Help provided by charities and other organisations

There are multiple agencies and charities that offer emergency housing and accommodation services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army can help find you a place to sleep, eat, shower, as well as provide access to support services. Their options include:

  • emergency and crisis accommodation
  • temporary or transitional accommodation or lodgings
  • long-term accommodation or community housing

Learn more about housing and homelessness support at the Salvation Army.

Australian Red Cross

Through caseworkers, the Red Cross operates a range of housing and food programs for specific groups, including: 

  • the elderly
  • youth at risk of sleeping rough
  • people experiencing mental health issues 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Wesley Mission

The Wesley Mission is a faith-based organisation providing a range of support services to families, children and the elderly, and particularly those struggling with homelessness.

Learn more about the Wesley Mission's:

Uniting Care 

Uniting Care is a faith-based organisation providing secure and safe housing. Its homelessness and crisis accommodation services are location-based, and include:


Dignity is a not-for-profit that offers emergency guest accommodation and other housing services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You can learn more about Dignity or call them on 1300 332 334.

Dignity also provides lifestyle support programs, including:

  • a food relief service that stocks the kitchens of those at risk of homelessness, as well as provide home-cooked meals
  • new and replacement clothing through its partner, Thread Together