Position Available: Executive Officer

Position available for an Executive Officer on a full-time basis. Applications open 8th July and close 14th July 2020.

Contact Name

Alison Cole

Contact Phone

0418 795 464

Contact Email


The CHPQ Executive Officer role will:
• Engage with the homelessness sector across the State and encourage and promote engagement in integration and collaboration strategies
• Develop and implement appropriate consultative strategies to encourage effective representation from the diversity of Specialist Homelessness Services particularly in regional and remote areas
• Work in collaboration with the Department of Housing, Q-Shelter and other key stakeholders to improve communication in relation to key initiatives, particularly in relation to strengthening the structure of the sector and to ensure Specialist Homelessness Services and the clients they service are included and represented in all Housing and Homelessness sector planning
• Promote the role of CHPQ as a peak body to advocate for the needs of Specialist Homelessness Services. Increase awareness and funds. In consultation with members, deliver quality services relevant to the sector.

View the full Position Description.

CHPQ #RaisetheRate Letter

CHPQ has published an open letter in support of the ACOSS Raise the Rate campaign calling on the government to lift the single rate of JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and other related payments. This letter was sent to relevant Ministers and 42 Queensland MPs and Senators. Read the full letter from our President, Alison Cole here.

February meeting with Hon Luke Howarth MP

In February 2020 the Council met with Hon Luke Howarth MP, the Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services. The meeting was well attended by members of the Council representing the specialist homelessness sector in the Greater Brisbane region.

Mr Howarth provided members with an update on Department of Social Services activities within his portfolio and outlined his goal to address homelessness in a bipartisan way.

The Forum on Homelessness in Queensland and Australia included a lively and productive discussion about practical and procedural issues within the homelessness service sector.

Following on from this meeting, the Council to Homeless Persons QLD compiled a combination of practical and funding recommendations that aim to contribute to more effective homelessness support and services. The recommendations have since been forwarded to the relevant Ministers with the hope to inform future policy, procedural and funding decisions.

Since this meeting, the Council has maintained a regular and open channel of communication with Government departments in order to work together to identify and address issues within the sector.

The Council to Homeless Persons QLD hosts monthly meetings in the Brisbane region attended by representatives from homelessness organisations and guest speakers. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact us at info@chpq.org.au for more information.

March Meeting and AGM

Join us next Wednesday 27th from 10am12pm for our March meeting!

We will be joined by two representatives from Centrelink to present on the ParentsNext and Jobseeker changes. 

The meeting will be held at Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Hansford Rd Zillmere. Car parking is available at the back of 52 Handford Road. 

To RSVP, please email info@chpq.org.au.

We hope you can make it!

Guest speech with Mick Linnan

You are invited to the Council to Homeless Persons Queensland’s next Meeting!

Join us on Wednesday 27th of February for a very exciting start to the new year with special guest speaker Mick Linnan, General Manager of Service Delivery for the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works.

Time: 9:45am (for a 10am start) until 12pm
Location: YFS, 376 Kingston Road, Slacks Creek

For any further information please email info@chpq.org.au.

We hope to see you there!

Name Change

The Council to Homeless Persons Queensland is proud to announce their name change from South Queensland Council to Homeless Persons.

Council to Homeless Persons Queensland remains at the forefront of innovative solutions to homelessness, and works tirelessly for social justice for the service sector and people we work beside.


We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new name change to coincide with our Annual General Meeting for 2016.

We hope that this site will provide an opportunity for all our members and interested members of the community, to stay informed about our work and the core issues of concern to our membership.

In this NEWS section we will regularly post updates on issues to do with homelessness and we welcome any comments or suggestions that you might have.

Looking forward to seeing you all around our online community!