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 of Child Protection – Norseman

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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South West Refuge – Safe @ Home

Confidential support for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence to stay in their home, when it is safe to do so.

Provides support and help with security of the home when the person using violence has moved out due to a Court Order.

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South West Refuge

Refuge provides crisis accommodation, support and advocacy for women escaping domestic and family violence. Children are supported by our specialist Child Advocate. Cultural, language and disability access needs are met to the best of our ability, with help from other agencies when required.
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Katanning Regional Emergency Accommodation

Crisis Accommodation. Please note there is a 3 day stay limit.
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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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KEEDAC – Thrive Program

Thrive is a new support program for Aboriginal housing and public housing client. The program takes a holistic approach to enhance people’s lives by looking at the wider needs of the individual. The program assists clients to improve their life skills, increase their ability to manage their household independently and participate in their community. Thrive will support people by;
  • Assisting people to manage their household by developing strategies to grow their capacity and resilience;
  • Helping people to navigate and link up with support services and programs across government and the private sector;
  • Providing people with long term sustainable support networks; and
  • Building people’s connections to their community.
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28 Albion Street

28 Albion St is a small 10 room motel in the heart of Katanning WA. Conveniently located on a quiet street, both short term and longer term accommodation is available. All rooms have queen beds with a flat screen tv, refrigerator, microwave, tea/coffee making and plenty of off-street parking. It also has a keyless entry system.
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New Lodge Motel

New Lodge Motel is an an owner operated business for comfortable accommodation, They offer a single and double bed in every room, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and separate toilets.
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Kobeelya Accommodation Centre

At Kobeelya, they have a number of booking options to suit anyone’s  budget and family or group size. Besides shared accommodation, they also have private options with on-suites. Their rates include all bed linen and towels. 
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