• Housing
    Over 300 South Australians assisted every year

    In the face of financial hardship, the provision of stable and affordable housing is fundamental and life changing.

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  • Donate
    Support South Australians in need

    Donations are applied in the most effective way to support our affordable rental housing solutions or financial assistance program.

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  • Get involved
    Help us offer a hand up to those in need

    As an organisation we have built a strong financial base over many years, but we welcome collaboration and public donations to expand our social impact.

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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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We Provide

Housing

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

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.