Homelessness Week Events Calendar 2023

Homes for All Artwork – Launch Event

Centacare Evolve Housing’s Community Wellbeing team have been working with their tenant community on an intergenerational art project, with the aim to challenge stigma around people that access their homes. The project will shine a light on the strength of tenants in social and affordable housing and the continued work done by the housing sector to address homelessness in the ...

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Street To Stage

Are you a muso with experience of homelessness or severe housing stress? Would you like to play a gig, make some industry contacts, share you music and maybe win a bit of recording time? This event is for you! Open to bands, buskers, soloists, rappers, spoken word, improv, and instrumental artists. Auditions are not required, and some musical equipment can ...

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Simple Cider, 189 Elizabeth Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Australian Italian Club’s polenta-BBQ

The AIC is organising a day to raise awareness and funds for Homelessness Week while catching up with members, family and friends to enjoy traditional polenta by the maestro Roberto Callegari. When: Sunday Ausgust 6th, from midday Where: Australian Italian Club, 77 Federal St, North Hobart Cost: Drinks from $7.50, food from $7-$10 (Italian sausages, beef sirloin, polenta, hamburgers, pasta) ...

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Australian Italian Club, 77 Federal St
North Hobart, TAS Australia
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Light Up Tasmania for Homelessness Week

Let’s light up Tasmania 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. Keep a look out around the State, as public buildings and landmarks will be illuminated purple all week to give visibility to this critical issue. Make sure to visit the ...

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The Wall of Gratitude – An Installation

The Wall of Gratitude is a montage of unsent handwritten letters from housing and homelessness support workers across the sector. CatholicCare Tasmania invited people working directly in the field of housing and homelessness to participate in a ‘letter writing’ activity.  The activity was designed as a ‘reflective’ exercise, providing an opportunity to deeply consider the value of the work they ...

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Homes for All Education Campaign

In partnership with Catholic Education, Centacare Evolve Housing will be running information sessions on homelessness and community housing in schools during July and August. They will provide a short presentation and activity to decorate little wooden and paper houses with the students. These houses will then be gathered and will be displayed at libraries, councils, events and schools during Homelessness ...

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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 organising a petition, calling on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to ensure the Government's 10-year National Housing and Homelessness Plan is ambitious and backed by the commitment and resources needed to end homelessness for good. Lend your support to this important campaign, by heading ...

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Hobart Women’s Shelter Buy A Brick Campaign

Hobart Women's Shelter is running an ongoing campaign to fund the building of 25 new permanent homes by 2024 for women and children facing homelessness. These homes will add to their existing 25 emergency housing units - 50 homes for 50 years of service. Go to the HWS website for more information and to donate - www.hobartws.org.au/buy-a-brick-campaign

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Hobart Women’s Shelter, Hobart, TAS Australia
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Minister’s Launch Video

Thanks to the Hon Nic Street, Minister for Housing and Construction, for launching our week of activities with a Welcome to #HW2023 video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIyHsTYdH1Q&t=8s  

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CatholicCare Homelessness Week Morning Tea

CatholicCare Tasmania's Housing Connect Support Service is hosting a special morning tea to mark Homelessness Week 2023. This event provides an opportunity for awareness of the current issues and service responses, and guest speakers including those with lived experience of homelessness and of the Housing Connect service system. During the morning tea, attendees will be provided with information relating to: ...

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National Homelessness Week Launch + Webinar

This online event to launch Homelessness Week 2023 will include a webinar that will focus on the solutions needed to end First Nations homelessness. This event held in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria will be hosted in Parliament House Canberra with the Parliamentary Friends of Housing and Homelessness. You can join online to hear: A welcome from Josh Burns, MP Presentation ...

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Vinnies Homelessness Week Breakfast

St Vincent de Paul are holding a breakfast to raise awareness of homelessness in Hobart. There will be free hot drinks and breakfast (pizza) and the following activities: Guest speakers will talk briefly of homelessness in Hobart Play the Cost of Living game! Tents will be set up where people can donate a warm piece of clothing Swags and our ...

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Online Launch Event – Waithood: The Experiences of Applying for and Waiting for Social Housing

Homelessness NSW is excited to extend a warm invitation to members and allies for the online launch of an important piece of research on the impact of long waits for social housing – Waithood: The Experiences of Applying for and Waiting for Social Housing. This research was conducted in NSW, Tasmania and Queensland. The online event will feature a presentation ...

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Libraries Tas membership drive for people experiencing homelessness

Did you know that you don't need a home to have a library card, and we’ve removed all our late fees? Meet Library staff for a pop-up stall at Safe Space and join us for some free lunch. They can get you sorted with a new library card and show you how to access free services, including one-on-one help with ...

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Safe Space, 50 Barrack St
Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia
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Residents’ Art Exhibition and Wall of Gratitude – Wintringham

Wintringham (housing and support for older people) and CatholicCare are having an open house at Wintringham on Tuesday 8th August from 11am to 3pm. Drop in and see artwork created by Wintringham residents and the Wall of Gratitude installation. Tea and scones will be available on the day.

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Wintringham, 18 Wentworth St
Bellerive, TAS 7018 Australia
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Housing Information and Awareness Table

Anglicare Tasmania’s Southern Housing Service workers will be at Bunnings Glenorchy on the 9th of August, providing education and information about Homelessness Week and housing pathways. There will be treats to give away, so drop in between 10am and 2pm for a chat, and find out more about this important issue and how you can find help if needed.

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Bunnings, 20 Howard Rd
Glenorchy, TAS 7010 Australia
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Off the Couch

Join Clarence City Council for an afternoon of free food and activities in recognition of Homelessness Week 2023. She Shreds will bring along some boards for people to try, create interactive soundscapes with Recycle Create Play, get active with PCYC, enjoy the snacks, BBQ and drinks on offer and access information about services to support youth and those experiencing insecure ...

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Rosny Skate Park, 15 Rosny Hill Rd
Rosny, TAS
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Are Safe Spaces enough? New conversations on rough sleeping in Tasmania

With a dramatic rise in the 2021 census count of rough sleepers in Tasmania, and local street counts suggesting much higher numbers again, this event brings together researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to ask some hard questions about what responses to the changing nature of rough sleeping should look like in Tasmania. If Safe Spaces are not enough, what else is ...

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Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Walk to Raise Awareness for Homelessness Week

Vinnies are hosting a walk to raise awareness for Homelessness week on Thursday the 10th of August 2023, commencing at the City Park rotunda at 10:00am and finishing at Royal Park BBQ area where the Vinnies Van, City Mission Snag Chat Van and Salvation Army Street Beat Van will be waiting to serve participants with hot drinks, sausages and soup, ...

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City Park Rotunda (start), 45-55 Tamar St
Launceston, TAS 7250 Australia
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I Am Somebody 2023 Exhibition

The I Am Somebody 2023 Exhibition is the fourth iteration of this awareness raising project. The exhibition includes interviews and photographs of people who participated in a series of creative workshops that engaged people who have experienced homelessness in exploring how they have maintained their resilience. The exhibition will also include the artworks produced by participants during the workshops as well ...

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Waterside Pavillion, Mawson Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Ageing in a housing crisis: Older people’s housing insecurity and homelessness in Australia (online research launch)

Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) will be making a delegation to Canberra during Homelessness Week, where they will launch their report Ageing in a housing crisis: older people's housing insecurity and homelessness in Australia. With research by Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University, the report examines the housing circumstances of people aged 55 years ...

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Salvos Sleep Out

For over a decade, the Salvos Sleep Out has kept the vital Street2Home community outreach program running. With the program expanding to greater Hobart and Launceston to help meet increasing demand, we need your help to make sure the Street2Home team's work can continue! To find out more about the Street2Home program, homelessness in Tasmania, or to help raise awareness ...

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BBQ Breakfast at Glenorchy Council Chambers

During Homelessness Week, Glenorchy City Council will provide a community BBQ breakfast to acknowledge homelessness within our community. The BBQ is a chance for all community members to stop by and chat about how we can support the YIMBY campaign (Yes In My Backyard).

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Glenorchy City Council Chambers Forecourt, 374 Main Rd
Glenorchy, TAS 7010 Australia
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Hobart City Mission’s Safe Space Open Day for Businesses, School Groups and Community Services

As part of Homelessness Week 2023, Safe Night Space will open its doors on Friday 11th August for businesses, community services & school groups.  🏠 10am – 12pm: for community services providers, including housing services, and 🏫12pm – 2pm: to all local organisations, businesses and schools that are interested in learning more about Safe Space.   This open day will ...

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Safe Night Space, 47 Davey St
Hobart, TAS 7000
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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. The YFCC Homelessness Week Luncheon for 2023 will be held in partnership with Gran's Van, with Alistair Ollington (Gran's Van Co-ordinator) as guest speaker at ...

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Devonport, TAS 7310 Australia
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Hobart City Mission’s Safe Space Open Day for Public – All Welcome!

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 Safe Night Space to find out more about homelessness in your community and what you can do to help fix it.   As part of Homelessness Week 2023, Safe Night Space will open its doors to ...

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Safe Night Space, 47 Davey St
Hobart, TAS 7000
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