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. Our advocacy includes media campaigns, public speaking, research and community engagement to promote public debate and raise awareness about housing affordability.

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those 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 - Advocacy
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Shelter SA informs and recommends policy changes or resists policy changes, where needed, to improve housing outcomes for people living on low incomes in South Australia. 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 that aim to improve housing outcomes for people living on low incomes.

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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 it and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions.

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Evicted - Rental Exist Survey
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Calling all South Australian renters, landlords and property managers to take our three-minute survey "Moving On" about the end of  tenancies and share on your socials!

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While we’ve met before, today was the first ‘official’ meeting of the Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council under the National Cabinet.

Important work addressing a national crisis together.


#Housing #Homelessness

🏠 "A Ballarat-based initiative is working to help vulnerable women find a secure home by engaging construction students from disadvantaged backgrounds."
Congratulations Platinum Institure Institute Australia and @WPIorg -- fantastic project.


Target? Sounds like a ceiling not the floor we’d hope for. Current public housing land can & should deliver a lot more than 30%, esp with greater density. If general public land then 30% is a good start (assuming land is well-located for resi).#nswpol https://twitter.com/ChrisMinnsMP/status/1599826005878775808

Australia has one of the highest proportions of seniors living in rental poverty across the developed world. Stronger tenancy laws are needed to protect renters of all ages. #makerentingfairqld

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Capital Asset
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Our build to rent model removes the cost of land from construction costs for not for profits, and ultimately helps to improve and increase housing options for South Australians living on low incomes.


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The Pickle app connects 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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604, 2021

Moving On 2021

The Shelter Moving On report is launched today! The first ever report shines

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