Local Government Initiatives

Many Local Councils in Australia have taken up the challenge of developing responses to homelessness, often focusing on what has been categorised as primary homelessness, people living on the streets.

As the priorities and programs delivered by local governments change the Clearinghouse team recommends each state or local government area contact the Clearinghouse team with the content they would like in this area of the site.

This area of the Clearinghouse highlights these local government responses.

Capital Cities Lord Mayors’ Homelessness Connect Initiative

Homeless Connect Australia is an initiative of The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors. Cities, towns and communities are welcome to join this program and work to helping the homeless take a step on the path out of homelessness.

The mission of Homelessness Connect is to:

  • Improve access to services and housing for homeless
  • Engage and increase the collaborative involvement of homeless consumers, business, non-profit community, and individual volunteers to work together to create solutions to homelessness
  • Improve the system of care by creating opportunities for collaboration and sharing of best practices among homeless service providers and community
  • Leverage private, corporate and foundation money and in-kind support to augment city efforts to increase housing options and build service capacity for homeless

Find out what’s happening in your capital city:

For more information on local government initiatives refer to the appropriate state or territory below: