Reforming the State's homelessness system

The State’s homelessness system is being reformed, with the aim of reducing homelessness. The State Government is consulting and working with the specialist homelessness sector to design a new system that will better meet the needs of South Australians experiencing homelessness.

Read more in the below media release, message to the sector and frequently asked questions.

New $20 million Homelessness Prevention Fund

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from organisations for new ways to reduce homelessness under a ten-year, $20 million Homelessness Prevention Fund.

The new fund provides an opportunity for organisations to trial new approaches, collaborate and partner with other organisations, and leverage further investment to help people before they reach the stage of requiring crisis services.

The first round for the prevention fund is worth $6 million from the $20 million fund, with the full $20 million to be released over 10 years.

The prevention fund is an important part of our reform of the homelessness sector in South Australia, announced as part of the state’s 10-year housing strategy Our Housing Future 2020-2030.

The tender and related Powerpoint presentation are available at

EOI closes on Thursday 11 June.

Industry briefing -  Homelessness reforms

The State Government (through the Office for Homelessness Sector Integration - OHSI) is consulting and working with Specialist Homelessness Services providers to design a new system that will better meet the needs of South Australian’s experiencing homelessness.

To find out more about the reforms read the below industry briefing document and watch the sector message video from Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink, and SA Housing Authority Chief Executive, Michael Buchan.

Sector Reference Group

A new Sector Reference Group has been formed to consult with Specialist Homelessness Services providers to guide the homelessness reform principles. Read more about the group, including its membership, in the below sector message and Terms of Reference.

Below is a summary of the Sector Reference Group meetings