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

6 September 2017

Shelter NSW is offering an exciting and rewarding full time role in our small, vibrant team.

5 September 2017

The peak housing advocacy body, Shelter NSW, today urged the NSW Government to adopt the key recommendations of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), released today in the final report of its Review of rent models for social and affordable housing.

“Social housing in NSW and around Australia is currently unsustainable” said Shelter CEO, Karen Walsh. 

21 August 2017

Today we have released three new reports, Equitable Density,  (Shelter Brief 61) produced for Shelter by City Future Research Centre at UNSW.

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.