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Coronavirus and Homelessness

Dignity is a human right

Where to get help during COVID-19

Food and Bill payments

To find the nearest service that is providing food or assistance with paying bills look up your postcode in Ask Izzy.
https://askizzy.org.au

Homeless Assistance

Call our office 1300 AUS HELP (1300 287 4357) weekdays 9-5pm

We partner with over 700 homeless agencies across Australia to distribute Backpack Beds, however, some agencies have changed services due to COVID.

VIC & SA state governments are funding motel rooms for people sleeping on the street.

Area Agency Service Phone Hours
Victoria Homeless Hotline Will direct you to nearest assistance location 1800 825 955 24 hrs, 7 days
Melbourne Launch Housing Co-ordinating motel rooms for rough sleepers 1800 825 955 24 hrs, 7 days
NSW Homeless Hotline Will direct you to nearest assistance location 1800 152 152 24 hrs, 7 days
QLD Homeless Hotline Will direct you to nearest assistance location 1800 474 753 24 hrs, 7 days
Redlands Backpack Bed for Homeless Call us for up to date details 1300 AUS HELP 9-5pm Weekdays
SA Homeless Hotline Will direct you to nearest assistance location
Details on motel rooms for rough sleepers
1800 003 308 24 hrs, 7 days
WA Homeless Hotline Will direct you to nearest assistance location 1800 065 892 after hours
1800 199 008
ACT Homeless Hotline Will direct you to nearest assistance location 1800 176 468 8-6pm Weekdays
TAS Homeless Hotline Will direct you to nearest assistance location 1800 800 588 24 hrs, 7 days
NT Shelter Me Website Will direct you to nearest assistance location https://www.shelterme.org.au 24 hrs, 7 days

Some shower buses, laundry services, drop in centres are currently closed.

Food Services have changed to take away.

Contact our office or the hotlines above for specific services.

If you are in a State / Area where motel rooms are not being provided. Please contact our office and we will try and direct you to the nearest homeless agency for a Backpack Bed.

How The Homeless Backpack Bed (Swag) Works

Backpack Bed - lightweight

Lightweight 3KG

Street tough material

Backpack Bed - full body protection

Full Body Protection

4 season summer & winter

Backpack Bed - fire retardant

Fire Retardant

Fabric + Mattress 190cm x 55cm

Backpack Bed - wind & rain protection

Water & Wind Proof

Protects against winter chills

Backpack Bed - mosquito protection

Full Body Mosquito Net

For hot summer nights

Backpack Bed - ergonomic

Ergonomic Backpack

Adjustable shoulder & chest straps

Backpack Bed - pockets

Storage Pockets

4 pockets - store over 20kg

Backpack Bed - hidden zipped pocket

Secret lockable pocket

With brass key lock

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