Homelessness support

The City of Adelaide delivers and supports initiatives for vulnerable people, including people experiencing homelessness in the city.

Strategies to connect with the homelessness sector and support their activities include neighbourhood development, provision of community infrastructure, community grant funding, and providing support referrals to people sleeping rough in the city.

Adelaide Zero Project

The City of Adelaide is a proud partner of the Adelaide Zero Project. The project, led by the Don Dunstan Foundation, is committed to ending street homelessness in the city. The plan aims to achieve ‘functional zero homelessness’ in Adelaide’s CBD by 2020, ensuring available housing placements are fully utilised to assist homeless people.

Find out more about the Adelaide Zero Project.

Getting involved

You too, can get involved and provide support, either through taking part in fundraising activities, volunteering or by simply making a donation.

Each year Hutt St Centre serves around 50,000 meals and offers social work and support services to nearly 2,000 people. You can show your support for people facing homelessness by volunteering, donating clothes or participating in their annual Walk A Mile In My Boots event.

Find out more about Walk a Mile in My Boots.

The unique Do Unto Others (DUOs) program was established to reach out to the homeless, vulnerable and marginalised, build community and restore dignity in the city of Adelaide. Opening at 5 pm through to midnight, guests are welcomed into full table service, a hot meal, tea and coffee and some genuine care and conversation. Throughout the evening they share board games, table tennis, pre-loved clothing, a cinema room and beds for those in need of rest.

Become a DUO volunteer.

The Magdalene Centre in Adelaide is a welcoming place which offers a range of anti-poverty services, with the aim of supporting people as they regain control of their lives. The Magdalene Centre assists people with housing advice, legal issues, financial counselling and emergency relief.

Donate to the Magdalene Centre.

Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Emergency Relief Program assisted 367 individuals and 387 families last year. You can help them by making food donations.

Check their website for a full list of donatable food and drop off details. 

The St Vincent de Paul Society SA (Vinnies) is asking people to search their wardrobes for any clothing they may be able to donate, in child and adult sizes. Anything in good condition that hasn’t been worn for twelve months is usually suitable to donate. As many people find it difficult to get to a shop during working hours, Vinnies can also collect large donations from workplaces and schools.

Find out the many ways you can donate to Vinnies.

Services for the vulnerable and homeless

We’ve put together a comprehensive list and map of homelessness services for those looking to access assistance.

182 - 190 Wakefield Street

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

08 8223 4204

32 Moore Street

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

08 8232 0048 (for males 25+)

237 North Terrace | Employment options and assistance

08 8359 3450

27 Selby Street

Weekdays 8:30 am to 12:00 pm (Monday and Thursday until 4pm)

08 8231 4801

11–19 Millers Court

Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

08 8118 5200

Gawler Place between Flinders and Wakefield Streets

Monday to Thursday 7:00 pm; Sunday 6:00 pm

08 8112 8700

135 Currie Street 

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

08 1800 807 364

120 Flinders Street

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

08 8207 0211

258 Hutt Street

Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 4:30pm, Sat 7:00 am to 9:00 am

08 8418 2500

Shop 9, Millers Arcade, 28 Hindley Street 

08 8212 0085

182–190 Wakefield Street

Monday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday from Royal Adelaide Hospital 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

08 8406 1600

Port Rd

Open 24 hours

08 7074 0000

62 Whitmore Square

08 8212 2855

277 Pirie Street

08 8223 7776

62 Whitmore Square

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

08 8110 8500

73 - 79 Light Square

Daily 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

08 1800 811 180

16 Pitt Street

Monday to Friday from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

08 8202 5950

82 Gilbert Street

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

08 8305 9389

11 - 19 Millers Court (off Wright Street) 

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

08 8118 5200