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


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.


Our core values are Housing for all, Human Dignity, Partnership, Faith in Action, Diversity & Inclusiveness.


A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.


To bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Home is the Key

Our mission is to demonstrate God’s love in action by mobilising partner families, volunteers and corporate partners to provide appropriate housing solutions in sustainable communities. We believe a decent home provides much more than bricks and mortar. It’s the foundation for the future, giving families the opportunity to be healthier, happier and more secure, and leads to stronger communities that can grow and sustain themselves.

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.

Transparency is the key to building strong relationships with our supporters.

Every donor builds homes, hope and communities. Without their support, our work would not be possible. With the help of our generous supporters, in the last financial year Habitat for Humanity globally served over 35 million people. This includes building and repairing homes and shelters, livelihood training and access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene. Our life-changing work would not be possible without our generous supporters. For over 30 years we have prided ourselves on ensuring donations are invested in a cost-effective, efficient and sustainable manner to help families in need build strength, stability and independence. To learn more about where your money goes, see our latest Annual Report or contact us on 1800 88 55 99.

how we use your donations