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National Regulatory System for Community Housing

National Regulatory System for Community Housing
The National Regulatory System is a national system of registration, monitoring and regulation of community housing providers.

State housing regulators

NSW Registrar of Community Housing
The Registrar of Community Housing provides assurance for a viable and diverse community housing sector that supports people in need in New South Wales.

ACT Office of Registrar
An Office of Registrar – Not for Profit Housing Providers has been established to administer the Regulatory Framework in the Australian Capital Territory.

Queensland Regulatory Services
Regulatory Services (formerly known as the Office of the Registrar) was established in November 2012 to oversee the separation of regulatory and funding roles and also to lay the ground work for the National Regulatory System in Queensland.

Western Australia Community Housing Regulation and Compliance
The Community Housing Regulation and Compliance Unit is responsible for the regulation and performance monitoring of registered community housing providers in Western Australia.

Community Housing South Australia
An office of Housing Regulation was established in South Australia to regulate the operations of community housing providers registered under the National Law.

Northern Territory Department of Housing and Community Development
The Northern Territory commenced participation in the National Regulatory System for Community Housing in January 2014. Currently, the Northern Territory Registrar is finalising arrangements to contract some functions to the New South Wales Registrar.

Housing Tasmania
Tasmania is a participant in the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH). The Registrar Tasmania has contracted certain functions to be undertaken by the Registrar of Community Housing New South Wales.

International housing regulators

England Housing Regulation
Regulation of social housing in England transferred from the Homes and Communities Agency to the Regulator of Social Housing on 1 October 2018. 

Scotland Housing Regulator
The Housing Regulator is the independent regulator of registered social landlords and local authority housing services in Scotland.

Peak bodies

Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (CHIA Vic)
The Victorian peak body representing 73 community housing organisations.

Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA)
A member based national industry body for community housing providers.


Housing Act 1983

Residential Tenancies Act 1997

Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012

Co-operatives National Law Application Act 2013