Welcome to Shelter Tas

We are the peak body for housing and homelessness in Tasmania.
Our vision is for affordable, appropriate, safe and secure housing for all and an end to homelessness.
Our mission is to provide a united voice for services and service users that creates a framework to effect positive change in the housing and homelessness sector.
We work to ensure that low-income and disadvantaged people in Tasmania have access to housing that is affordable, safe, secure and appropriate to their needs.

National Proposal for Housing Based Stimulus

National Shelter is joining with the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Homelessness Australia, Everybody’s Home, University of NSW and others in calling for increased investment in housing.

This will create work, house vulnerable families, ensure critical workforces can be close to their jobs (hospital workers, child care, aged care e.g.), get financial processes flowing and economic multipliers working.

For more information on the Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP), click here. Access the media release for the project here.

COVID-19 Support and Information

WorkSafe Tasmania has released COVID Safe Workplace Guidelines for the Social Assistance Services Industry and Other Residential Care Services Industry. Click on the links to find out more about the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act and minimum public health standards around continuing or returning to work post COVID-19.

The Residential Rent Relief Grant can provide up to $2000 (or four weeks’ rent) to support Tasmanians experiencing rental hardship due to COVID-19. Click here or call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588 for more information.

Changes to residential tenancies in Tasmania during emergency period (COVID-19) provides information from CBOS to help people understand the changes to residential tenancies as a result of the pandemic.

The Tenants’ Union has created a factsheet, answering FAQs in relation to the temporary changes to the Residential Tenancy Act that have come into effect for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency period.