Housing and homelessness website from the Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.


Department of Communities Housing and Homelessness Services (the former Department of Housing) is part of the new Department of Communities, which aims to ensure greater integration and effectiveness of service delivery to the community under the Government's key priority area of Social Development. 

Housing and Homelessness Services plays an important role in providing housing assistance to people who need it most. Housing and Homeless Services support a social housing system that provides safe, secure, affordable and appropriate housing which improves the lives of Queenslanders.

Housing and Homelessness Services delivers a range of housing assistance services through government-owned and managed social housing, and grant funding to registered providers of community and local government-managed social housing. We also work to help people access and sustain housing in the private rental market, through bond loans, rental grants, RentConnect, the National Rental Affordability Scheme and the Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service.

By taking a responsive, integrated and flexible service approach in developing solutions to meet housing needs, Housing and Homelessness Services aims to contribute to individual, family, and community sustainability.

Phone: 1300 880 882


IWSS works with women and children of non-English speaking background who are or have been in violent domestic situations and/or have experienced rape and/or sexual assault.

Website: www.iwss.org.au

Sexual Assault Program: 07 3846 5400
Domestic Violence Program: 07 3846 3490

Queensland Shelter is the peak body for Housing Service providers.