Championing An Effective Housing System For All in WA

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

We are committed to facilitating greater choice and housing stability for all, with a particular focus for people on low to moderate incomes and vulnerable housing consumers.

We act on this by collaborating with all levels of:

  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Industry and peak bodies
  • The housing, not-for-profit and community services sectors
  • Housing consumers
  • Research and academic institutions

Shelter WA undertakes research, engagement, policy development and strong advocacy to drive solutions to build and effective housing system and alleviate housing-related poverty in our State. 

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 know housing is a basic human right. We know everyone deserves a place to call home. We know we must use unprecedented resources, partnerships and political will to bring our unsheltered neighbours off the streets.


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.


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.