Housing Connect is Tasmania’s front door for housing assistance, including homelessness accommodation and support, social housing, and affordable private rentals.
How Housing Connect can help
Housing Connect helps people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.
It provides one assessment for everything from crisis accommodation to a long-term home.
Housing Connect is provided by two organisations: Colony 47 in the South and Anglicare in the North and North-West.
A Housing Connect assessment will identify and prioritise your housing need, provide information about your housing options, and refer eligible Tasmanians to appropriate housing assistance and services, including:
- affordable private rentals
- social housing
- supported accommodation
- crisis and transitional accommodation
- brokerage and material assistance
- after-hours assistance
- housing support
- referral to other support services.
For more information about the range of help available through Housing Connect, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you are a housing, homelessness or support service provider, find out more on our Information for Partners page.
Contact Housing Connect
Call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Housing Connect front door offices are open from 9am – 5pm weekdays.
Housing Connect offices are located at:
|South||Hobart||Colony 47, Level 3, 181 Collins Street|
|Rosny||Colony 47, Suites 3 and 4, 13 Bayfield Street|
|North||Launceston||Anglicare, 118 Elizabeth Street|
|North-West||Devonport||Anglicare, 31 King Street|
|Burnie||Anglicare, 51 Wilmot Street|
Wyndarra Centre, 43 Smith Street|
Monday: 1pm – 4pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Connecting you to support
Housing Connect can refer you to support if you need more help to find and keep housing. This might include referring you to specialist services if you need them, such as alcohol and drug services or mental health services.
Housing support is provided by seven organisations:
- Anglicare (statewide)
- CatholicCare (statewide)
- Colony 47 (South)
- Hobart City Mission (South)
- Salvation Army (South)
- Wintringham (South)
- Wyndarra Centre (Circular Head)
Crisis and transitional accommodation
You can access crisis accommodation if you are homeless or at high risk of homelessness either through Housing Connect or by contacting the accommodation service directly.
Unaccompanied children, 12-15 years
|South||Boys and girls||Colville Place Youth at Risk Centre||1800 931 686|
|North||Boys and girls||Malana Youth at Risk Centre||6709 8444|
Young people, 13-20 years
|South||Young women||AK (Annie Kenney)||6272 7751 or 0418 134 221|
|Mara House||6231 2782|
|Young men||Pathways Launch||6224 3090|
|Youthcare||1800 243 232|
|North||Young women||Karinya Young Women’s Service||6331 0774|
|Young men||Youth Futures||6331 6622|
|North-West||Young women and men||Youth Family Community Connections Burnie||6431 9230|
|Youth Family Community Connections Devonport||6424 7375 or 6424 9520|
Women with or without children
|South||Hobart Women’s Shelter||6273 8455|
|Jireh House||6232 3850|
|McCombe House||6228 1099|
|Young women with or expecting a child||Hobart City Mission – Small Steps Program||6215 4200|
|North||Launceston Women’s Shelter||6344 5322|
|Young women with or expecting a child||Karinya Young Mums 'n' Bubs||6331 8403|
|North-West||Warrawee Inc.||6425 1382|
|Oakleigh Accommodation Services||6431 9015|
|South||Bethlehem House||6234 4594|
|Men with children||DIY Dads||6215 4200|
|North||Men with or without children||Launceston City Mission||6335 3000|
|North-West||Salvation Army Housing||6431 9015|