7th National Homelessness Conference - Melbourne 2012

The 7th National Homelessness Conference - Making it Home - was held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Conference presentations are now available - click here
See photos from the conference – click here


Homelessness Australia chair Narelle Clay AM welcomes delegates at the Welcome Ceremony (sponsored by Telstra) on Wednesday 5th September and Minister for Homelessness, the Hon Brendan O'Connor officially opens the 7th National Homelessness Conference. Photos by EventPix.


(L-R) Keynote speaker Mark McGreevy from Depaul International (UK) speaks about the Top 10 Issues facing homelessness organisations today (presentation available in link above), Keynote speaker Nan Roman from the National Alliance for Ending Homelessness (USA). Photos by EventPix.


(L-R) The Hon. Wendy Lovell MLC, Minister for Housing addresses delegates of the 7th National Homelessness Conference, Alison Cunningham, Director of Research and Planning at the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (Canada). Photos by EventPix.


Without their assistance the conference would not be possible

  • Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services (Housing NSW)
  • State Government Victoria
  • Telstra
  • ACT Government Community Services
  • Shelter Tasmania
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

6th National Homelessness Conference - Brisbane 2010

Homelessness Australia's 6th biennial conference, "Many Ways Home" engaged over 1200 attendees.  The event had a spectrum of Australian and International presenters and sessions commencing with a preconference workshop on Wednesday 1 September 2010.  The Hon Karen Struthers MP opened the two full days conference integrating diverse panel discussions, extensive plenary sessions and highly regarded guest speakers.

5th National Homelessness Conference - Adelaide 2008

The 5th National Conference "New Horizons" was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. More than 1000 delegates attended the conference.  The conference was opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, where he launched the Green Paper "Which way home? A new approach to homelessness" The conference was built around three topics for discussion:

  • What can we do to prevent and respond to homelessness?
  • What are service providers doing to enhance outcomes for their clients?
  • How do we engage communities to help prevent and respond to homelessness?

4th National Homelessness Conference - Sydney 2006

"The Great Australian Dream"

3rd National Homelessness Conference - Brisbane 2003

"Beyond the Divide"