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NAIDOC Week 2024 | A lifetime of impact on Indigenous lives, one brush, one team, one smile at a time
This year during NAIDOC week we worked alongside our corporate partners across Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane to provide Indigenous housing with much needed repairs and renovations.  We mobilised 180 corporate volunteers who…
interior of a home that is falling apart.
The Surging Housing Crisis is Straining the Health of Everyday Australians.
The connection between housing and health is undeniable, as Australia's current housing crisis continues to impact people nationwide, the health implications of inadequate housing are becoming more and more apparent.…
Habitat for Humanity Australia’s New Subsidised Rental Program for Women and Children in Need
What is SHARP?  SHARP is Habitat for Humanity Australia’s Subsidised Housing and Affordable Rental Program. Affordable housing not only provides the fundamental need of every family for safe and stable…
Australia’s Women and Children Need All of Us Right Now: Homelessness and Domestic Violence in Australia
When you think of Australia, you think of beautiful beaches and a vibrant country however there is an underlying social issue that sits beneath the beauty: domestic violence. The leading…
Habitat for Humanity Australia completes the construction of emergency accommodation for Indigenous women and children escaping domestic violence
We are pleased to share that our newly built Domestic Violence Refuge in Sydney is now complete. The project has been long awaited and will support Indigenous women and children…
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Studio Purpose | Supporting Homeless Youth
Habitat for Humanity South Australia is committed to supporting 1 in 9 homeless youth access safe accommodation in Murray Bridge through the Studio Purpose project. Studio Purpose is a partnership…

Stories from overseas

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Meet Sahana: Building Resilience and Community in the Heart of Dhaka 
In the heart of northwest Dhaka, lies Duaripara, one of the largest informal settlements in the region. Here, amidst the maze of narrow alleys and tightly packed homes, a remarkable…
Unlocking the Power of Corporate Volunteering Overseas: Building Homes in Partnership with Families in Need 
In recent years, corporate volunteering has emerged as a powerful tool for both social impact and employee engagement. One particularly impactful form of corporate volunteering is participating in overseas projects…
Meet Mrs Thuan
Life has not been kind to Mrs Thuan and her family. She lives in a degraded house in a southern Vietnamese province called Dong Thap, with her two children. Her…
Join our Global Village and Travel with Impact this year!
Impact travel is revolutionising the way we see the world and ourselves within it. Unlike traditional tourism, which often skirts around the edges of local communities, impact travel plunges you…
International Women’s Day Global Village, Q&A with a volunteer!
Deb recently joined Habitat for Humanity Australia on a Global Village in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for International Women's Day! Deb was one of 38 volunteers who fundraised and built four…
Resilient Housing, WASH and Education: Here’s what we’ve been up to in Cambodia.
Habitat for Humanity Australia has been making significant strides in our international programs, particularly through our initiatives in Battambang Province, Cambodia. The program, aimed at empowering vulnerable communities to recover…

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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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Q&A with Global Village Volunteers

Jebby and Chelsea are two wonderful volunteers who joined us on our Phnom Penh Global Village Build in May 2023. Both Jebby and Chelsea were a joy to have on the build, and…

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Building a Better World | Spring 2023

This spring we bring you our latest Build a Better World newsletter featuring Global Village updates, the latest Bushfire Resilience news, a reflection on NAIDOC week and an exclusive Safewill partnership offer. 

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The Housing Crises in Australia

It is 2023 and Australia is still grappling with a complex and pressing issue – homelessness. Every year, thousands of Australians find themselves without a place to call home, facing a daunting and…

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Building a Better World | Autumn 2023

Read our latest Building a Better World newsletter. Read our heartwarming story about our youngest fundraiser Sophia, learn more about housing and climate change, innovations in India and an exciting way to engage…

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Building a Better World | Spring 2022

This spring we bring you our latest Building a Better World Newsletter talking about our Bushfire Resilience Program, Updates from Ukraine and the exciting return of our overseas volunteering program Global Village. …

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Building a Better World | Autumn 2022

Read our latest Building a Better World newsletter. Read about our update on Tonga, Water for Women Project in Fiji and our Bushfire Recovery work in Eurobodalla. Download the Newsletter here. 

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Habitat for Humanity at COP26

Ensuring that climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts help close the housing gap for the most vulnerable Habitat for Humanity calls on COP26 delegates to reduce carbon emissions without raising the cost of housing…

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