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

18 October 2018

The NSW Government has developed three different options for the Master Plan that will guide redevelopment of Waterloo over the next 15 to 20 years.

28 September 2018
Shelter NSW, together with fellow peak bodies, service providers, State Government agencies and Local Government, the development sector, and representatives from students, tertiary education and migrant organisations were asked to participate in the Ministerial Forum on Overcrowding.

The stated purpose of the Forum, held on the 19 September 2018 was to;

27 September 2018

As partners of the Make Renting Fair campaign we have been anticipating the long awaited outcome of the review into the NSW residential tenancy laws. Last week the NSW Government introduced the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018. The bill is generally positive and includes;

21 September 2018

In this edition of Around the House we explore;

19 September 2018

In February and March 2018 Shelter NSW and the Tenants Union of NSW held consultation forums across New South Wales to gauge reactions and gather feedback on a range of options concerning new protections for residents of long term supported group accommodation. These proposals are being made as the NSW Government transfers services for people with disability, including the management of supported group homes, to the non-government sector in accordance with its commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.