The official conference app is now available—your essential conference guide—accessible via your choice of device: your phone, tablet or laptop. The conference app has all the great capabilities from past conferences as well as a range of wonderful new features—including an Exhibitor Passport—receive a stamp when you visit each exhibitor to go in the draw […]


For those of you arriving in Darwin early, there is still time to book in to one of the free pre-conference satellite events on Tuesday 27 August. The events are all held at the Darwin Convention Centre. Find out more and register via the links below. AURIN Training Workshop: 1.30pm–4.30pm Free to the government and […]

Older women are emerging as a vulnerable cohort, with many of their housing options unaffordable or only accessible for the short-term. ‘Women over 55 years of age are now the fastest growing homeless population in Australia,’ says Teresa Reed of Mangrove Housing who will be presenting at #NHCDarwin on ‘the forgotten women’. These women are […]


The session ‘Mental Health and Housing’ will explore new understandings of the interplay between mental health, homelessness and sustaining tenancies at the NHC 2019. A new partnership between Mind Australia and AHURI is seeing a new study roll out nationally. The study, ‘Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways’ includes nation-wide consultations, evidence […]

House for rent

When HomeGround Real Estate launched (2014 Melbourne and 2017 in Sydney) it became the latest of a small but growing number of not-for-profit organisations stepping into residential property management. It runs on a social enterprise model, providing landlords and tenants with a professional property management service and reinvesting revenue back into the community. Profit from […]

Dr Joshua Francis

Link between Indigenous health and housing to be explored at this year’s NHC. At the National Housing Conference, NT Paediatrician Dr Josh Francis will explore the links between crowding and a particular heart disease prevalent in some Indigenous communities of Australia Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) starts in children (typically 5–15 years) as an infection from […]

The official Conference program will begin by guiding the national dialogue on priority housing and homelessness issues. The first Plenary will see local MP Gerald McCarthy set the scene in a Northern Territory context, followed by a politically-informed address by media expert Patricia Karvelas and a video speech from Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Assistant Treasurer […]

More than a quarter of all Australian households are private renters, with the sector growing at twice the rate of all households between 2006 and 2016. On the 4th of June in Sydney and the 11th of June in Adelaide, AHURI held two Discussion Series events on the future of renting: Opportunities and challenges. Domain’s […]

Following the announcement of the first and second block of concurrent sessions, the final set are now live in the near-complete NHC 2019 program. This completes day three of the program and adds to a robust program that will highlight innovations, leading edge practice and new ideas underpinned by the latest research.   Innovative funding […]

Six more sessions announced for #NHC2019 Following last week’s announcement of six exciting sessions for the first day of the NHC’s jam-packed program, the second day of concurrent sessions is now online and outlined below. This block of concurrent sessions welcomes a range of expert speakers on important topics, which sit under the conference’s theme of Housing […]