If You are Homeless

ASSISTANCE IN AUSTRALIA IF YOU ARE HOMELESS

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Mercy Foundation is not a direct service provider and is not able to directly assist individuals or families. It is suggested that the services noted on this page may be able to help or provide further information about other services that may be able to assist people in immediate crisis.

Remember that you should phone 000 if there is an emergency or you are seriously concerned about someone who is homeless and believe it may be an emergency for police, ambulance or fire services.

The services below are crisis services for people who are currently homeless or who may be about to become homeless. There are many more homelessness and housing services in Australia, but the services noted here may be able to offer advice, assistance and/or referral for those who are currently in crisis.

New South Wales

Domestic Violence Line
(24 hours)

Phone: 1800 656 463

Link2Home
(State wide telephone service for homelessness inquiries in NSW.)

Phone: 1800 152 152

 

Youth Accommodation Line

Phone: 02 9698 5833
(Business hours)

Recorded message of youth service vacancies:

Metro: (02) 9318 2058;
Rural: 1800 424 830

Queensland 

Domestic Violence Telephone Service
DV Connect Womensline (24 hours)

Phone. 1800 811 811

TTY: 1800 812-225
1800 811 811

Homeless Persons Information Queensland
(24 hours)

Phone: 1800 474 753 (1800 HPIQLD)

TTY: 1800 010 222

Victoria 

Safe Steps - Family Violence Response Line

(24 hours, 7 days a week)

1800 015 188

If you are homeless in Victoria and would like to speak directly to a housing and support worker here is the toll free number.

Phone: 1800 825 955

South Australia 

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
(24 hours)

Phone: 1300 782 200

Family Accommodation Information and Referral Service
(FAIRS)

Phone: 1800 003 308

Trace-a-Place
(TAP – for young people 12 -25; open till 5pm)

Phone: 1800 807 364

Crisis Care
(4pm – 9am weekdays; 24 hours on weekends)

Phone: 13 16 11

Tasmania 

Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line
(24 hours)

Phone: 1800 633 937

Homeless Support Helpline
(24 hours)

Phone: 1800 800 588

Western Australia 

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline
(24 hours)

Phone: (08) 9223 1188

Phone: 1800 007 339

Salvo Care Line
(24 hours)

Phone: (08) 9442 5777

Northern Territory 

Dawn House
(24 hours)
Crisis accommodation and support services for women with children escaping domestic violence.

Phone: (08) 8945 1388

ACT

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
(24 hours)

Ph. (02) 62 800 900

TTY (02) 6247-0893

Canberra Emergency Accommodation Service
(24 hours)

Phone: (02) 6257 2333.

Please note that this page is still under construction. If you have information about crisis services or helplines that can assist people who are homeless and would like them linked to this web page, please contact the Mercy Foundation.