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Directory of support providers

If you, or someone you know is experiencing hardship, download our Hardship Resource Directory for details on organisations who can assist with:

  • Emergency accommodation
  • Meals, food vouchers and food parcels
  • Financial assistance 
  • Food and clothing 
  • Drugs and alcohol support
  • Domestic and family violence support
  • Showers and laundry 
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Housing support 

Hardcopies of the Hardship Resource Directory (available in business card size and slightly larger that meets accessibility standards) are available at City libraries, the Administration Building and the Champion Centre.


The City recognises that homelessness is not just the result of too few houses. Its causes are many and varied. Domestic violence, a shortage of affordable housing, unemployment, mental illness, family breakdown and drug and alcohol abuse all contribute to the level of homelessness. Homelessness is one of the most potent examples of disadvantage and social exclusion in the community.

According to the 2016 Census estimates, the City was estimated to have 226 people who were homeless, which was an increase from 150 people in 2011.

The City of Armadale takes a compassionate approach to the issue of primary homelessness by its support and when possible, coordination of the relevant departments, sector organisations and service agencies involved in this area.

People experiencing homelessness public and private spaces

Vulnerable or homeless people, including those sleeping rough, have the same right to be in public spaces as all community members who are behaving according to the law. 

Property owners can ask those loitering, begging or sleeping rough to leave their premises. If this introduction is not followed or people are behaving in an anti-social manner WA Police can be contacted on 13 14 44 for assistance. 

South East Metro Emergency Relief Forum

The City facilitates the South East Metro Emergency Relief Forum comprising service organisations including WA Police, Crossways Community Services, Centrelink, Centrecare, Communicare, RUAH, Multicultural Communities Council of WA and Shelter WA to collectively work on strategies to address homelessness.

Download our Homeless Policy for more information.

Page Last Reviewed 16 March 2022