Homelessness (HPLS)

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides free legal assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We run 15 outreach clinics in Sydney and Newcastle. Read More

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Urgent need for more legal services for DV victims: Report

6 Mar 2017

More resources are needed to address the complex legal needs of women escaping domestic violence, according to a new report,...

More homeless people in the City of Sydney than ever before

24 Feb 2017

Final numbers for the City of Sydney’s Street count, released today, show that there are more homeless people in the...

StreetCare join Minister for City of Sydney street count

22 Feb 2017

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, members of StreetCare, PIAC’s consumer advisory group on homelessness, participated in the City...

Homelessness increasing in NSW: research

6 Dec 2016

The significant increase in number of people experiencing homelessness in NSW is the focus of the November edition of Parity,...

About this project

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) addresses the legal needs of homeless people and plays an active role in reducing homelessness.

With the support of pro bono lawyers from some of Australia’s leading law firms, we run free legal clinics for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our in-house lawyers also provide legal representation in criminal and civil law matters.

We work closely with government and service providers on issues relating to homelessness, and develop policy through our consumer advisory committee, StreetCare.

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