Homelessness Australia is not a provider of accommodation. If you are seeking emergency accommodation, click here for more information.

Train the Trainer program

The Housing First Train the Trainer program is an  initiative supporting advanced homelessness practitioners to become active Housing First trainers across Australia.

There are currently 11 active Housing First trainers who have been trained through the Housing First train the trainer program to deliver Housing First capacity building support to the Australian homelessness sector and beyond.

To find a Housing First Trainer who can support your service to deliver Housing First programs contact the training contacts in your region below.

Housing First trainer contacts

Leah Watkins NT, WA and SA 0468 654 311 leah.watkins@hcau.org.au
Rosie Dodd VIC, QLD and TAS 0429 895 925  rosemary.dodd@launchhousing.org.au
Liam Colvin NSW and ACT 0400 651 255 liam.colvin@yesunlimited.com.au


About the program

Homelessness Australia is working with the Housing First Europe Hub to develop and roll-out Housing First training across Australia. The program is funded by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and supported by Council to Homeless Persons.

Round 3 of the Train the Trainer program is currently being recruited. Applications have closed, and applicants will be advised soon whether their application was successful.

Round 3 will result in 12 new specialised trainers delivering Housing First capacity building within the specialist homelessness sector and beyond. The trainers will support advocacy for the expansion of Housing First programs and expand the sector’s capability in delivering Housing First programs.

As part of the program, the Housing First Australia Community of Practice provides an ongoing platform to share ideas, support implementation, develop practice, and embed Housing First as an evidence-based response to people without a home who have complex needs.


Homelessness Australia membership of the Housing First Europe Hub

In support of international best practice, Homelessness Australia has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Housing First Europe Hub (the Hub). The Hub has the strategic aim of promoting and supporting the implementation of Housing First in Europe and beyond. It acts as a repository for Housing First research; supports practice through the Housing First Europe Guide and Housing First training; and develops resources to assist partners to advocate for Housing First.

The Hub is an activity of the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA).


Join our mailing list to stay up to date.

"*" indicates required fields

Skip to content