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about habitat for humanity australia

We build strength, stability and
self-reliance through shelter.

our story

Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of Habitat for Humanity, an international not-for-profit that originated in Georgia, United States in 1976. Habitat for Humanity began as a grassroots effort driven by the vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The housing organisation has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Since then it has been our mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

We believe everyone deserves a safe
and decent place to live.

we provide a hand up, not a hand out

We don’t give hand-outs; we give people hand-ups by building homes in partnership with families in Australia and overseas. We work with vulnerable families to build new homes, transforming lives, and support the development of housing finance and construction markets so that more working poor families can access affordable and safe housing.

we do more than just build houses

We not only build homes, we build communities. We address water supply and sanitation issues and in some communities provide health and educational services – like teaching financial literacy and livelihood training. This is vital knowledge communities can share with others. It’s a ‘pay it forward’ model and the beginning of generational change.

our strategic plan

Our goal is to triple our impact and scale our work by 2025. Find out how we plan to achieve our goals and how you can support us to transform the lives of thousands of families in need in Australia and overseas.

Our Values


We are part of something bigger than ourselves


We take personal responsibility for Habitat's mission


We do what we think is right, even when it is difficult or unpopular


We are friendly, respectful and considerate

Habitat for Humanity Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the peoples of the Eora Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waters of Australia. 

We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Habitat for Humanity is accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing the Australian Government’s development program. Habitat for Humanity Australia receives support through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

Habitat For Humanity Australia ABN: 29 131 976 004
Habitat for Humanity Australia Overseas Aid Fund ABN: 36 747 459 174
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