National Shelter is committed to ensuring that low-income Australians have access to a home that is affordable, appropriate, safe and secure.

National Shelter was formed in 1975 by housing activists and collectives with the backing of the Whitlam government. There was a view that a national organisation was needed to make change happen. 

Since then National Shelter has worked towards every Australian having a safe, secure, and affordable home by influencing housing policy and raising public awareness and action on housing issues. We are a trusted and independent voice. 

National Shelter does not receive any government funding. Our work is made possible by the generosity of our members, donors, and through project funds. 

We are a small team with a national impact. 

National Shelter is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

If you’d like to discuss your intended donation or have any questions about National Shelter please contact [email protected] or 0402 927 243

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