What We Do

Spare Keys is a registered charity that helps find crisis accommodation for people who are temporarily homeless. We find people who have spare rooms to offer (like hotels, BnBs and granny flats) and link them with organisations that provide emergency accommodation to victims of domestic violence, families of sick kids, and those who are unexpectedly without a roof over their head. Our goal is to end Australia’s homeless accommodation crisis. Forever.

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Help Us Out

Donate to Spare Keys and help us provide rooms for those in need – you might even save a life.

Who We Work With

Spare Keys acts as a bridge between hotels and individuals who have empty rooms, and emergency and temporary accommodation providers who find rooms for the homeless, victims of domestic violence, families staying away from home whilst their loved ones receive hospital treatment, and other people for whom booking a room at a hotel or on AirBnB is not an option due to cost, or some other form of disadvantage.

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Spare Keys is  Registered Charity

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The Size of the Problem

Right now, in Australia, there are 106,000 homeless people. 60% of them are women, and many of those are homeless because they’re fleeing a domestic violence situation … Each year in Australia thousands of people are displaced due to natural disasters – 20,000+ people had to evacuate as a result of Cyclone Debbie, Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires left more than 7,500 people homeless, and six months after Cyclone Yasi 1,000 people were still unable to live in their homes … Last year in Queensland almost 2,000 families stayed in a Ronald McDonald house because they had a loved one in hospital.