Download your Hidden Homeless Ally manifesto

Conveniently made for you to print and fold, you can keep this on your desk at home or in the office as a reminder of the impact you are making each day.

We know through your passion and commitment to Mission Australia you’re an ally for those in need. You have seen people in need and you haven’t looked away.

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As a regular giver, you are part of a powerful movement of people who, like you, are committed to ending the silent epidemic of hidden homelessness in Australia.

Who are the hidden homeless?

Did you know only 7% of people experiencing homelessness are sleeping rough on our streets1? Hidden Homelessness can happen to anyone, through no fault of their own. Illness, job loss or domestic violence can mean people end up homeless. To survive they live in their cars, a garage or other temporary, often insecure accommodation. They are Australia’s hidden homeless.

See the difference you’re making

Every night in Australia, over 116,000 people don’t have a safe place to call home2. Together with our Hidden Homeless Allies we can provide immediate relief and ongoing support to vulnerable Australians like Ben and Callum.

When Ben* was diagnosed with cancer, his life took an unexpected turn. Unable to afford rent he was forced to live in a garage with his young son Callum*. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we helped father and son find a safe home they deserved.

*This is a true story, names and images have been changed to protect the identities of the people we help.
1,2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (2018): Census of Population and Housing: Estimating homelessness, 2016

The power of your regular gift

The impact you have as a Hidden Homeless Ally cannot be underestimated. Your generosity will continue to help people reach their potential, transform lives, and help end homelessness in Australia.

Your regular donation:

  • Gives vulnerable Australian children the childhood they deserve
  • Gives struggling families the opportunity for a brighter future
  • Provides immediate support and long-term solutions to help heal the trauma of hidden homelessness.
  • Helps end homelessness in Australia.


Together, we supported 147,913 Australians on their journey towards independence last year.


11888 Annual Report stats ICONS National

23,755 people assisted
through 78 services


11888 Annual Report stats ICONS National2

7,388 people assisted
through 13 services

Children & families

11888 Annual Report stats ICONS National

20,862 people assisted
through 63 services

Our promise to you

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Mission Australia has been helping people move towards independence, and our commitment to this vital work has never been stronger.

Thanks to your support, together we helped 149,096 people in 2023 by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies, and much more.

pie graph indicating that 91% of our income went into delivering services in 2023

In 2023, 91% of our income went straight back into delivering services that assisted vulnerable Australians.

We appreciate every donation we receive and ensure that each dollar goes where it is needed most.

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