What’s on


For all upcoming events, see our Event Calendar

Or, download our  2017 Calendar of Events outlining relevant awareness weeks/days and a list of conferences.

Please contact media@chp.org.au if you have any events you’d like added.

The SHS Transition Plan

In partnership with the homelessness sector, CHP is developing an Industry Transition Plan that will get us from where we are now to where we need to go in the future.  

The Commonwealth and Victorian governments are undertaking significant reforms across the community services sectors, including the disability, mental health, family violence, child and family, and housing and homelessness sectors.   Examples include the transition of clients with disability to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and development of the Victorian Housing Register.  

Over the next five months The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP), the peak body for homelessness in Victoria, will work in partnership with the SHS and DHHS to develop an industry plan designed to identify the impact of government reforms, and create strategies to meet identified future needs.

The SHS Transition Plan has to be delivered to DHHS in March 2018. 

Read about the plan in full

Two Industry Transition Planning Forum dates have been set: 
Friday 8th December in Ballarat (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Wednesday 13th December in Melbourne CBD (9:30am – 12:30pm)
Further information, including the venues for these forums will be shared shortly.  Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of each forum to allow for networking opportunities.




Face-to-Face Ice Training

Free training is now available for all Victorians who come into contact with ice-affected people as part of their job.

360Edge, consultants in alcohol and other drug responses, will deliver half day face to face workshops to frontline workers across Victoria as part of the Victorian Government’s $45.5 million ice action plan ‘Taking action, Stopping ice.’

The training will roll out in multiple locations across the State over the next three years. New training sessions will be added to our booking platform regularly.
To see all sessions available and to register, visit: www.360edge.com.au/events/#free-ice-training
Download the flyer


2018 PESP recruitment – applications now open

A chance for consumers to improve the homelessness system

Have you experienced homelessness and want to help improve the homelessness service system? Or, do you know someone who fits that description?

Applications are now open to become a Peer Education and Support Program team member.

Members commit to being involved for two years, during which time they take part in focus groups, media activities, public speaking, and consulting with services and government.

Our current PESP team has clocked innumerable hours helping the community, media and decision-makers better understand homelessness.

Team members receive training and ongoing support and, are reimbursed for their time.

Please contact PESP Team Leader Cassandra Bawden for more information.To display a PESP application flyer for your clients, download one here

Applications close: January 17, 2018