Complete our Survey on International Students Housing

Access to safe, secure and affordable housing for international students in Australia is a major issue after the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced many students to lose or give up work while also being locked out of government support. Shelter NSW is currently conducting a survey to understand more about the extent of this crisis, which we encourage all current and recently graduated international students (including both University and TAFE students) to complete if possible. 

This research will seek to understand the experience for international students struggling with housing stress or homelessness, with questions regarding the quality, amenity, affordability, accessibility, and safety of their housing, as well as the ways in which individuals have accessed (or been unable to access) different forms of housing since arriving in Australia. 

We hope to receive as many responses as possible, to better inform our future advocacy on this issue. If you know of international students who may be interested in completing or sharing this survey, please encourage them to do so as soon as possible. We thank you for your time and input, and look forward to using this information to push for real changes to the student housing system in NSW. 

Support the Everybody's Home campaign

Shelter NSW, alongside National Shelter and other partner organisations is proud to be a part of the Everybody’s Home campaign. There are several ways to get involved with the campaign as an individual, and we encourage you to head to their website via the link below to see how you can take action, whether it’s emailing an MP, signing a petition, or just learning more about how the housing affordability crisis is affecting people across the country. The information gathered by the campaign regarding local housing needs and financial stress is a brilliant resource for advocates and residents alike, and we strongly encourage you to take a look at the data for your area. 

Click the link below to check out the Everybody’s Home website, and sign up now to add your voice to the campaign!  

Defend and Extend Public Housing!

The fight for more and better public housing is ongoing across Sydney and NSW, with sites in Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern, Erskineville and beyond being slated for redevelopment over the next few years. Shelter NSW is proud to support these historic public housing communities through our advocacy. We encourage our members, locals, and anyone interested in helping with this work to get involved with this campaign to ensure that the (re)development of public housing is fair, inclusive, and meets the needs of each community.

Hands Off Glebe is an organisation that we have been working with closely over the last few months in their efforts to organise local residents and create awareness about the sale and redevelopment of sites like Cowper Street and Franklyn Street. There is plenty of work to be done, and we would love your support if you are able to lend a hand!

If you would like to support the Glebe community, please get in touch with us via email at, or with Hands Off Glebe directly via their Facebook page.

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Take Action!

The support of activists, communities, and organisations across NSW is crucial to our work at Shelter NSW. Sign up to be a member now and help us in our fight for a fairer housing system.