Championing an effective housing system for all in WA

Shelter WA is an independent peak body, based in Perth Western Australia, that advocates for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness.

Our vision is that all people living in Western Australia have housing that enables them to thrive.

Shelter WA brings together a strong coalition committed to diverse, affordable housing choice for all, with a particular focus on housing for people on low to moderate incomes and groups that experience housing insecurity. 

Shelter WA undertakes research, engagement, policy development and strong advocacy to drive solutions to build an effective housing system and alleviate housing-related poverty. We work by collaborating with:

  • Our members
  • The community services sector
  • Government
  • Business
  • Industry and peak bodies
  • Research and academic institutions

Housing unlocks opportunity, enhances health and well being, provides access to educational and employment options and enables people to fully participate in community life. We believe housing is a basic human right. Everybody has a right to a place to call home.

Our Vision: All people living in Western Australia have housing that enables them to thrive.

Our Purpose: We work with our members, and others where appropriate, to provide a strong voice and lead the development of an effective housing system.

Our Values: Courage, Innovation, Collaboration and Leadership.


Shelter WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Company Details

Shelter WA is part of a national network of housing organisations.

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Headquarters: East Perth, WA

Year Founded: 1979

Company type:  Not-for-profit

Company size: 2 – 10 employees

Specialties: Research, advocacy, affordable and social housing, ending homelessness, policy advice, stakeholder engagement.

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