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Homelessness and Hardship Support

Homelessness and Hardship - I want to help

What can I do if I see someone experiencing homelessness?

To ensure people experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect, the City works with external outreach providers to help support positive outcomes for our vulnerable community members and recommends that businesses and residents adopt the same compassionate approach.

If the person/s are on public land, please contact the City of Wanneroo on 9405 5000. If you feel comfortable, you can also assist the person by providing them with the City's Support Services Guide. For any illegal activity or anti-social behaviour, situations involving violence or abusive behaviour, please call WA Police.

If the person/s are on private property, please alert the owner of the land. If you feel comfortable, assist the person by providing them with the City’s Support Services Guide and get in touch with Local Outreach Support Services who may be able to assist them further.  

If you suspect illegal activity or feel that your safety is under threat, call Emergency Services on 000 (Ambulance, Police, Fire for life-threatening situations). For non-urgent police assistance, call 131 444  .

Local Outreach Support Services

How can we help as a community?

Homelessness is a complex issue with many influencing factors. We can all help support people in their time of need by doing the following;

Respect - Understand that a person experiencing homelessness is a human being that deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Every story is different, so learn from those with lived experience and teach others about the various reasons and factors that lead to homelessness and hardship.

Support - There are many things that can help a person experiencing homelessness improve their situation. You can assist by donating money and items such as food, clothes, toiletries, and toys to local charities.

Volunteer - Volunteering your time and sharing your skills and knowledge can have a great impact on someone's life. There are many different voluntary roles homelessness organisations need help with. Visit the Volunteering WA website for more information.

Further information on where you can offer to help