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

We provide shelter solutions

We do this through building and repairing shelters, disaster risk reduction and recovery, a housing rental initiative, maintenance training for women, ReStore shops and volunteering programs. We currently operate in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

every program supports Aussies in need

our Australian programs

every volunteer makes a difference

Renovate shelters

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 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 1000 people through volunteering activities and engaged with more than 10,000 volunteers from both the community and corporate sectors.

every volunteer makes a difference

Build shelters

Our Home Ownership program is a limited application-based program that is only available in South Australia and Victoria. Our partner families receive an interest-free loan, based on the market value of the completed home and contribute 500 hours of their own time in the planning and construction phases. We call this sweat equity.

Rental program

We believe that all Australians should have access to a safe and secure home, yet sadly recognise that there is currently an imbalance between supply and demand for affordable rentals all around the country. Habitat for Humanity Australia is committed to finding a solution for the current housing crisis and aims to become a landlord of choice for the vulnerable in our community who don’t qualify for social housing, yet can’t afford private rentals. Our Subsidised Housing and Affordable Rental Program (SHARP) works with housing developers and investors, as well as private owners of empty units, to provide affordable rentals to those who need it, whilst being financially profitable.

our social enterprise

Habitat Restore

Restore is Habitat for Humanity Australia’s social enterprise that accepts new and gently used goods, with all proceeds supporting our Australian based programs. Not only are items available to purchase at a significantly reduced price, but everything you buy is one less item that ends up in landfill. Everyone deserves a decent and secure place to live, and Habitat Restore supports this mission.

Habitat Women

Women are severely under-represented in the construction industry, making up only 1% of many trades workforce. Our Habitat Women program provides women who have experienced barriers to employment with hands-on training in the maintenance and repairs space. This twelve week syllabus provides women with a positive learning experience which builds confidence and skills in a way that leads to employment in the construction industry. We recruit cohort members several times a year, and operate out of TAFE Meadowbank.

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.

Volunteer in Australia

Do something different and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Australia. We have volunteering programs in both Australia and overseas in the Asia Pacific, suitable for all ages and abilities. Get involved with an amazing team of individuals, discover new parts of the world and learn new skills. Give the gift of your time in the most valuable and rewarding way by lending a helping hand to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Impact Stories

Stories from home

Read how we give a hand up to Aussie families

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. From physical impacts…
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 housing, but it…
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 cause of homelessness…
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 for years to…
Homeless sleeping on the bench
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 with, Anglicare…
International Women’s Day. Strive for women’s equality & value inclusion. Join us!
  It's International Women's Day and today we recognise, celebrate and support women in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and all around the world. We would like to take a moment to…

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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