Maribyrnong Homelessness Protocol

The purpose of the Maribyrnong Homelessness Protocol is to provide a framework for Council to respond to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the City of Maribyrnong. The framework also encourages the implementation of prevention strategies.

Council’s approach to homelessness is based on the principles of social justice and harm minimisation or prevention. Council’s approach aligns with the Council Plan 2017-2021, which incorporates the Health and Wellbeing Plan, and the Human Rights and Social Justice Framework 2017-2021.

The protocol will be applied when:

  • Persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness requests information from Council about where to go for assistance.
  • Members of the community request support from Council for a person who is experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Council officers become aware of a person who is homelessness who is sleeping in a public place.

 Download Maribyrnong Homelessness Protocol(PDF, 533KB)