Emergency accommodation

What is an emergency?
Unfortunately events that are sometimes out of your control may impact your life, leaving you in an emergency situation. Your housing is one of the things often affected during a time of crisis. If you find yourself experiencing a housing crisis and are in need of emergency or short term accommodation, the Off-Campus Housing Service may be able to assist. Depending on your needs and situation, the service can assist you with securing supported emergency accommodation or a short term accommodation option.

You may find yourself needing emergency accommodation for any of the following reasons:

  • Eviction
  • Financial Difficulties
  • Short-term homelessness
  • Family and/or relationship problems
  • Domestic Violence

If you find yourself in any of these situations or requiring emergency accommodation for any other reason, we urge you to Contact a Housing Officer for further assistance.

Remember - the quicker you engage us the faster we can find you somewhere to stay.
Once you make contact the Housing Officer will set about identifying suitable options and organise temporary housing. After your immediate needs are resolved, the Housing Officer will work with you to find suitable long term accommodation.


The Salvation Army EastCare

Location 31-33 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill
Distance from campus 4.5kms
The EastCare Housing Services is funded by the Department of Human Services to respond to people who are experiencing homelessness or experiencing housing crisis.
Contact details (03) 9890 7144

The Salvation Army Adult Services

Location 9 Roden Street, West Melbourne
Distance from campus 18kms

Adult Services is a network of 17 programs and services that provide support and other assistance to homeless and/or disadvantaged adults in Melbourne's central, northern and western metropolitan areas.  

Our services include residential (crisis, transitional/short-term and long-term), community outreach, drug and alcohol, intensive support, disability employment, community and residential aged care.

Contact details (03) 9329 5777
Adult Services


Location 122 Chapel Street, St Kilda
Distance from campus 15kms
Description Street to Home is an innovative approach to ending homelessness for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. It is relatively new in Australia, but has already recorded major successes overseas.
Contact details (03) 9537 7711


Salvo Connect

Location There is a 24 hour homelessness assistance hotline:
Telephone 1800 825 955 (free from landlines)
Distance from campus Geelong region

SalvoConnect heads up The Salvation Army's response to homelessness in Geelong and the Barwon South West region. It utilises the Opening Doors framework, a State Government funded initiative, which provides a single point of entry for people experiencing homelessness.

Contact details Salvo Connect


Barwon Housing & Homelessness Support Service

Location Warrnambool
Distance from campus Warrnambool region
Description People experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis in the Warrnambool; and surrounding areas are able to access a service via local entry points. Services available may include access to short term, crisis or transitional housing, support, assistance to secure or maintain current accommodation, housing advice, financial assistance and referral.
Contact details 1800 825 955
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