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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🔴 Homelessness agencies including @HuttStCentre, Westcare and Trace-A-Place will extend their operating hours for Wednesday, November 20.

🔴 In regional areas, anyone who requires services is urged to call the Homelessness Gateway, which operates 24/7 on 1800 003 308.

🔴 A state-wide Code Red extreme weather response for people sleeping rough will be activated tomorrow as the mercury is set to soar above 40C.

🔴 It means there will be additional services available for extended hours during the extreme heat.

Stay hydrated and keep safe!

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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

1908, 2019

Blog #5

Specialist Homelessness Services funding contracts; our correspondence with the Minister


2910, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Health and Housing Expo, Annual General Meeting, Annual Report and

2310, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Rise in Rental Stress Research, New Homelessness Statistics and Adult

110, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: AGM Invitation, National Shelter's Achievements and Abby's Story.

2509, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Changes to Residential Parks Act, final instalment of our 360

1609, 2019

Blog #6

The Blockage in our State Housing and Homelessness System; Barriers to the Private