Other Options for Homeless



Some local public bathroom/shower facilities can be located at:

  1. Shalom Inc. 320 Albany Highway (Includes shower, laundry and internet (M, T, W, F).)
  2. Albany Visitors Centre ($4)
  3. Middelton beach
  4. Emu Point
  5. Cosy Corner (cold only)

Free meal and Soup Kitchen options include:

  • St John’s Emergency Care (food hampers): + soup kitchen: 98415 0215
  • Care @ Troode St: Food hampers 9844 1694
  • Scotts Church Soup Kitchen: York St on Friday Nights
  • Shalom Inc: Drop In Center: 9847 4902
  • Gregg’s mobile soup kitchen: 043969634

Step 1

If the client is potentially dealing with long term homelessness , ensure they are registered with:

Great Southern Community Housing Association

Ph: 98459697


Department of Housing/Homes West

Step 2

If crisis accommodation is required:

16-21 Male or Female

Albany Youth Support Association-Young House
One emergency/Crisis room + Seven 3-6 month rooms
12 Young St
Ph: 9842 2082


Male 18+

Shalom Inc. (late May – mid October)
7 x emergency/crisis beds (maximum 2 week stay)
320 Albany Highway

Ph: 9847 4902 or 0474 474 902

Female 18+ (with or without children)

Anglicare-Albany Women’s Centre (Refuge)
Only if dealing with Domestic/family violence
Ph: 9845 6000


Step 3

If there are no crisis bed’s, swags are available for all homeless individuals at:

Regional Counselling & Mentoring

121 Aberdeen St
Ph: 9842 9699

Regional Counselling Facebook

Shalom Inc.

Blankets, sleeping mats and toiletries also provided
320 Albany Highway

Ph: 98474902 or 0474474902

Albany Youth Support Association

Anglicare-Albany Women’s Centre (Refuge)
Only if dealing with Domestic/family violence
Ph: 9845 6000


Step 4

If clients are housing ready and being case managed:

Male 21+

St Vincent Care-Prospect House
Short term/transition housing
Ph: 0419934526


All clients 18+

Anglicare-Homelessness Support Service
Assistance into private rentals (limited community Housing available)
Ph: 9845 6633


Step 5

If the clients have the funds or if you are able to offer small amounts of monetary assistance alternate short term accommodation options are:

1849 Backpackers

Single Bed in Dorm $33
45 peels place
Ph: 9842 1554

Albany Backpackers

Single bed in Dorm $29
Cnr Stirling terrace and Spencer park
Ph: 9841 8898

YHA Albany

Single bed in Dorm $32
49 Duke st
Ph: 9842 3388

George on the Terrace

Single room (off season) $65
70 Stirling Terrace
Ph: 9841 1466


Other Useful links for support for the homeless include:

Homeless Advisory Service: 1800 065 892

Crisis Care Helpline (After Hours): 92231111 or 1800 199 008

Centrelink (finaces): www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink

Community Mental Health (mental health support): www.health.wa.gov.au/services

Albany Halfway House (mental health support and mental health supported housing): www.albanyhalfwayhouse.org.au

Fellowship House (day time support for suffreres of Schizophrenia): www.fellowshiphouse.org.au

Albany Community Legal Centre (free legal support and advice): www.albanyclc.com.au

The Salvation Army (bill and food support and welfare services): www.salvationarmy.org.au/albany

Southern Aboriginal Corporation (multiple support programs and transport): www.sacorp.com.au

Community First (community based mental health support): www.cfi.net.au

Albany Community Foundation (finances): www.acfwa.com.au

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