Council recognises the rights of all community members to use public spaces, whilst also recognising our responsibility to ensure we have a safe and peaceful community.
There is no enforcement with respect to homelessness. Enforcement will only apply where a law (local or state) has been or is being breached (for example, where there is associated illegal or criminal activity), at which point it becomes a Policing issue.
Our approach to people experiencing homelessness is guided by the principles of ‘Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities’ where people are treated with care, respect, safety and dignity at all times regardless of their circumstances.
If you are concerned for someone who might be sleeping rough in Melton, you can notify us of the location online, or you can contact our customer service team on 9747 7200 to provide us with more information.
Notify us of the location
If you feel the person may be of danger to themselves or others, or if they have children under the age of 18 years old with them, please call 000.
What happens after the rough sleeping notification is made?
Council, along with a range of service providers, have established a partnership initiative to efficiently respond to rough sleeping throughout our city. Once we receive the notification, we will inform our partnering service providers who will coordinate a visit to the location and engage with the person on their housing and other support needs.