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Byron Shire Street Count

Byron Shire Council

The Byron Shire Street Count measures the number of people sleeping rough (such as in tents, cars or with no shelter at all) in local area.


Availability: Underway

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: Not yet defined

70 Station St

Requires face to face contact: Yes



The Street Count provides 'point in time' data that is collected in a 2 hour period to identify the number of people who are rough sleeping in the local area.

The project will support the street count by mapping the process, participating in planning and implementation and co-developing resources.


Data collected will be used to inform strategies and responses to homelessness issues. It will also be used to advocate for the resources necessary to create sustainable solutions to homelessness.

Mapping the process of conducting the street count will mean this knowledge can be shared.

Resources, such as a wallet-card listing local services, can be distributed locally.

Needs to be addressed

The project will allow us to understand local rough sleeping statistics and be able to track change over time.

Benefits to students

The project is an opportunity to participate in research, process mapping and improvement and stakeholder engagement across a full cycle from initiation to completion. It addresses a significant and complex social issue and draws puts a culturally sensitive, trauma informed approach into action.


Southern Cross University

A student placement (as discussed with the individual student prior).


Supervision, pre-existing information and documentation, work space, etc.