National Homelessness Week 1-7 August 20224 August 2022
National Homelessness Week runs until Sunday 7 August and aims to raise awareness about the current impact of homelessness across Australia through local and community events.
According to the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census, there were more than 116,000 people experiencing homelessness in Australia.
Being homeless can mean more than not having a roof over your head—there is not just one typical experience. Homelessness can be defined in many different ways, and extends across many cohorts of people, including people living in crisis accommodation, rough sleeping, those in temporary housing as well as people living in overcrowded housing.
Every Australian deserves to have a home.
Find out more:
Visit the Homelessness Australia website to find out how you can get involved and to learn more about what it means to be homeless and how to prevent it.