Welcome to Shelter SA, the Peak Body for Housing in South Australia


ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Shelter SA advocates for improved housing outcomes for South Australians who are living on low incomes and in housing need.

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Our advocacy aims to influence policy, legislative, funding and service delivery decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy includes media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research to promote public debate and awareness.

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who citizens who are in need and are most vulnerable in society, are able to:

  • Have their needs included in decisions that affect them
  • Defend and safeguard their rights
  • Have their voices genuinely considered when decisions are being made about them


ShelterSA Initiatives - Policy
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Shelter SA informs and recommends policy changes or resists policy changes, where needed. View Shelter SA's Policy Position

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Policies and legislation shape the way institutions and organisations operate and can have a huge impact on people’s everyday lives. Policies are used to determine eligibility for services, provision of resources, and determining courses of action. Shelter SA informs and recommends policy changes or resists policy changes, where needed. View Shelter SA's Policy Position


ShelterSA Initiatives - Research
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Our research is conducted to support our advocacy. Systematic investigation and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions.

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If there is an area where we believe there is not enough existing evidence to support a recommendation for change, systematic investigation into and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions.

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Youth #homelessness efforts get a lowly 2 stars from national report card #housing https://t.co/6haktb70zm via @ConversationEDU

Shame: from #BudgetLockUp to #BudgetLockout: Indigenous, women's, housing, children's groups barred from budget, writes @sallywhyte. CEO of @ACOSS slams decision. @NATSILS_ @welaust @EarlyChildAust @NationalFVPLS @NFAWomen @NationalShelter #auspol https://t.co/V9CF1uDkwv re @smh

When other states are moving to ensure renters with pets are not discriminated against SA goes the other way @marshall_steven #renting #RentInOz https://t.co/mEwZ2Ulhhy

These ads violate the truth. Even their own Treasury Department has shown Labor’s policies will have little effect on house prices and if current renters become buyers there will be lower pressure on rents. Need I point out they argue tax changes will both raise and lower prices! https://t.co/7Jcn4PxbEO

From Tasmania: "Real political leadership is desperately wanted and housing would be a good place to start."
via @BarnsGreg @themercurycomau
https://t.co/SWZdDLe1l3 @DrAliceClark @TeamYACSA @SACOSS @ShelterSa #saparli Basic needs - food, shelter, security, stability...

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Capital Asset

Capital Asset
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Our build to rent model removes the cost of land from construction cost for not for profits.


Pickle App ios android
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

The Pickle app connects young people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or in unsafe situations, to the nearest service organisation, ensuring they get the help they need when they need it.


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Latest Publications

Recent Posts & Media Releases

2502, 2019

Renter Survey

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and have experienced discrimination

2911, 2018

Media Release

In this edition: The latest National Rental Affordability Index shows that Adelaide has


503, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Adelaide Hills Renters' Workshop, Amendments to Residential Parks Legislation, and

1802, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Specialist Homelessness Services Research Summary, Child Focussed Practice, and Research

402, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Inclusionary Zoning Project Survey and Housing Sector Definitions.