Homelessness

Every night in Australia approx. 44,500 young people are homeless. Homelessness isn’t just when you’re “sleeping on the streets”, you can be considered homeless or at risk of being homeless if you’re sleeping in a car, in a refuge, staying at a mate’s place, staying in a hotel, motel or hostel or living in a tent.

Are you currently homeless or at risk of being homeless? Drop into the Gold Coast Youth Service located at 15 Oak Ave Miami during our intake hours between 9:00pm and 5:00pm and we’ll help you wherever we can.

The following Gold Coast Youth Service programs can assist with issues of homelessness…

Resource and Development Service (RADS)

RADS aims to provide opportunities for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. RADS works with young people and a range of service providers on various initiatives to ensure young peoples needs are included in the social, cultural and economic life of their community. The programs supports young people to develop their [ More on this program ]

Youth Accommodation Program (YAP)

What is YAP? The Youth Accommodation Program (YAP) assists young people aged 16 to 21 years, who are at “risk of” homelessness and/or are homeless. YAP provides long-term externally supported accommodation, including a practical life-skills program, to enable young people to live independently within their wider community. The Youth Accommodation Program provides semi-independent shared accommodation [ More on this program ]

Youth Work Team (YWT)

As a young person it can sometimes feel when you are having issues with your accommodation! Sometimes….things happen….and for whatever reason, you either can’t keep living where you are….or you become homeless. Or……you might be at risk of having nowhere to live. So what does it mean to be homeless? It isn’t just about people [ More on this program ]

Emergency Accommodation

Homeless Persons Information Queensland
1800 47 47 53

Blair Athol Accommodation & Support: 
(07) 55 362 173

Lawson house (if you are 16 -18 yo)
(07) 55 648 360 

Still Waters (Salvation Army) women only
(07) 5591 1776

BOND ASSISTANCE

Department of Housing Bond Loans
(07) 55 832 200

Housing Options Project for Young People
(07) 55 362 173

RENT ASSISTANCE

Department of Housing Rental Grant
(07) 55 832 200

Centrelink (rent assistance & crisis payments)
132 850 (Social Worker)

INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE PRIVATE RENTAL MARKET

Tenants ‘ Union of Queensland
1300 744 263

Residential Tenancies Authority
1300 366 311

HOUSING OPTIONS HELP

Rent Connect (Department of Housing)
(07) 55 832 200

Housing Options for Young People
(07) 55 362 173

SOCIAL HOUSING

QLD Department of Housing
(07)55 832 200

Horizon Housing Company
1300 133 027

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