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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We Have to Get Our Heads Around Mental Health - we just have to. We can start by getting the balance right and increasing funding for non-government mental health supports in the next SA State Budget.

#mentalhealthawareness #fundmentalhealth #SABudget2023

Help us raise awareness around the importance of psychosocial supports by joining @MHCoalitionSA's ‘We Have to Get Our Heads Around Mental Health’ campaign: https://mhcsa.org.au/fund-mental-health/?fbclid=IwAR1NsgZ7ph3S3sSUi93ArXvOD925tEM817d_GJXzOQcqlxaaca24h0znHjg
#MentalHealthMonth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalWellbeing #TogetherWeCan #PsychosocialSupports https://twitter.com/MHCoalitionSA/status/1577048347512344579

Congrats to @4corners and the courageous women for the powerful stories about housing stress and homelessness. Not stories of an emerging problem but of systemic neglect. Govts must act to enable more social and affordable housing in partnership with community housing. Now. https://twitter.com/4corners/status/1576878475801071618

Housing and homelessness agreement savaged in Productivity Commission report https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2022/10/housing-and-homelessness-agreement-savaged-in-productivity-commission-report/ via @probononews

Australia has a housing affordability problem, with many struggling to rent or buy a home. Our report out today makes recommendations to address the problem under the next National #Housing and #Homelessness Agreement.

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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 Report

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

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