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About us

The Adelaide Benevolent Society was established in 1849 and is a charitable social enterprise that provides affordable rental housing and financial assistance to South Australians in need.

As pioneers of affordable rental housing and with a strong history of being a ‘friend’ to those in need, we are continually increasing our housing stock and social impact. We currently provide affordable rental housing to over 300 South Australians.

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Our primary purpose is the provision of affordable rental housing for South Australians in need.

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Holiday Rentals

Take a six day holiday in Victor Harbor for just $50*. Anyone may apply to use our holiday units, which are discounted for those experiencing financial hardship or on a low income.

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Financial Assistance

We have been providing financial assistance since 1849 and understand that sometimes a few extra dollars can make all the difference.

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*Applications must meet the low income eligibility criteria to receive the discounted rate. The price may change where the eligibility criteria is not met.

  • Thank you for the lovely holiday accommodation at the Koala unit. I had a lovely relaxing time with my friend. My recovery from breast cancer and traumas has been extremely difficult. The change has made a big impact on my life.
    Germaine, Holiday Renter
  • The first time in many years that I will no longer be relying on a government payment for support. Thank you for giving me a hand up when I was so down, and for giving me an opportunity to work towards building a better life for my daughter and me.
    Emma, Small Grant Recipient
  • Moving into an ABS unit, actually changed my life. The immense feeling of security was like a weight lifted and gave me a real sense of feeling "settled".
    Carol, Tenant
  • When I first contacted ABS back in 2015, I was in a very bad way. I have fought hard since then, studying and retraining. Now I have a career that I love and I’m making good money. I can honestly say that I would not have been able to achieve what I have without the help of ABS.
    David, Tenant
  • When I first went and looked at the property I was over the moon. You enter your own place and can relax knowing that you are safe and don’t have to worry about anything.
    Shannen, Tenant
  • Living within the Adelaide Benevolent Society housing has helped me beyond measure. From being concerned I would be homeless to having a safe space for my daughter and I to call home has been so beneficial.
    Danielle, Tenant
  • The compassion showed by Adelaide Benevolent Society in helping people at the worse time in their lives is remarkable. Without Adelaide Benevolent Society I would have been living on the streets, with very few options.
    Tina, Tenant
  • Thank you for the opportunity to have a nice break between surgeries, amid my ongoing illness. It is in a great spot and very user friendly, even for those who are disabled.
    Theresa, Holiday Renter
  • I lost my only daughter recently and I have been totally discombobulated. Now I can relax and be with my grief. Thankyou does not seem adequate for this beautiful peaceful home. I'm blessed I'm grateful to The Benevolent Society for this amazing opportunity.
    Wendy, Holiday Renter
  • Affordability is definitely the biggest advantage. The physical, emotional, and mental health of people cannot be maintained without a safe, affordable home, and one that offers them a secure long term tenancy.....I think it is no exaggeration to state that ABS has been an absolute Godsend.
    Emily, Tenant

Contact us

Have a question about something not covered on our website? The Adelaide Benevolent Society team is available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

The Adelaide Benevolent Society

17 Morialta Street, Adelaide, 5000
South Australia
08 8231 5321

Visitor Parking

There is no reserved car parking. Free one-hour parking is available from time to time on Morialta Street.

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