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.

Share and Care Community Services – The Men’s Lodge

The Lodge is designed to provide safe secure accommodation to Homeless men from age 18+. Men accommodated in the Lodge can expect to receive assistance with a range of services including:

  • Employment opportunities,
  • Mentoring,
  • Referrals to agencies such as Drug & Alcohol,
  • Centrelink,
  • Financial Counselling,
  • Department of Housing and assistance with immediate needs such as food, housing, medical, clothing etc.

Referrals from DCP, other agencies and self referrals accepted.

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Share and Care Community Services – Jacaranda House

This program is designed to assist women and children who are homeless.

The program works with the client base towards obtaining and maintaining housing into the future.

Whilst in Jacaranda House, based in Northam, women are offered education, information and support.

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Share and Care Community Services – Hope Cottage

This program is designed to assist large families who are homeless.

The program works with the client base towards obtaining and maintaining housing into the future.

Whilst in Hope Cottage, families are offered education, information and support.

 
Share and Care provide services to the Wheatbelt.
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Share and Care Community Services – Emergency Accommodation Program

This program assists persons who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless and offers:

  • Short term crisis, hostel/hotel/motel accommodation for the homeless.
  • Information and referral to other services to assist in meeting the ongoing needs of homeless persons.
  • Assistance with part payments of bonds and/or ingoing costs

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Share and Care Community Services – Homeless Support Service

This service is designed to assist those that are threatened with losing their homes due to financial difficulties, those who are homeless and need support to obtain and maintain long term housing and those who are finding it challenging to remain in one home for any extended amount of time.
 
This service networks closely with the Department of Housing, Emergency Relief services and Financial Counsellors, Supported Housing services through Avon Youth, our Men’s Lodge and other local agencies.

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Northam Caravan Park

Northam Caravan Park offers accommodation including cabins (single, twin & family), Caravan Sites & Camping. All Cabins are self contained, include linen, a kitchenette and you own private ensuite.

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Duke’s Inn

Duke’s Inn offers luxury accommodation, with a selection of unique stables, townhouses, apartments and deluxe rooms.
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Department for Communities, Child Protection – Northam

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 and for other family supports.
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Avon Community Services – Youth Services

ACS deliver two programs throughout the Wheatbelt that are aimed at young people who are At Risk. The programs focus on the education of young people about the Effects of Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco, Social & Emotional Well-being, Sexual Education & Connection to Country & Community. ACS also offer a mentoring service for young people, delivered in a Case Management Model that offers low level support for young people needing some guidance. Avon Community Services deliver Housing Services throughout the Wheatbelt in both supported and unsupported accommodation. ACS also provide supported accommodation to young people aged 15 – 25.
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Shire of Northam

Shire of Northam has got wide range of accommondation options in Northam. For more details visit the Shire website.

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Wanslea Thrive Housing Support

Thrive helps individuals and families tackle issues that are impacting their public housing tenancy. It can help you identify and resolve issues that may impact your wellbeing and prevent you from sustaining a tenancy. Thrive is free, voluntary program. It understands your circumstances and helps you create a plan to achieve your goals. With regular home visits, you’ll receive referrals to helpful services, and develop new habits and skills that will ensure that you and your family can continue building on your successes.
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State and National Accommodation Services Services

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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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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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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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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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
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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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