Read on for more information about offering free accommodation for those in need and how to create a listing.
Find emergency accommodation or offer a spare room to those affected by the Queensland floods for free
Due to the recent floods across Far North Queensland, many people are unable to return to their homes and may require short-term accommodation. There is also expected to be an influx of contingency workers arriving in affected areas to assist with the recovery efforts. This may put added pressure on the short-term accommodation market around these areas.
Offering up your spare room for free to someone displaced due to the floods or to a contingent worker, will help to greatly relieve this pressure.
If you’ve been affected by the current floods and need short term accommodation, you can find free disaster relief accommodation in QLD. This feature is currently available from December 20th to January 20th, but this date will be extended if needed.
There are no fees to list a disaster relief property or to connect with those looking for short-term crisis accommodation during this period.
To offer your room to those in need, simply list your place on Flatmates.com.au and opt-in as a “disaster relief listing” between December 20th and January 20th. There are no fees to list a disaster relief property or to connect with those looking for short-term accommodation during this period.
Yes. If you would like to do so, please message us either on the platform or at firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to your listing and our moderation team can do this for you. If you are converting an old listing, you will need to ensure that your bond, rent and bills are set to $0.
Flatmates is also helping traditional accommodation providers like motels, hotels and other holiday accommodation providers connect with those in need. You can list your property on Flatmates.com.au to connect with those who require accommodation. Simply follow the steps to complete.
Once listed, those in need of accommodation will be able to connect with you immediately and you will be able to reach out to them.
You can create one by going to our disaster relief page and selecting whichever option suits your needs: “Offer my room” or “I need accommodation.” From there you will be prompted to make an account and then your listing. Once done, your listing will be made live on the disaster relief page.
Chat with the person you’ll be moving in with or who is moving in with you. As with all shared situations, even if it’s short-term, it’s important that everyone is comfortable living with each other.
Set a proposed length of stay. This may change, so be flexible, but it can be helpful to have in writing a proposed length of stay for clarity for both the property lister and the person requiring accommodation. Disaster relief accommodation listed on Flatmates.com.au must be free. If a listing was placed as free, but you are being asked for payment, please report this to Flatmates.com.au.
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