Bethlehem House
at a glance.

Bethlehem House is:

  • A 24-hour service centre for people experiencing homelessness , situated in 225 Harrington Street, North Hobart.
  • A special work of the St Vincent de Paul Society, and has been operating continuously since 1972.
  • Tasmania‚Äôs largest provider of crisis and transitional accommodation for people experiencing homelessness .
  • Staffed by qualified and experienced staff, 24hr a day.
  • Able to provide 12,500 bed nights every year across various secure facilities.
  • Currently supplying over 30,000 meals per year to residents and people experiencing homelessness.
  • Partially funded by the Australian Government, Tasmanian Government, Tasmanian Community Fund, Hobart City Council, private benefactors and donors.
  • Supported by schools, service groups, the wider community, and contributions from residents.

Bethlehem House is grateful for the generosity of individuals, businesses and the wider community who continue to support our work assisting people experiencing homelessness.


Bethlehem House exists to look after people experiencing homelessness or men at risk of losing their home. Offering a range of accommodation options, Bethlehem House can provide a temporary home at our crisis centre in 255 Harrington Street, North Hobart. After a needs assessment, residents can remain at Bethlehem House, with support, until they are back on their feet.

Bethlehem House provides single rooms with shared bathroom facilities. In addition, Bethlehem house offers:

  • Courtyard garden
  • Dining facilities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Fully catered meals service
  • IT facilities
  • Onsite laundry
  • Priority access to affordable long-term housing
  • Quiet areas
  • TV lounge

Our goal at Bethlehem House is to offer our residents the compassion and support they need to re-join the community in a confident and meaningful way. If you would like to donate to support our work, please click the button below.

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The staff at Bethlehem House understand that making the transition from people experiencing homelessness back into the community can be challenging. That is why they are dedicated to assisting residents to plan for their transition from the day they arrive. Bethlehem House staff help residents to work towards their individual goals, such as:

  • Accessing legal services, accommodation, and employment;
  • Activities
  • Assisting with medical and mental health referrals;
  • Assisting with referrals for pensions, benefits, other financial assistance;
  • Financial planning and debt management;
  • Forming new friendships and networks; and
  • Reintegration planning
  • Rebuilding relationships;
  • Specialist counselling

For many residents, Bethlehem House is a stable, constant, and safe space from where they can plan for a life ahead free of many of the challenges that first brought them to the home in the first place.

We are proud of the work we do in assisting people experiencing homelessness to restart their lives and grateful to everyone who supports our efforts to make such positive outcomes possible.

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Crisis Accommodation

Bethlehem House primarily accommodates people experiencing homelessness. We have a variety of emergency and transitional accommodation options available for up to 70 men. The length of stay varies from one day to long-term for men with transitional needs.

24 hour admission to Bethlehem House is available through the out-of-hours service for men who are experiencing homelessness or in personal crisis and in need of temporary accommodation.

Bethlehem House, along with government and other providers, cooperate to prevent and limit the effects of experiencing homelessness. If they need to reside at Bethlehem House, our staff are on hand to residents re-establish a life post homelessness in secure housing as quickly as possible.

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