Homelessness Week 2020

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 the 2nd-8th of August.

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

Homelessness Week 2020: The Facts.

AIHW: On Any Given Day Across Tasmania 2019

AIHW: Tasmanian Specialist Homelessness Serves 2018-19

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.

The Homelessness Week 2020 official welcome address by the Hon Roger Jaensch Minister for Housing will be available from Sunday 2 August at 8am.

ACTION AUGUST (1st-31st) Collection Drive Supporting Glenorchy Salvation Army & Chigwell Child and Family Centre

ACTION AUGUST is a Glenorchy City Council initiative to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, including a collection drive to support Glenorchy Salvation Army and local families. This month-long project will collect dry and tinned goods for people and their pets; and also new items for babies 0 to 5 years of age. How can I get involved? Donations of ...

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Glenorchy City Council Chambers, 374 Main Road
Glenorchy, TAS
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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 event calendar, please contact us.

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 #HW2020 resources which include:

  • Poster templates
  • Email signature banners
  • Letterhead
  • Tasmanian media contacts

Media

With such a varied calendar of events in Homelessness Week throughout Tasmania, not all are suitable for media coverage. Please contact event organiser for details.