In the weeks leading up to the National Housing Conference, Darwin will be lit up with diverse arts programming across stages, art galleries and more. Over 18 days last year, there were 228 events across 31 venues. This year the Darwin Festival celebrates 40 years of showcasing all the Northern Territory’s capital has to offer. […]


Following last week’s announcement of our first plenary session, State(s) of Housing Policy, we are now thrilled to release the first installment of the conference program – outlining the six major concurrent sessions for Darwin. This provides an insight into our dominant discussion points under this year’s theme of housing future communities. Here are an […]


State(s) of Housing We are thrilled to announce our first major plenary for NHC 2019 – a national debate on Australia’s housing system with perspectives from every state and territory. In 2019 more than a million households in Australia are under housing stress. In this action-led session, housing chief executives from all states and territory […]


Peter Mares is the author of No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis (Text Publishing, 2018) and a regular contributor to Inside Story magazine. Peter is also lead moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing the ethical decision-making skills of Australia’s leaders, and an adjunct fellow in the Centre […]


We begin the year by welcoming Stan Grant as a keynote speaker at #NHCDarwin. Stan is a proud Wiradjuri man who has authored two books; Talking to My Country and Tears of Strangers. His knowledge and experience render him well suited to lead the dialogue on Indigenous housing at #NHCDarwin. Formerly a co-presenter of SBS […]

Minister McCarthy

Gerald McCarthy is the Northern Territory Labor Party’s Minister for Housing and Community Development as well as the Minister for Public Employment. Minister McCarthy will be delivering the Official Conference Opening at NHC Darwin 2019. In line with the Territory Labor Government’s priorities around jobs and housing, the Minister has expressed a focus on improving […]


With many people returning to work and getting into the swing of 2019, we are very pleased to extend our super saver registration rate for the National Housing Conference until March 1! Take the time to catch up on your emails and organise your calendar before booking in for the most important housing event of the […]


Are you part of an innovative policy initiative, pilot program, corporate-social partnership or know a tenant group who are doing great work in their community? The 2019 National Housing Conference call for abstracts is now open. We greatly encourage researchers, practitioners and active community members to submit an abstract and be part of the 2019 conference in […]

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Registrations are now open for the National Housing Conference – the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia. In 2019 the NHC will be held in Darwin for the first time in its history. For this early period, Super Saver pricing is available for #NHCDarwin, saving you $400 off the ticket […]


The conference theme for 2019 is Housing future communities. The theme is intended to be broad in scope with a focus on long-term impact and goals. The program will endeavour to include the broad range of communities affected by the many housing challenges we face as a nation. Program streams allow the conference to be […]