Ending homelessness in Western Australia

9,729 Western Australians experience homelessness on any given night. That’s 9,729 people without secure and stable accommodation.

They might be couch-surfing, sleeping in their car, relying on short-term, temporary accommodation, or sleeping rough. You can learn more about homelessness here.

While we have made significant gains in Western Australia with increased investment in social and affordable housing by the State Government and continuous service improvement within the sector, we still have a long way to go. 

As the state with the highest proportion of rough sleepers in Australia, we still have much work to do to end homelessness in WA.

We are advocating for:

  • An urgent increase in funding for homelessness services from both the Western Australian Government and Federal Government

  • Greater investment in innovative projects that target priority cohorts and gaps in the housing continuum

  • A system with strong referral pathways where no-one falls through the gaps

  • Funding for community service organisations to improve data collection to lead to more valuable reporting and better outcomes.