Homelessness Week 2019

Homelessness Week raises awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. Homelessness Week is a national event, with events held across Australia during the first full week in August.

This year, Homelessness Week will be held from the 5th-11th of August, beginning with the National Launch in Hobart.

Get involved

Events will be held right across Tasmania throughout Homelessness Week. Information will be added as events are announced, but you can stay up to date with what’s happening in Homelessness Week (and the housing and homelessness sector) by subscribing to Shelter Tas’ eNews.

ACTION AUGUST (5th-31st) Collection Drive Supporting Loui’s Van & Foodbank Tasmania

ACTION AUGUST is a Glenorchy City Council initiative to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, including a collection drive to support Loui’s Van and Foodbank Tasmania. How can I get involved? Donations of goods can be left at Glenorchy City Council Chamber, 374 Main Road Glenorchy. What can I donate? The collection will focus on […]

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Glenorchy City Council Chambers, 374 Main Road
Glenorchy, TAS
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Past events

Soundscape 2019

During Homelessness Week 2019, a video and soundscape will be installed at locations all around Tasmania, from Smithton to Huonville, providing a platform for people who are experiencing homelessness to share their story. Thank you to the many people who have shared their lived experience of homelessness to break down stereotypes. Through your voice we […]

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Free
Tasmania,

Homelessness Week – Karinya

Karinya Young Women's Service are partnering with Launceston College SRC on a display during Homelessness Week. Young people will be invited to provide comment on Homelessness Week, with the question being "to end homelessness we need to?" Please note: this is not a public or media event

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Launceston,

National Launch Homelessness Week 2019

Join us for the National Launch of Homelessness Week 2019 in Hobart! Launch at 10:30am, live music until 2pm Homelessness Week is a national event that raises awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. Speeches (10:30-11:30am) MC - Pattie Chugg, CEO Shelter Tas Welcome to […]

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Free
Mathers Place, 108-110 Bathurst St
Hobart, Tas
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YFCC HELP Film Festival Screening Night 2019

You’re invited to the screening night of the HELP Film Festival 2019! We will be rolling out the red carpet for the premiere screening of local films centred around Paying it Forward. Films shown have been created by participating Schools, Colleges and Community Groups. Come along and enjoy a great night out; invite your friends […]

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Free
Reading Cinemas (C-Max), 7 Best St
Devonport, Tas
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Salvos Breakfast & Blankets – Bellerive

All members of the community are invited to a free breakfast with the Salvos at the Bellerive Beach carpark! The Salvos staff and volunteers are hosting free breakfast events during Homelessness Week, in Clarence, Glenorchy and Hobart. Breakfast includes eggs and bacon or egg and cheese rolls, coffee, tea and milo from the Salvos Emergency […]

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Free
Bellerive Beach Carpark, 3 Derwent St
Bellerive, Tas
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Pamper on Patrick – Connect-In Centre Richmond Fellowship

Hairdresser Ange will cutting and trimming from 9-2, taking names on the day, so get in early! The Body Shop Crew will be doing a hand-care session and donating care products between 10am – 1pm Come down for a cuppa, stay for a trim, and leave pampered. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided while […]

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Free
Connect In, Richmond Fellowship, 29 Patrick St
Hobart, Tas
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BBQ – Salvation Army Housing Common Ground Campbell St

Salvation Army Housing Common Ground and our social enterprise Coffee Ground will be hosting a free, all day BBQ on Wednesday 7th August, during Homelessness Week. Free egg and bacon rolls will be available from around 7am, followed by a lunchtime sausage sizzle! In return, all you need to do is share with your friends […]

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Free
Coffee Ground, 87-91 Campbell St
Hobart, Tas
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Salvos Breakfast & Blankets – Glenorchy

All members of the community are invited to a free breakfast with the Salvos in Glenorchy! The Salvos staff and volunteers are hosting free breakfast events during Homelessness Week, in Clarence, Glenorchy and Hobart. Breakfast includes eggs and bacon or egg and cheese rolls, coffee, tea and milo from the Salvos Emergency Services trailer. Blankets […]

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Free
Glenorchy City Council lawns, 374 Main Rd
Glenorchy, Tas
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Sausage Sizzle

Launceston City Mission, CatholicCare and Anglicare are working together with Launceston City Council to raise homelessness awareness, particularly couch surfing. Come along for a sausage sizzle or a tea/coffee! Media welcome.

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Free
Civic Square, Civic Square
Launceston, Tas
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Art Exhibition

Anglicare Tas will be hosting an art exhibition at Capulus Espresso showcasing a range of art pieces by individuals with a lived experience of homelessness. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. Media welcome.

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Free
Capulus Espresso Watchorn St, 22 Watchorn St
Hobart, Tas
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#HomelessWeekTas2019 CatholicCare

This event is open to all ages. There will be Bingo, entertainment, speakers, face painting and lots of fun. Come along and learn about Homelessness in Tasmania and the services that are provided. Light refreshments will be provided. Can’t wait to see you there! Raffle Draw - 8pm By supporting the Housing Connect raffle for […]

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Free
Republic Bar & Cafe (upstairs), 299 Elizabeth St
North Hobart, Tas
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Salvos SleepOut

On Thursday 8th August, 50 people will sleep out on the forecourt of the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart with a goal to raise $60,000 in support people experiencing homelessness in Hobart. Participants will also experience a unique tour that will reveal the realities of homelessness in Tasmania and also learn about the services The […]

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Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey St
Hobart, Tas
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Salvos Breakfast & Blankets – Hobart

All members of the community are invited to a free breakfast with the Salvos in Hobart! The Salvos staff and volunteers are hosting free breakfast events during Homelessness Week, in Clarence, Glenorchy and Hobart. Breakfast includes eggs and bacon or egg and cheese rolls, coffee, tea and milo from the Salvos Emergency Services trailer. Blankets […]

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Free
Regatta – near the Bridge of Rememberance,

Community Stall – Magnolia Place Launceston Women’s Shelter

Magnolia Place Launceston Women's Shelter will be running an awareness raising stall at Meadow Mews Plaza (near Noni B) in Launceston. Media welcome

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Free
Meadow Mews Plaza (near Noni B), 102-106 Hobart Rd
Kings Meadows, Tas
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Morning Tea hosted by CatholicCare Housing Connect North West

Please join us in this informal morning tea. We simply wish to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and work that our community has been and is doing around assisting some of our most vulnerable populations. We will also be promoting our Men’s Bag initiative. Please RSVP by 31/07/2019 to (03) 6431 8555

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Free
Burnie CatholicCare Parish Centre, 108 Mount Street
Burnie, Tas
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CafeSmart

CafeSmart unites the community over our favourite brew to help fund local homeless services through StreetSmart. On August 9th hundreds of coffee roasters and cafes around Australia will partner and donate $1 from every coffee sold, and ask their customers to chip in a donation to help tackle homelessness. Sign up your cafe or sign […]

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Statewide, Tasmania,
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Couch Surfing Awareness – Housing Connect North West

Anglicare Housing Connect North West, Warrawee Women's Shelter and Action Against Homelessness will be holding a couch surfing awareness campaign in the Devonport Mall.

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Free
Devonport Mall, Rooke St
Devonport, TAS
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YFCC Homelessness Week Luncheon

Youth, Family & Community Connections will he hosting a Homelessness Week Luncheon in Devonport. 12:15pm arrival for 12:30pm start. Guest Speaker Hon. Roger Jaensch MP Minister for Human Services, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development, Minister for Housing, Minister for Planning, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Seating is limited for this event. Please RSVP by […]

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Gateway Hotel, Devonport, 16 Fenton St
Devonport, Tas
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Photo competition – CatholicCare

How to enter: Upload a photo on Instagram with the caption ‘No place like Home’ then use #HomelessWeekTas2019 #HWTAS2019

All entries will be on display upstairs at Republic Bar, 7th August 6pm-10pm. All age event open to all Tasmanians, entries close 31st July 5 PM AEST.

There will be three winners. Winners will be picked at random. Winners will be announced on the night and also on CatholicCareTas Instagram page. If winners are not present on the night, prizes can be collected at your nearest CatholicCare.

Competition flyer

CatholicCare’s Instagram contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

Other events

Karinya Young Women’s Service and Launceston College SRC event – 5-9 August

Host an event

Hosting an event during Homelessness Week is a great way to raise awareness and connections within your community. You can also use it to build political influence to achieve change – for example by visiting your local MP or inviting them to attend your event.

If your organisation is holding an event for Homelessness Week in Tasmania and you would like to be included in the event calendar, please contact us.

Resources

We have created a media kit help you plan and promote your event, which includes:

  • Poster templates
  • Media alert template
  • Letterhead
  • Tasmanian media contacts

Images

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Media events

With such a varied calendar of events in Homelessness Week throughout Tasmania, not all are suitable for media coverage. For a full list of media events, please see the media events calendar.