The future of renting: Opportunities and challenges

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Join us in Adelaide for our fourth AHURI Discussion Series event – Future of renting: Opportunities and challenges. This discussion series event will be held at the Art Gallery of South Australia on Tuesday 11 June 2019.

Presentations Audio

AHURI Discussion Series Photos

Event Overview

About the event

The private rental sector has grown by 36 per cent over the last ten years—twice the rate of household growth. More than a quarter of all Australian households—some 2.1 million households—are private renters.

This growth is set to continue as home ownership declines, particularly amongst younger and middle-aged Australians faced with rising house prices and a shrinking social housing sector.

The AHURI Inquiry into the future of the private rental market found the market is fragmenting as it grows. New markets are emerging such as large-scale student housing, new generation boarding houses, build to rent, and affordable rental provided by not-for profit organisations. Meanwhile, precarious and informal housing practices like room and short-stays rentals are becoming more commonplace.

Amidst this rapidly changing landscape, there is a growing recognition of the need to improve the housing experience for tenants and ensure greater standards of service provision. How should policy makers, real estate professionals, tenants and the community sector respond?

This engaging discussion event draws together a panel of thought leaders to explore key opportunities and challenges.

This event will be followed by informal networking drinks and refreshments.

Who should attend?

  • Policy-makers from the housing, planning, infrastructure, finance and human service sectors
  • Community sector leaders and practitioners
  • Private sector leaders and innovators




Registration and refreshments


Welcome by Host

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI Limited


Research presentation

Professor Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology


Panel discussion and facilitated question and answer

Michelle Gegenhuber, General Manager Housing and Homelessness, AnglicareSA

Professor Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology

Erin Turner, Director Campaigns and Communications, CHOICE

Leigh Warner, National Director Research, JLL


Closing by Host

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI Limited


Networking and refreshments

Venue information

Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
Radford Auditorium
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Event times

Registration opens at 3:45pm for a 4:15pm program commencement.
The program concludes at 6:30pm.

Directions to the Art Gallery of South Australia

The gallery is located at North Terrace, Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, between the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide.

Google Map of area

Getting there

  • Train – Adelaide Railway Station is a five-minute walk from the gallery. Exit the station, turn left onto North Terrace and walk east 600 metres.
  • Tram – Trams run frequently along North Terrace. Alight at either Art Gallery or University of Adelaide stops and walk 125 metres.
  • Bicycle – Bicycle parking is available 10 metres to the west of the Gallery’s main entrance.
  • Car: On-street parking and numerous commercial off-street carparks are available nearby, including Wilson Parking on North Terrace, opposite the gallery.

The details

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2019

Time: Registration 3:45pm for 4:15pm start | Program 4:15pm - 6:30pm

Venue: Art Gallery of South Australia

Registration terms and conditions

Payment is due at least 7 days prior to the event. If you nominate to pay via bank transfer and payment is not received by the event date, you will not gain admittance.
Refund amounts and deadlines for cancellation of registration are stipulated below.
Transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details (including email, position title, work mobile, work address and dietary requirements) of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing via email.
If you register and then find you are unable to attend the event, please email us prior to the event day.

Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the event. If your payment is outstanding at the time of the event and you do not show up to the event, you will still be required to pay the registration fee.

Refund policy

90% if cancelled by 17 May 2019
70% if cancelled by 7 June 2019
no refund if cancelled after 7 June 2019