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- what we do in Australia

We provide shelter solutions

In Australia, Habitat for Humanity supports low-income families and vulnerable groups in accessing safe shelter. This includes building or repairing shelters, and disaster risk reduction and recovery. All of our programs rely on the amazing support and hard work of volunteers. We currently operate in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

- every program supports Aussies in need

our Australian programs

- every state builds hope, homes and communities

states we work in

Learn more about the work we do in each state in Australia. We do not have offices or programs in NT, WA, ACT or TAS.

- everyone needs help to rebuild when disaster strikes.

Disaster Recovery & Resilience

Our Bushfire Recovery Program provides recovery services to people affected by the Bushfires. Our Disaster Recovery Team, consisting of volunteers, are mobilised as soon as the smoke clears to offer support and hope. We have been on the ground in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria in helping to salvage, rebuild, and assist homeowners. 

- every brick is a building block

Building homes

Our Home Ownership Program is a limited application-based program that is only available in South Australia and Victoria. Successful partner families work with in the construction of their home. Each partner family receives an interest-free loan, based on the market value of the completed home. Partner families contribute 500 hours of their own time in the planning and construction phases. This is called ‘sweat equity’.

- every volunteer makes a difference

Crisis Accommodation Renovation

We help disadvantaged people through the Brush with Kindness corporate volunteering program. The Program mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping, renovation and minor building repairs at the accommodation and support services such as emergency accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence or people experiencing homelessness. Teams can get out of the office and get their hands dirty! Through our Australian Programs, we have helped over 1,000 people through volunteering activities and engaged with more than 10,000 volunteers from both the community and corporate sectors.

- our impact stories

Stories from home

Read our Aussie partner families stories and how we gave them a hand up.

Volunteering in Brisbane.

Habitat for Humanity Australia have some great volunteering opportunities underway in Queensland. We’re excited to share with you all the great work we do in the Sunshine State, and who better to fill…

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Three volunteers stand holding up a sign stating 'Helping Hands' 'I Just Volunteered'

Meet Jan and Greg: Our Volunteers of the Year!

This year, we’re delighted to honour Jan and Greg, our Volunteers of the Year at Habitat for Humanity Australia. Their commitment to our Brush with Kindness (BWK) program in Queensland has been truly…

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Celeste stands in front of her new home holding the doorkey.

A New Home for Celeste and her Boys

In September 2023, Habitat for Humanity Victoria hosted a ‘House Handover’ event for our 70th Partner family Celeste and her three sons, Ethan, Tobias, and Max. For a number of years, Celeste has…

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