gov.au/homelesshotline

WA

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline
Telephone support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence.  Can help you if you want to find a refuge or a safe place to stay or if you just need to talk to someone who will understand how the abuse affects you and your children.
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: (08) 9223 1188 or STD 1800 007 339.

Salvo Care Line
For people experiencing a crisis, enabling them to gain access to a network of services including:

  • referral to emergency accommodation;
  • telephone counselling; and
  • information and referral for other material needs.

Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: (08) 9442 5777

Discover your affordable housing options: http://www.affordablehousing.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

SA

The following services can assess your situation and can help by providing:

  • referrals to the appropriate support services in your area;
  • information, advice and support;
  • crisis accommodation;
  • supportive housing;
  • transitional accommodation;
  • Confidential counselling.

Homelessness Gateway: 1800 003 308
Youth Gateway: Trace-A-Place (young people 15 - 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless), 1800 807 364
Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway: 1800 800 098
All available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (free call from landline phones)

South Australian services provider directory click here

NT

Shelter Me is a directory of homeless services for homeless "Territorians" and contains a comprehensive guide to services in all areas of the NT http://www.shelterme.org.au/

Domestic Violence Crisis Line
General and domestic violence crisis counselling (24hr)
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone 1800 019 116

TAS

Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line
Offers information and referral to the full range of response, counselling, information and other support services.
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 633 937.

Homeless Support Helpline
Provides immediate support, information on your options and can arrange immediate emergency accommodation.
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 800 588