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.

Multicultural Directory

Multicultural Directory
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Explore our Multicultural Services Directory


ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

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ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

This event will bring together key ALP people including Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek, and Housing Spokesperson Doug Cameron. Our panel of experts will discuss how we address Australia's housing needs into the future.


Simulation of Welfare System Reveals Raising Newstart Would Reduce Poverty Gap https://t.co/8pingZryGn via @probononews

Common sense prevails with #housing identified as a community priority for next 10 years under #ClosingtheGapRefresh at #COAG. #auspol #ntpol

Its Coffee Time at SBs on Hutt Street. Great Food, Fantastic Coffee! #coffee #Adelaide #SouthAustralia

Who really benefits from #NegativeGearing?
High-income households and Liberal held electorates biggest beneficiaries Primarily benefits high income households
Young are the biggest losers
Liberal held electorates biggest winners @NationalShelter https://t.co/oah78aphSJ

Who really benefits from #negativegearing? #housing #spin @NationalShelter https://t.co/ojZigcXknM

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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

2911, 2018

Media Release

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

2410, 2018

Media Release

In this edition: Media release: Public Housing Spin Vs Progress.

1409, 2018

Media Release

In this edition: Innovation born out of community resources media release.   

2308, 2018

Media release

Media Release: Shelter for those who sheltered us, public housing cash trail with


2211, 2018

Housing Matters

In this edition: Bill Shorten's Policy Position on Housing, Correction, Aboriginal Cultural Advisory

1411, 2018

Housing Matters

In this edition: Key priorities for housing, Labor Fringe event, pets and renting,

711, 2018

Housing Matters

In this edition: Networking event for young workers, Aboriginal communities' legal needs, Vulnerable

3010, 2018

Media Release

In this edition: Annual General Meeting and Health and Housing Expo media release.

1610, 2018

Housing Matters

In this edition: Thank you to our members, Adelaide City Council Candidates and housing,