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If you are visiting metropolitan centres from a remote community, whether to visit friends and family or to attend a medical appointment, there is safe, secure and culturally appropriate accommodation that you may be able to stay at during your visit.
If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless there are services specifically for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
as well as general services
Transitional accommodation centres
Transitional accommodation centres provide safe, secure and culturally appropriate accommodation to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. They provide accommodation to people who are travelling between remote communities or across borders to access services - eg medical supports.
Wangka Wilurrara (located at Ceduna) and Lakeview (located at Port Augusta) provide affordable and safe accommodation for up to 12 weeks. They are staffed by people with local knowledge and Aboriginal language skills, and can provide information, advice and referral to other services. They may also be able to help you return to your community or country.
They provide various types of accommodation, including:
- one room units with double and single beds
- one bedroom units with kitchens (independent living units)
- large and small wiltjas (tents).
They may be able to help you access services, including:
- medical supports
- rehabilitation services for drugs, alcohol and gambling
- domestic and family violence services.
Transitional accommodation rates
|Accommodation type || Per night|| Per week || Per fortnight|
|Wiltja (tent)|| $ 5|| $ 35||$ 70|
|Unit/hut || $ 9|| $ 63 || $126|
|Independent living unit|| $ 13|| $ 91|| $182|
|All child charges|| $ 2|| $ 14||$ 28|
Rent charges are per adult and costs cover 2 meals a day (breakfast and supper).
For more information contact:
Phone: 8625 3522
Phone: 8641 2944
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Aboriginal Hostels provide culturally appropriate support and accommodation, and may be able to provide advice and information on services in their area.
Gladys Elphick Hostel
29 Second Avenue
Klemzig SA 5087
Phone: 8261 6188
Fax: 8267 4388
2 Clements Street
Dudley Park SA 5008
Phone: 8269 5254
Fax: 8269 1768
55 Dew Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: 8234 2488
Fax: 8234 2895
2 Oban Street
Beulah Park SA 5067
Phone: 8332 2352
Fax: 8332 4835
Lois O’Donoghue Hostel
34 Johnson Street
Port Augusta SA 5700
Phone: 8642 6658
Fax: 8641 1779
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On this siteAboriginal health and wellbeing Aboriginal support services
Directory of Aboriginal services (PDF 170KB)
Aboriginal hostels throughout Australia (PDF 2.1MB)
For an alternative version of this document contact Aboriginal Hostels