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Homelessness response on the Gold Coast

Homeless Response Gold Coast The Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) has developed a targeted response by reviewing learnings from similar events, including the Victorian Homelessness Response for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the G20 in Brisbane. They have also worked closely with community sector partners to ensure the response supports the local housing and homelessness service system and meets emerging needs.

They will adopt an integrated approach to deliver an effective housing and homelessness response. It will be based on consultation, integration and collaboration to ensure a positive legacy for the Gold Coast community. DHPW will also provide additional funding to identified key providers to expand their services.

People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will be able to access day drop-in centres during the Commonwealth Games period. These centres will provide a safe space for people to relax and enjoy a meal, use shower and toilet facilities, as well as free access to a range of support services.

To find and share these centre locations, download the documents below or visit

Other useful resources:

If you require assistance outside these hours, contact the Homeless Hotline – 1800 474 753 or visit the 7 Care Connect website for more services.

For other Gold Coast events and activities visit the Gold Coast Primary Health Network’s website:

PIR is a Federally funded program. Other consortia members include Gold Coast Health and Mental Health Association QLD