Homelessness Week 2022

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.

Go directly to the events calendar.

 

The need to reduce and eliminate homelessness in Tasmania has never been more urgent:

Homelessness Week 2022: The Facts

AIHW: On Any Given Day Across Tasmania 2021

AIHW: Tasmanian Specialist Homelessness Services 2020-21

Shelter Tas op-ed article, It’s time to end homelessness in Tasmania

 

Get involved

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.

 

Resources

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:

 

Media

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

Homes for All

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 ...

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Homelessness Week Awareness Sessions

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.

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Action August and Homelessness Week Launch

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. ...

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Glenorchy Library, 4 Terry St
Glenorchy, TAS 7010 Australia
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Light Up Tasmania Purple for Homelessness Week

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 ...

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Everybody’s Home Campaign

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.    

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Minister’s Launch Video

Our new Minister for Housing, the Hon Guy Barnett will be launching our week of activities with a Welcome to #HW2022 video. See the video above!

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Hats for Homelessness

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 ...

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Southern Tasmania, Greater Hobart, Australia
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Homelessness Week Morning Tea

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 ...

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Launceston Town Hall, Reception Room, 18-28 St John Street
Launceston, TAS
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National Homelessness Week 2022 Launch

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) ...

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Hobart Library – Knitting Group and HW Events

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 ...

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Hobart Library, 91 Murray St,
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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‘I am Somebody’ Launch and Online Exhibition

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 ...

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Vinnies Homelessness Week Breakfast

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 ...

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Webinar – Unpacking the Give Me Shelter Report

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 ...

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Bethlehem House Employability Expo

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 ...

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Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Derwent Valley Homelessness Week Event

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.

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Derwent Valley Racecourse, Kensington St
New Norfolk, TAS
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‘Some Happy Day’ Film Screening

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 ...

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Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, UTas, Newham Drive
Newnham, TAS 7248
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Walk to Raise Awareness for Homelessness Week

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.

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City Park Rotunda (start), 45-55 Tamar St
Launceston, TAS 7250 Australia
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Peace A Pizza

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 ...

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Salvation Army Glenorchy, 1/370 Main Road
Glenorchy, 7009 Australia
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Off the Couch – Clarence City Council Event

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 ...

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Rosny Skate Park, 15 Rosny Hill Rd
Rosny, TAS
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Morning Tea for Wintringham Residents

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.

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Charity House Launch

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 ...

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Mawson Place, Argyle St
Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia
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Hobart City Mission’s Safe Space Open Day

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 ...

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Safe Night Space, 47 Davey St
Hobart, TAS 7000
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Anglicare Homelessness Awareness Table

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 ...

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Bunnings Glenorchy (at the café), 20 Howard Rd
Glenorchy, TAS 7010 Australia
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YFCC Homelessness Week Luncheon

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 ...

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The Argosy Motor Inn, 221 Tarleton St
East Devonport, TAS 7310 Australia
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**Loui’s Van – Foodie Friday Night** POSTPONED

**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. ...

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Glenorchy City Council rear carpark, Barry St
Glenorchy, 7009 Australia
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Uncertainty

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 ...

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