Welcome to Shelter NSW

Shelter NSW is the State’s peak housing advocacy and policy body. We are a not-for-profit organisation, working collaboratively with Government and the community to lead, influence and advocate for a fair and just housing system.

Born from the housing activism of the 1970’s, we continue to be the voice of consumers and those who are excluded and marginalised from the housing system. We work to ensure policies, practices and legislation recognises the dignity of all individuals through quality, secure and affordable housing.

Shelter NSW provides systemic advocacy across all aspects of the housing system. Our advice is grounded in evidence and research and is always independent.

Latest news

16 November 2018

Shelter NSW commissioned Prof. Phibbs and Lisa Anne King to model the likely affordable housing that will be delivered by the Affordable Rental Housing Targets set by the Greater Sydney Commission in their Greater Sydney Region and District Plans.

The research also models the delivery of new affordable housing if SEPP 70 was extended to councils across the Greater Sydney region.

16 November 2018

The latest research released by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), “Social Housing as infrastructure: an investment pathway” provides a comprehensive picture of social housing in Australia; the current unmet need, the projected need over the next 20 years, the cost of building social housing and what is the most efficient way to finance new social housing.

16 November 2018

This update provides a brief outline of current opportunities and imperatives in the NSW planning system for local governments to increase the availability of affordable housing in their localities.

Read the document here.

9 November 2018

Together with the Tenants Union NSW, Churches Housing, the Uniting Church Synod NSW/ACT, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Polic Association of NSW, we wrote to region and metropolitan councils across NSW asking for their support for a motion to be put to the Local Government NSW Conference in Albury 21-23 October 2018 asking for action to address our State housing and rental affordability crisis.

The housing crisis affects parts of NSW differently. Obvious effects in the Sydney metropolitan are causing knock on effects in nearby regions.

29 October 2018