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.

Department for Communities, Child Protection – Esperance

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.
 
The Esperance office has a small team of less than ten staff and is one of the four district offices in the Goldfields District. The office provides services to children and families in an area which covers Norseman 200 km to the north and Ravensthorpe 200km to the east. The office is located in Esperance town and shares a building with the Department of Education.
 
 
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Department for Communities, Child Protection – Bunbury

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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Department for Communities, Child Protection – Onslow

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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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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Centacare – Homelessness Support

Centacare Kimberley offers support to people who are homeless, or are highly at risk of becoming homeless in Broome and Derby. Homelessness is where you don’t have a stable or secure place to live, so includes people who are living in overcrowded family homes. All people over the age of 25 are eligible for support. The focus of the three Homelessness services is to support individuals, couples and families to achieve the goal of obtaining and then maintaining long term stable housing in the Public Housing system, or, the private rental market.

The Derby service can work with any person who is Homeless, but does have a focus on supporting women and children who are escaping Domestic Violence to secure long term housing.

Homelessness Services offer a holistic response that can support people to overcome multiple life challenges, and are able to provide support in the areas of:

  • Applying for housing;
  • Access to short and medium term accommodation options
  • Referrals to specialist and mainstream services
  • Advocacy and support
  • Access to education, training and employment
  • Life & independent living skills development
  • Access to Financial advice and Material aid
  • Mentoring and positive role modelling
  • Tenancy information, advice and support

 

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Bunbury YHA

YHA provides budget travel accommodation with  private and co-living rooms available.
 
Facilities:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Laundry
• Kitchen
• Communal Lounge
• Free Luggage storage
• Free Parking
• Air conditioning
• TV Room
 
If you are planning on arriving outside of reception hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
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Broome YHA

The Broome YHA is a hostel in the centre of Broome. Amenities include: Free Wifi, Air Conditionng, BBQ and a Communal Kitchen.

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Bloodwood Tree Association – Healthy Living Program

Healthy living Program: An intensive 4-day workshop that provides at-risk individuals and families with the tools and knowledge needed to achieve and maintain a healthy home (tenancy obligations, inspections, cleaning and maintaining a home), healthy family (family health, family first aid and conflict resolution) and healthy life (bill paying, budgeting and meal planning).

The workshops are hands-on and collaborate with local agencies to assist participants to stay in their home once tenancy has been obtained.

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Bendat Horizon House Geraldton

????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. They do not provide short-term, crisis accommodation.

 
They provide three stages of accommodation to meet your needs:
 
  • Accommodation and intensive support
  • Transitional accommodation and support
  • Outreach to support independent living.
  • To be eligible for the Horizon House program, you must satisfy the following criteria to ensure we are able to provide the support required:
  • 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
  • Willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support plan for example school, work (voluntary), courses and counselling
  • Prepared to abide by the no smoking rule

     

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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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