Homelessness
  • Last updated:
  • 25 Mar 2019

2018 data indicates that more than 116,000 Australians are homeless. There are also 189,000 Australians that are on social housing waiting lists. The main causes of homelessness are poverty, unaffordable rents, and family violence.

Council is:

  • working to examine the issues of homelessness in the local area
  • supporting referrals to community services and
  • undertaking strong social messaging and advocacy work.

Sunshine Coast Housing and Homelessness Directory

The Sunshine Coast Housing and Homelessness Directory[758KB] is a pocket-sized guide. It contains details for organisations that are providing services:

  • to those in need
  • to persons experiencing homelessness.

Council developed the directory with the Sunshine Coast Housing and Homelessness Network. The directory aims to improve access to information and referrals to community services.

In 2019, Council developed a new printable version[961KB] of the directory so directory listings can be printed when required.

For more information contact council or email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.