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Teens housing: services, resources and links

9-15 years

On this page, you and your child can find information about housing services and resources for teenagers throughout Australia, as well as contact details and links.

Australia wide

Australian Government Department of Human Services – Rent Assistance
If you’re paying rent, and you get income support payment from the Australian Government, you might be able to get Rent Assistance.  

Yfoundations
This organisation provides information, resources and support for people affected by youth homelessness, and also for people who are trying to stop youth homelessness.

Australian Capital Territory

Housing for Young People Program
The ACT Government’s Housing for Young People Program aims to improve young people’s access to social housing in the Australian Capital Territory.

New South Wales

Housing Pathways
This NSW Government agency manages housing assistance in New South Wales. You can apply for social housing or private rental assistance via the website. 

Link2home
This is a statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service, available 24 hours, 7 days. Phone 1800 152 152.

Northern Territory

Anglicare NT – Youth Accommodation Support Service
This service helps young people aged 15-19 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Katherine, Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas of the Northern Territory.

ShelterMe
This is  a directory of services for homeless people in the Northern Territory. You can search in your region for a range of housing services and other community support services.

Youth NT – Housing
This Northern Territory Government website has links to housing support services as well as information about housing for young people in the Northern Territory.

Queensland

Queensland Youth Housing Coalition 
This organisation is a peak body advocating for young homeless people and supporting the services that work with them. This website provides information about housing options, from private renting to government housing and the National Rental Affordability scheme.

Youth Housing and Reintegration Service (YHARS) 
YHARS is a Queensland Government program that helps young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing support and access to a range of accommodation options.

South Australia

Government of South Australia – Homelessness service provider directory
This page on the SA Government website has links to housing services and support organisations in South Australia. Some of these services are specifically for young people.  

Helping Young People Achieve (HYPA) 
HYPA provides information, services and support relating to housing and accommodation for young people in South Australia. One of these services is Trace-A-Place, supporting young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to get emergency and longer-term accommodation.

Tasmania

Colony 47 
This organisation can help with accommodation for young women who are homeless in Tasmania.

Housing Connect
This Tasmanian Government agency provides assessment, advice, referrals and support to find accommodation. Call 1800 800 588.

Youthcare 
This Anglicare Tasmania agency provides crisis accommodation for young men in southern Tasmania.

Victoria

Department of Human Services – Housing
This website has information about different housing options in Victoria. It has useful links and phone numbers to get help in all areas of the state. If you’re at risk of homelessness or family violence, call the housing crisis line. It’s free and operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone 1800 825 955.

Melbourne Citymission Gateway Reconnect
This program works with young people who are newly homeless or at risk of homelessness to help them achieve family reconciliation, and improve their engagement with education, employment and their community. 

Youth Central – Housing and accommodation 
This webpage has information on youth housing, accommodation options (including sharing a house, renting and buying) and homelessness.

Western Australia

Entrypoint Perth
This is a free assessment and referral service for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia. The service helps people find accommodation and support.

Youth Futures WA – Homelessness services
Youth Futures provides information and support to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Perth. The website has information about short-term and long-term housing options.

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Last updated or reviewed
03-08-2017

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