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Below is a list of options for accommodation, including refuges and safe houses, emergency housing, men’s and women’s shelters, and rent assistance. Additionally, the services directory lists local low cost and alternative accommodation options.

Since April 2019, new tenancy laws have been introduced that allow the termination of a lease within 7 days on the ground of domestic violence

If you cannot find local accommodation support services for your area, you can find state and national accommodation service providers at the bottom of this page, including those offering safe accommodation, rental assistance and tenancy advice.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Accommodation Service

KBYAS offers a 24-hour service to young people aged 15-24 years and their families, in order to provide:

  • Emergency, overnight and short-term supported accommodation for up to 3 months for homeless young people and youth at risk.
  • Regular and ongoing support to young people and families.
  • An opportunity to learn independent living skills and self-development..
  • An environment that is conducive to change.
  • Information and referral service to young people and their families.
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Find alternative accommodation in Kalgoorlie

To find alternative accommodation in Kalgoorlie visit the Kalgoorlie Tourism website.

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Department for Child Protection and Family Support – Kalgoorlie

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families. Contact them for assistance to access emergency accommodation.

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Bega Garnbirringu Health Service – Rough Sleeper Outreach Program

Bega Garnbirringu Health Service work intensively with those who are homeless and sleeping rough to gain an alternative means of accommodation, obtain housing or return to their community.

Outcomes-Based Intensive Support to Singles, Couples & Families sleeping rough are provided.

This is a NPA (National Partnership Agreement) Initiative funded program.

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Trilby Cooper Hostel

Aboriginal Hostels Limited operates 47 hostels Australia-wide to provide accommodation for Indigenous people who need to be away from home for a range of reasons. The hostels are safe, comfortable, affordable and offer three meals each day during your stay.

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Salvation Army Kalgoorlie-Boulder – Community Support Services – Emergency Accommodation

Crisis and supported accommodation for those in crisis.

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Goldfields Women’s Refuge Kalgoorlie – Finlayson House

Provides short term crisis and refuge accommodation for women, with or without children under the age of 14 years, experiencing or at risk of homelessness due to family or domestic violence or other forms of crisis.

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Bega Garnbirringu Health Service – Aboriginal Homeless Fringe Dweller Support Services

Provides breakfast to those who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness as well as assesses basic human needs (medical, advocacy, referral etc)

Breakfast is served at 7.00-8.00am at the Shelter and visits to the local camps at around 8:30am

This service aims to assist those who are homeless to obtain and maintain housing or seek alternative accommodation. As well as assist our existing Bega client’s at risk of eviction to keep their home.
We also provide regular outreach and support to clients being on case management.

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Anglicare WA – Kalgoorlie Accommodation Support Service

The Kalgoorlie Accommodation Support Service provides access to Department of Housing accommodation for a period of 12 months to women with or without children, who are homeless or escaping family domestic violence. The service is for single women, with or without children, who are victims of domestic violence and, as a result, are either homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. People who use this service must be a permanent resident of Australia.

An Anglicare WA housing support worker will visit regularly and have phone contact with residents to develop a support plan with them with the aim of getting into long term housing. This includes assistance in gaining referrals to useful organisations, financials strategies and education and training opportunities.

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State and National Accommodation Services Services

Homeless Advisory Service

The Homeless Advisory Service provides information to primary and secondary homeless people that will assist them to seek their own accommodation.
 
The Advisory Service also takes calls from people who have shelter but do not have their own tenancy or lodgings.  In these cases the Homeless Advisory Service encourages clients to obtain bond assistance and to seek private rental accommodation.  Clients are given information about public and community rental housing through the Department of Housing and how they can apply for priority assistance.
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WAConnect

WAConnect is a free directory for service providers, and people looking for assistance. Users can search for food relief, financial counsellors, and emergency accommodation, among other services, and get a list of services that can provide assistance in the location that is convenient.
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Pets in Crisis

The Pets in Crisis program is a free service providing a temporary home for pets whose owners are experiencing immediate family and domestic violence. Pets are placed in a loving foster home while their owner seeks refuge or temporary accommodation of their own.
The service is available via a referral from a caseworker only. Pets in Crisis is open to all domestic pets, including cats, dogs and pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, etc.) for up to three months.
The scheme is not for emergency situations and the Pets in Crisis team is only available during normal business hours.
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Crisis Care Helpline

Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Call the Crisis Care Helpline when:

  • You need someone to help sort out a serious problem.
  • You are concerned about the wellbeing of a child.
  • You are escaping domestic violence and need help.
  • You are homeless.
If you have concerns about a child’s wellbeing, please contact the Central Intake Team on 1800 273 889 or email cpduty@cpfs.wa.gov.au
Translating and interpreting services available on 13 14 50
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Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:

  • Phone counselling
  • Information and advice
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services, and safe accommodation if required
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence
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Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. The service can provide:

  • telephone counselling
  • information and referral to ongoing face to face services if required

Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence

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Entry Point Perth

Entrypoint Perth is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia to access accommodation and support options. For individuals and families based in regional Western Australia, they can:

  • provide information on accommodation and support options to assist people to seek their own accommodation
  • assess individual circumstances of people and families experiencing domestic violence and, if eligible, provide formal referrals to crisis accommodation and support options
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