Welcome to the website of Shelter NSW, the state’s peak advocate for housing justice. Shelter unites the voices of low-income tenants and non-profit organisations working on their behalf.

We conduct research and education on housing issues, and advocate to government to make the housing system work better for those on low incomes.

We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation and are not aligned to any political party or commercial organisation.

Become a member to support our work towards a fair and just housing system: to apply to be a member or subscriber, download our membership/subscription form.

We do not provide emergency accommodation or other housing: if you need housing assistance, please see our 'Need help?' list of agencies.


Latest news

4 July 2017

The June issue of Shelter's journal, Around the House, can now be downloaded from the web-site. This is a bumper issue of Around the House.  It includes a look at both the Commonwealth and State budgets, the IPART draft report, issues with development and redevelopment, cities and regions, Airbnb, the new 'bond aggregator' NDIS, information sessions for public tenants on community housing stock transfers..... 

20 June 2017

Despite record revenue and a $4.5 billion surplus, the NSW state budget handed down today has offered almost nothing to the 76% of low income renters living in rental stress, according to Shelter Executive Officer, Mary Perkins.

15 June 2017

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The Shelter NSW Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Walsh as the organisation’s Executive Officer.

8 June 2017

Mary Perkins, Shelter NSW’s Executive Officer will be leaving at the end of June.

After 16 yrs in the role she believes it’s time for her to step back from a job she loves  and for someone else to lead Shelter.

1 June 2017

The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, today released a 'comprehensive package for first home buyers' and announced the second phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

The package includes:

1 June 2017

The ‘comprehensive package for first home buyers’  announced today by the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, will do little to help housing affordability in the medium term, according to Mary Perkins, Executive Officer of housing advocacy group, Shelter NSW.