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

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The McGowan Government will waive rental payments for small businesses and not-for-profit groups in Government-owned buildings for six months. https://t.co/1VgJr7zgVO

Please have a ❤️ @marshall_steven and restore our funding so that we can assist you with evidence-based policy to help vulnerable South Australians at this worrying time - the tender details are irrelevant to the decision to remove our block funding and cannot replace a peak body

@WgarNews @gypsybels @BlakandBlack @RobRobbEdwards @LadyPoop2 @ShelterSa @OddemocracyA @NationalShelter @DrAliceClark @anne_clothier @WhteRbbnAdvocat @prudinx @Triplejay58 @L_DeWeaver @lynlinking @HomelessnessAus @rationalbitch @SaveOurForests_ @BakchosGlass @BenReynolds73 @paulinehollywoo @shelterwa @ACTShelter @ShelterTasmania @qldshelter @GreenLeftOnline @Michz45 @mormorlady @NspTrp @GerryGeorgatos @SuicidePrevAU @AfterSuicideAU @lobbycoorg @FaiMujer @indinegous @AAHRW @Bishop64 @sirisgonerogue @twtrrr @RightsLGBTI @OBallmark2 @janettj777 @PCKJ3627 @JennyPineapple2 @canberratimes @NationalFVPLS It's a pity they couldn't find compassion in their hearts before the corona virus came along. Its only the health and welfare of the general population that makes the government take action

Very concerned to hear from an older and immunocompromised relative that she had a rental inspection today! She is in her 80's and should not be forced to let strangers into her home at this time. No precautions were taken @AlboMP @ScottMorrisonMP @healthgovau @REIANational

@ShelterSa Pity. The right decisions need to be made to prevent a firesale of rental properties. Shelter and safety are basic needs. People need a place to call "home"

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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, and ultimately helps to improve and increase housing options for South Australians living on low incomes.


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

602, 2020

Media Release

Media Release: Sub-Standard and Overcrowded in Coober Pedy

212, 2019

Blog #7

Once in a lifetime spend on housing $400m

1908, 2019

Blog #5

Specialist Homelessness Services funding contracts; our correspondence with the Minister


1803, 2020

Housing Matters

In this edition we call for more support for people experiencing homelessness, an

1103, 2020

Housing Matters

In this edition: How Does Shelter SA Measure Up, a Successful Launch, 12

303, 2020

Housing Matters

In this edition: Renters' Rights, Commissioner for Children and Young People's Annual Report,