Tuesday 1st September 12:00am - Wednesday 30th September 11:59pm
Walk See Play
Wednesday 23rd September 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Council Meeting - 23 September 2020
Homelessness is an increasing issue in NSW. People are considered homeless when they are without accommodation that is safe, secure, appropriate and affordable. Homelessness can result from a range of many factors including unemployment, poverty, cultural disadvantage, ill health and particularly poor mental health.
The NSW Department of Communities and Justice have developed a Protocol for Homeless People in Public Places.
The Protocol provides a framework for interactions between Council officers, officials of participating NSW Government organisations and homeless people in public places.
The protocol is based on the following principles:
Homeless people have the same entitlement as any member of the public to:
A homeless person is not to be approached unless:
If you or someone you care about is experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness please contact the following services:
Telephone: 1800 074 922 or 9755 8000 or email
Argyle Housing (provider of social and affordable housing)
Telephone: 1300 274 953 or email
Link 2 Home (a state wide homelessness information referral service available 24 hours, 7 days a week, every day of the year)
Telephone: 1800 152 152
The Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Services (ISCTAAS)
Telephone: 4274 3475 or 1800 807 225