Homelessness Week raises awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. Homelessness Week is a national event, with events held across Australia during the first full week in August.
This year, Homelessness Week will be held from Monday 1st- Sunday 7th of August 2022.
The need to reduce and eliminate homelessness in Tasmania has never been more urgent:
Shelter Tas op-ed article, It’s time to end homelessness in Tasmania
Events will be held right across Tasmania throughout Homelessness Week. Information will be added as events are announced, but you can stay up to date with what’s happening in Homelessness Week (and the housing and homelessness sector) by subscribing to Shelter Tas’ eNews.
Make sure you lend your support to the Everybody’s Home Campaign petition this Homelessness Week, calling on Treasurer Jim Chalmers to invest in social housing and an increase in Commonwealth Rent Assistance. Go to the Everybody’s Home website or view the listing in the events calendar below.
We have created a number of resources to help you plan and promote your event. Please contact the Shelter Tas Team to access the #HW2022 resources which include:
- A4 poster template: horizontal
- A4 poster templates: vertical
- Email signature banner
- Social media tile: option 1 or option 2
With such a varied calendar of events in Homelessness Week throughout Tasmania, not all are suitable for media coverage. Please contact the event organiser for details.
Host an event
Hosting an event during Homelessness Week is a great way to raise awareness and connections within your community. You can also use it to build political influence to achieve change – for example by visiting your local MP or inviting them to attend your event.
If your organisation is holding an event for Homelessness Week in Tasmania and you would like to be included in the events calendar, please contact us.
#HW2022 Welcome Address
Homelessness Week 2022 official welcome by the Hon Guy Barnett, Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing:
Homelessness Week Events Calendar
As part of Homelessness Week, Centacare Evolve Housing and St Joseph Affordable Homes are seeking support from your school, councils and libraries to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, create an understanding of support services and community housing, and inspire action needed to achieve enduring solutions. We are asking students to decorate houses printed on card or create a big ...Find out more »
Housing Connect will be holding private information sessions for college students, presenting interactive sessions to senior students to discuss homelessness across the north and northwest area. Contact Anglicare North West for more information.Find out more »
Throughout August Glenorchy City Council will be working with Glenorchy Library to collect dry and tinned food for people who are experiencing homelessness, as well as items for their pets. Drop off your donations to Glenorchy Library and they will be distributed via Salvos Glenorchy. A Homelessness Week launch event will also take place at Genorchy Library, details to come. ...Find out more »
Let’s light up Tasmania purple to raise awareness during Homelessness Week! This year, Homelessness Week includes a wide range of activities and events, including purple lights – the colour of homelessness awareness – for the first time. Keep a look out around Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Ulverstone, as public buildings and landmarks will be illuminated purple all week to give visibility ...Find out more »
Everybody's Home is the national campaign to fix Australia's housing crisis. This Homelessness Week, Everybody's Home is launching a petition calling on Treasurer Jim Chalmers to invest in social housing and an increase in Commonwealth Rent Assistance. Lend your support to this important campaign, by heading over to the Everybody's home website to sign the petition.Find out more »
Colony 47 is inviting you to take part in their annual Hats for Homelessness event, a fun and simple way to raise awareness of and facilitate conversations about homelessness in Tasmania, while also raising funds for the work of Colony 47 in youth housing initiatives. Homelessness Week raises awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action ...Find out more »
You are invited join CatholicCare Tasmania Housing Connect Support and other services in the housing sector for a morning tea to mark Homelessness Week 2022. The event will include information on: • Current statistics and demographics of homelessness • How tenants experiencing difficulties are supported • Information about CatholicCare Housing Connect Support • Referral process for how your tenants can be ...Find out more »
Homelessness Australia is launching Homelessness Week 2022 with a special event on Monday 1 August, from midday. Hear from the new Minister for Housing and Homelessness, The Hon Julie Collins MP, plus an expert panel discussion facilitated by Homelessness Australia Chair, Jenny Smith. Speakers include: Frances Crimmins (YWCA Canberra) Dr Catherine Robinson (University of Tasmania) Darren Smith (Aboriginal Housing Victoria) ...Find out more »
Hobart Library is launching a new knitting group during Homelessness Week this year. Anyone can join the weekly Monday sessions from 12 – 2pm - bring your own projects or knit squares that will be made into blankets and donated to the Hobart Women’s Shelter. Hobart Library have yarn, hooks and needles available, and there will be friendly faces to ...Find out more »
The City of Hobart Housing with Dignity Reference Group presents 'I am Somebody'. This is the project's third iteration, which shares the diverse reality of homelessness through interview and image. The personal and moving videos in this year’s collection highlight the strength and resilience of local people who have experienced or who still are experiencing homelessness. Back for Homelessness Week ...Find out more »
St Vincent de Paul are holding a breakfast on Tuesday August 2nd from 7:30am-8:30am to raise awareness of homelessness in Hobart: Guest speakers will talk briefly of homelessness in Hobart the cost of living game will be set up for people to participate in, this allows participants to understand how far their money will go on a small wage Tents ...Find out more »
Give Me Shelter - recently commissioned by Housing All Australians - is an economic report into the long-term costs of underproviding public, social and affordable housing. It shows the cost to Australian taxpayers will reach $25 billion annually by 2051 (in 2021 dollars) if nothing is done to address Australia's chronic housing shortage, and that the cost-benefit ratio of investing ...Find out more »
The Employability Expo intends to raise awareness around the significant influence employment has on reducing repeat homelessness, and to encourage other employers to sign up to hire residents from Bethlehem House, and more broadly to become inclusive employers in our community. On the day, we will provide information from multiple sources to address the barriers for employers around hiring people ...Find out more »
Support homelessness awareness in the Derwent Valley! The Salvation Army are holding a sausage sizzle at the Derwent Valley Racecourse (Kensington St, New Norfolk) on Wednesday the 3rd of August to support local residents and highlight homelessness issues in the area.Find out more »
As part of national Homelessness Week, the Launceston Benevolent Society invites you to a screening of the Australian film Some Happy Day (MA15+), to promote awareness of the experience of homelessness in Launceston. Some Happy Day is a story about Tina, a homeless woman in desperate search of a better life, who meets Frances, a social worker with troubles of ...Find out more »
Starting at City Park Rotunda at 10:30am on Thursday 4th August, and finishing at Royal Park - with City Mission Snag Chat Van, Salvation Army Street Beat Van and Vinnies Van. There will be free sausages, soup and coffee available.Find out more »
Join us for a Screening of I am Somebody - a multimedia art project that captures the stories of people who have, or are, experiencing homelessness. It honours the unique stories of community members and tells of the impacts living without a home has had on all aspects of their lives. You can also learn more about the Peace Education ...Find out more »
Organised by Clarence City Council, Off the Couch will focus on young people and homelessness, housing stress and precarity. The event name Off the Couch ties in with couch surfing, which we know is a major form of homelessness for young people. There will be food, hot drinks, music, outreach vans from various homelessness organisations (Loui’s Van, Salvos outreach), as well ...Find out more »
Wintringham provides dignified, affordable high quality care and accommodation to elderly men and women who are financially disadvantaged, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This Homelessness Week, they will host a morning tea for residents on Friday 5th August. This is a private event.Find out more »
A home built through donated and in-kind support and sold to raise money to fund Build Up Tassie to improve employment and life outcomes for young Tasmanians. What is the Charity House Project? St Joseph Affordable Homes will build a 4 bedroom home in Herdsmans Cove, on land gifted by the Tasmanian State Government, which will be publicly auctioned. All ...Find out more »
Have you ever felt you didn’t understand homelessness, or wanted to help but weren’t sure how? Hobart City Mission is inviting you to visit the Safe Night Space shelter to find out more about homelessness in your community and what you can do to help fix it. As part of Homelessness Week 2022, Safe Night Space will open its doors ...Find out more »
This project invites members of the public to drop into the café at Bunnings Glenorchy and chat with Anglicare Housing workers and current Anglicare tenants about their housing and homelessness experiences. Anglicare staff will be raising awareness around the issue of housing and homelessness, as well as sharing information about supports that can be provided. Merchandise and snacks will also ...Find out more »
Youth, Family and Community Connections (YFCC) is a not-for-profit, community organisation that provides a range of services to young people, families and individuals in communities across the North West Coast and West Coast of Tasmania. As part of Homelessness Week 2022, YFCC will be holding a luncheon at The Argosy Motor Inn in Devonport on Friday 5th August. The aim ...Find out more »
**POSTPONED DUE TO COVID** Please join us for a warming meal and find out more about Vinnies Loui’s Van and the wonderful work they do in our community. There will also be a screening of two short films from three inspiring people who have stepped forward to share their lived experience of homelessness. Click here to book your free ticket. ...Find out more »
Uncertainty – not knowing where you are going to sleep for the night; not knowing where your next meal will come from… compared with the minor discomfort of not knowing where you are going to attend this event and what the conditions will be like!? Please join us for a screening of I am Somebody. I am Somebody is a ...Find out more »