Housing

Housing plays an important role in the health and wellbeing of Australians. People living without safe and healthy housing are more likely to experience poor health, higher levels of psychological distress and lower rates of employment and educational participation.[1]

The shortage and condition of housing in remote communities means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in these communities are more likely to be homeless or living in an overcrowded house. There are also fewer opportunities for people living in remote communities to buy their own home or have access to employment.

We advise the Minister on housing policy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities. We fund States and the Northern Territory to build new houses and repair older houses in these communities, and make sure there are job opportunities and choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wish to buy their own homes.

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Housing Land and Culture Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Level 3, Centra Plaza
16 Bowes Place
Woden ACT 2606

EmailHLCsupport@pmc.gov.au

NSW

Aboriginal Housing Office
www.aho.nsw.gov.au

QLD

Department of Housing and Public Works
www.hpw.qld.gov.au

SA

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
www.dcsi.sa.gov.au

TAS

Housing Tasmania
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/housing

WA

Department of Housing
www.housing.wa.gov.au

NT

Department of Housing
www.housing.nt.gov.au

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