COVID-19: Housing and homelessness resources
Information and Disclaimer
This webpage contains a range of information and resources of potential interest to those providing housing and homelessness services in the Northern Territory, or others interested in the potential implications of COVID-19 for those without adequate housing. The content contained is based on information and resources from a range of sources, including the Australian Government Department of Health, the NT Department of Health and organisations providing services within the sector, either locally or further afield.
While care and consideration has been taken in the creation of this webpage, links to content are provided for information purposes only. NT Shelter makes no claim as to the accuracy of the content listed and accepts no liability or responsibility to any person or organisation as a consequence of any reliance upon the sources of information contained in this webpage.
Service changes due to COVID-19
Please follow the links below to find out about service availability in your region of the Northern Territory.
Key websites and hotlines
NT Government Coronavirus website, including:
National Coronavirus hotline: 1800 020 080
(11 March 2020) COVID-19: A potential public health problem for homeless populations, Lancet Public Health
(13 March 2020) Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard, The Conversation
(30 March 2020) Understanding the implications of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for private companies, KPMG
(31 March 2020) Return to Country – Referral form for assistance, NT Government (please note that people need to enter quarantine 14 days prior to the date they wish to return to their community)
(7 April 2020) Notes from Rough sleeping responses to COVID-19 forum, hosted by the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness
(14 April 2020) NT Worker and Wellbeing Fund, including:
(03 June 2020) Services Australia Coronavirus resources for community groups