Safe Places Emergency Accommodation

Grant Category Crisis Accommodation
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of Department of Social Services
Selection process Open
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

The Australian Government is inviting eligible organisations, via an open competitive process, to apply for capital grants under the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to deliver new emergency and crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. It could also fund purchasing/renovations/repurposing of buildings, where it creates new emergency accommodation.

It is important that accommodation delivered under this grant provides access to appropriate and specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. Applicants who are not a domestic and family violence specialist, are required to provide evidence of a formal partnership with a domestic and family violence specialist service, or specialist Indigenous service, or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse service, that is ongoing and sustainable and must demonstrate an understanding of domestic and family violence.

The Government intends to maximise the return on its investment, the grant opportunity will prefer projects that bring together:

  • different participants to deliver the most effective model
  • contributions (whether cash or in-kind) from other levels of government, and from private and philanthropic sources.

More information

More information about the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Draft Capital Works Grant Agreement 
  • Factsheet – summarising key points from draft Capital Works Grant Agreement
  • Factsheet – locations with unmet demand
  • Content provided in the information sessions

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Other future grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system.

Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2019-3315 – Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Late application procedures for applicants impacted by the bushfires

Applicants who have been impacted by the bushfires can receive an extension to submit their Safe Places application by contacting the Community Grants Hub on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or by email at, providing they make this contact by 5pm AEDT 13 February 2020.