Stamp duty in SA – $30K you’ll never get back

Did you know that South Australia has the second highest stamp duty rate in Australia?   In today’s tough housing market, the cost of stamp duty on top of the price for a house can be the deciding factor in decisions to buy as more and more South Australians are locked out of home ownership.  To

2018 Annual Report

Shelter SA’s past year has been a mix of achievements, some staff changes and a new State Government.  The Board’s key objective has been to continue to support our excellent operational team in the pursuit of our strategic plan.  This has been another year of important achievements for Shelter SA, and we acknowledge and thank

Blue Sky Thinking, Housing Solutions in Mount Gambier

Shelter SA held a workshop in August to identify what Mount Gambier needs more of in terms of housing. We used our "blue sky thinking" method, encouraging attendees to think of positive housing solutions to help solve problems unique to the regional city. Report Media Release

Parity Article – Learning from the Past, Looking into the Future

We are currently seeing a spike in older women needing assistance with the affordability and security of their housing, homelessness and the costs of living. With the working conditions, women experienced years ago, lower wages, time off for raising children and no superannuation, it is easy to see why this crisis is happening for a generation of women today. We must learn

Guides for school students

Shelter SA has published a series of resources for school students to learn more about us and our work. Our first two guides cover Shelter SA's role, an explanation of social housing and the difference between public and community housing. Please share with any school students you know and contact us if you have other

Regional Engagement Strategy Consultations

The Shelter SA team has visited the Riverland, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln to consult with government and non-government housing and homelessness workers to discuss the challenges unique to the regions.   The objective of the Regional Engagement Strategy consultations is to discuss all things housing that affects people living and working in rural and remote

Residential Parks Act review submission

Shelter SA has written a submission to the Commissioner of Consumer and Business Services and support the South Australian Residential Parks Residents Association (SARPRA) submission to the Review of the Residential Parks Act 2007 (the Act).   Shelter SA recognises the importance of resident voices, views and their right to an affordable place to call home.

Renting a house in SA 2015

There is a lack of reliable South Australian data about the numbers of tenants experiencing issues that arise within the private rental market. The aim of this paper is to provide information about the private renter’s experience based on published research, the work of Australian tenant unions and Shelter SA consultations. Renting a House in