Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Our mission is to inform and impact better housing, homelessness, cities and related urban outcomes, through the delivery and dissemination of relevant and authoritative research.
Renting in Australia - challenges and reforms
Join us in Adelaide on 28 November for this one-day conference examining how the rental market in Australia has dramatically changed over the past two years.
National Cities Research Program
Our Cities Research Program is underpinned by 12 key themes—nine that are prominent in Australian cities and urban policy, and a further three emerging themes that are relevant to a future cities policy agenda.
AHURI’s team of housing and urban research professionals are the experts in delivering customised research solutions for clients across government, private and community sectors.
Latest news and analysis
Life course changes associated with older age such as widowhood, disability and frailty suggest a need for a range of rental housing options. These include a private rental sector (PRS) that can support older tenants living in the general community, as well as options such as communal self-contained living spaces that provide some level of companionship, practical support and assistance with daily living, through to facilities that combine health care, personal care and accommodation.
The AHURI one day conference ‘Renting in Australia: Challenges and Reforms’ explored a range of factors shaping Australia’s private rental market, including data mapping Australian renters’ changing concerns throughout the pandemic, the short term dynamism of the private rental market, and a laying to rest of fears that rental regulation deters landlords from investing in private rental; and the future of renting in Australia with the rise of a new type of landlord in the form of Build to Rent.
Contrary to some predictions, tenancy law reforms in NSW and Victoria have had very little impact on landlords’ decisions to invest in, or stop investing in, private rental housing, new AHURI research reveals.
10 - 12 October 2023
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The National Housing Conference, Australia's premier housing event returns in 2023, which brings it back to the biennial schedule and will be in Brisbane for the first time. We are pleased to welcome the Queensland Government as Host Partner for NHC23.