Homelessness Week 2023

#HW2023 Welcome Address

Homelessness Week 2023 official welcome by the Hon Nic Street, Minister for Housing and Construction.

Homelessness Week raises awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.

This year Homelessness Week is from 7th to 13th August.

The national Homelessness Week theme for 2023 is ”It’s time to end homelessness”. The theme highlights the need for action to end homelessness.

Tasmania is experiencing a housing crisis. From 2016 to 2021 the rate of homelessness in Tasmania increased by 45%.

Explore the following links for more information about 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.


We have created a number of resources to help you plan and promote your event. Please contact the Shelter Tas Team to access the #HW2023 resources which include:

Host an event

Hosting an event during Homelessness Week is a great way to raise awareness and connections within your community. You can invite your local MP and advocate for the solutions your community needs to end homelessness.

Let us know about your event and we will add it to the Shelter Tas Homelessness Week calendar. This showcases the work of homelessness services statewide as we work together to end homelessness. Contact us.


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.