National Shelter

Identity area

Type of entity

Peak council

Authorized form of name

National Shelter

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Description area

Dates of existence

1974 -


National Shelter was established in 1974 as a peak organisation which aims to improve housing access, affordability, safety and security for people on low incomes or who face disadvantage in the housing system. By the 1990s there was a Shelter organisation in each state and territory bringing together community groups such as tenant organisations, emergency housing services such as women's refuges, local government and charitable bodies. Members of National Shelter include state-based Shelter organisations, Homelessness Australia, the Community Housing Federation of Australia and the National Association of Tenant Organisations.


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 7 December 2012




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