1.1.H.74 Homelessness

Usage

This definition is applicable for the purposes of income management only.

Definition

The most widely accepted definition of homelessness in Australia describes 3 kinds of homelessness:

  • primary homelessness, such as sleeping rough or living in an improvised dwelling,
  • secondary homelessness, including staying with friends or relatives and with no other usual address and people staying in specialist homelessness services, and
  • tertiary homelessness, including people living in boarding houses or caravan parks with no secure lease and no private facilities, both short and long-term.
Last reviewed: 3 July 2017