Homelessness

Waverley Council acknowledges that not all people in the community have access to safe and secure accommodation. Council is committed to addressing homelessness and works with a number specialist services and government agencies on homelessness initiatives.

  • Homeless Support Services
  • The Waverley Homeless Persons Protocol guides Council officers in providing support to homeless people living in public places and to increase their access to services and to minimise the negative impacts homelessness has on their lives.
  • Waverley Homeless Coalition is a service provider interagency convened by Council that aims to address the needs of homeless people in the area.

How can I help homeless people?

You can best help homeless people by volunteering or donating to local organisations that assist people to get the help and accommodation they need.

For further information contact:

Don’t be a dumper

It may seem to be a helpful and kind thing to do, but often rough sleepers do not need or want items that members of the public give them. Homeless people tell us they feel obliged to take items such as bedding and clothing even though they do not want them.  Homeless people have limited ability to keep or store these items so please do not give items that are a burden to homeless people and often end up as dumped rubbish.