Q Shelter acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands we work on across Queensland. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

Many First Nations’ Queenslanders don’t have access to safe, affordable and appropriate housing.

First Nations’ peoples are significantly over-represented among people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity and stress in Queensland.

For these reasons it is vital that Q Shelter works respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland and other First Nations-led organisations and communities.

We seek to understand the challenges and work with the community housing and homelessness sector to improve outcomes for First Nations’ peoples.

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan 2019-2023, along with the current work of the Queensland Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland (ATSIHQ) to co-design the Our Place: A First Nations Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2024–2027, is an important framework for addressing long-standing housing needs. We work with all stakeholders to support the implementation of these plans and responses to unmet need.

Some of our work towards Reconciliation includes:

An Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan which will be launched in 2023.


A special website for NAIDOC Week in 2018, entitled, ‘Because of Her We Can’.

Click here to view the profiles and stories of First Nations’ women who have helped to shape Queensland.

Visit becauseofherwecan.org.au

Story-telling through First Nations’ art at our headquarters.

You can visit Q Shelter and see artworks by Uncle Joe Kirk, Sarah Kirk and Gerard Bargo. Delia Ross supplied artwork for Q Shelter stationery.

Contact Q Shelter

Title: 'Walking Country'

Artist: Uncle Joe Kirk and Sarah Kirk

Title: 'Heartlands of Brisbane'

Artist: Gerard Bargo