Directions Paper

The Supporting Communities Forum Homelessness Working Group developed the Directions Paper for the 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness Western Australia.

The purpose of the paper was to share the work that has been done so far and to seek feedback on how to better support those who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.

The Directions Paper is available in two versions PDF and Word.

Public comment on the Directions Paper has now closed and feedback will be used to inform the Strategy.

A report on the feedback is available for download.

A summary of key feedback that will be incorporated into the final strategy can be found here.


Some organisations have agreed to their submissions being made public. You can find them at: Submissions on Directions Paper

Consultation Reports

Community consultations for the 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness were held throughout regional and metropolitan Western Australia in September and October 2018. Consultations were held in Broome, Kununurra, Port Hedland, Karratha, Geraldton, Albany, Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, Cockburn, Joondalup and the Perth CBD.

Please visit this page to view the consultation reports, where you will also find an overall summary report outlining the consultation process and key findings.

This feedback has been vital in the development of the Directions Paper.

Messages on Homelessness

Video one features Grahame Searle, former Director General, Department of Communities.


Video two features Debra Zanella, Chief Executive Officer, Ruah Community Services and the Hon. Simone McGurk, Minister for Community Services.

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