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.

Find Alternative Accommodation in Kalbarri

Commercial accommodation to suit varied budgets. Bookings are available via Kalbarri Visitors Centre.

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Desert Blue Connect – Chrysalis House

Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge provides safe and supported accommodation for women with or without children who are escaping family violence or are at risk of being homeless as a result of the crisis.

Services include:

  • Safe, secure crisis accommodation for up to three weeks
  • Development of safety plans
  • Practical and emotional assistance and support
  • Outreach support services
  • Information and advocacy
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Links to housing, income, legal and medical services
Chrysalis House also provides services for children. A child support worker works with children to reduce the harmful effects of family violence, including the availability of crèche services. Chrysalis House can accommodate children and youth up to the age of 18 years with appropriate recreation activities available.
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Bandat Horizon House

Bandat Horizon House provides stability and support for young people aged 16 to 22 years old to help them set and achieve their goals and independence. Their clients must be:
  • Homeless or at serious risk of homelessness
  • Aged 16 to 22 years old
  • Willing to work towards receiving a wage or obtaining Centrelink payments
  • Willing to contribute towards their share of rent and utilities – the cost of rent is means tested dependent on income to ensure affordability for all residents
  • Willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support, such as school, voluntary work, courses and counselling
  • Prepared to abide by the no-smoking rule
  • No current significant issues with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
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Salvation Army Crisis Accommodation Support

Supported crisis accommodation for families who are experiencing unforeseen homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Clients are assisted to access long term accommodation and appropriate support.

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Old Miner’s Cottages Bed and Breakfast

Old Miner’s Cottages provides accommodation and breakfast in Northampton. BBQ facilities and parking are available.

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Regional Alliance West – Tenancy

If you are living in a Housing Authority, or in a private rental situation, and are having problems with the tenancy, this service might be useful to you.

They can visit you in your home to talk about how to solve the problems and help you in fixing them. Workers will keep in touch with you over a few months to see how things are going.

They can also help if you are having difficulty in getting rental accommodation.

They can also assist people who are experiencing homelessness in gaining housing options either private rental, government housing or sharing.

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STAY Short Term Accommodation for Youth

STAY provides safe, secure and affordable accommodation which includes:
  • Meals
  • Emotional support
  • Advocacy
  • Referral
  • Mediation
  • Learning new life skills
  • Linking into education
  • Access to longer-term housing
STAY is a crisis service for young people who are aged between 15-25 years who may be experiencing:
  • A personal crisis
  • Family conflict
  • Financial difficulties
  • Homeless
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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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