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Through shelter, we empower

Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of Habitat for Humanity, an international not-for-profit which originated in Georgia, United States in 1976.

Habitat for Humanity began as a grassroots effort. The housing organisation has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Worldwide, Habitat has helped more than 13.2 million people obtain safe and decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.

Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families build a better tomorrow, today. Through shelter, we empower.

We believe it all starts at home

At Habitat for Humanity Australia, we believe a stable, secure home creates the foundation for change. A safe home gives people the opportunity to be healthier, happier and more secure, and for children to be better nourished and better educated. We believe building a decent home provides much more than bricks and mortar – it provides real hope for the future.

Building a house for one family, changes the lives of so many more. For around AUD$3,000*, we can build a house for an entire family.

*The average cost of building a new home in one of our Asia-Pacific countries.

provide a hand

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 the most vulnerable families to build new homes transforming lives, and support 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.

Read our stories

Networking Luncheon – October 2018

On Friday 26th of October, Habitat hosted its Networking Luncheon to showcase our work through our keynote speakers Brian Tasker, National General Manager from Boral Property Group and Paul Mulroney, the Chairman of Habitat for Humanity NSW and QLD. Brian shared his experience of Rock the House during a weeklong volunteering experience building homes with […]

Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sulawesi, Indonesia who were hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Sept 28. Waves of up to 6 metres hammered the coastline, causing massive destruction. It is now clear that Habitat’s response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia will be significant. The […]

World’s most vulnerable: Phoun

Phoun and her husband live in this unstable thatched house made from woven palm leaves which they built with their own hands.

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