Inaugural Australian Homelessness Monitor launched

21 May 2018

Launch Housing released the first ever Australian Homelessness Monitor, commissioned by independent research produced from UNSW's Professor Hal Pawson and Professor Peter Saunders, with UQ's Associate Professor Cameron Parsell (ISSR Group Leader). Professor Paul Memmott, ISSR Group Leader and Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC), also contributed through advice in relation to Indigenous Australians.

The newly released Australian Homelessness Monitor is a ground breaking, national longitudinal study of homelessness across Australia. The Monitor tracks and reports on key data that reveals trends and insights into Australia's homelessness epidemic, and serves as an authoritative guide for policy makers, with real practical solutions that can yield immediate effects.



Media release          

Executive summary infographics

Key risks




Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 Overview

This overview summarises and responds to the Monitor full report, which was produced by ISSR's Associate Professor Cameron Parsell in partnership with researchers at UNSW.

Download the overview (PDF 1.3MB)


Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 Full Report

The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 is an in-depth, longitudinal analysis examining the changes in the scale and nature of homelessness in Australia, as well as how social, economic and policy drivers influence these changes.

Download the full report (PDF 3.4MB)



Attributions: The Monitor was funded by Launch Housing, a community organisation; and co-authored by ISSR's Associate Professor Cameron Parsell, and UNSW researchers Professor Hal Pawson (City Futures Research Centre), Professor Peter Saunders (Social Policy Research Centre), Dr Trish Hill (Social Policy Research Centre), and Dr Edgar Liu (City Futures Research Centre).