Join Q Shelter - Queensland's Industry Body for the Housing and Homelessness Sector

Become part of a state-wide industry body for the housing and homelessness sector

Receive discounted rates to all events, training, and specialist consultancy services

Access specialised resources, contacts and information

Feature promo material and good news stories in Q Shelter's newsletters, social media, and website

Network with industry colleagues at member-only training and events


Access to an Employment Assistance Program for staff members and their families*

Use Q Shelter's Membership Logo in Marketing Material

Membership Options

Q Shelter have a range of Membership options ideal for large community organisations and companies through to individual members supportive of our aims.

We know that every dollar counts in our sector, which is why membership fees will not increase again this year and we have also created a new cheaper membership option for smaller organisations. All fees listed include GST

For Profit, Statutory, and Government Bodies

  • Full Voting Rights at Q Shelter’s Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunity to join the Q Shelter Board of Management
  • Access to Member-Only Events
  • All staff access to discounted rates on Q Shelter events, training and specialist consultancy services
  • All staff access to specialised resources contacts and information
  • Use of Q Shelter Membership Logo in Marketing Material and opportunities to feature promotion material in Q Shelter newsletters

All Q Shelter members will continue to have a direct say in the governance of the organisation through our electoral system.

We remain committed to supporting members in regional Queensland, particularly through our branch network, local and regional events and web services.

You can find a copy of Q Shelter’s Constitution here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become a member of Q Shelter?

It’s simple – the more members we have, the stronger and more representative our voice is for the sector. Our effectiveness hinges on the representation of our membership.

We have close working relationships with the Department of Housing and Public Works, Minister for Housing and Public Works, and sector allies in advocating the interests of the housing and homelessness sector.

If the future of the housing and homelessness sector is important to you, then join Q Shelter!

How do I access Q Shelter's Employee Assistance Program?

We are proud to offer Member organisations with fewer than 35 employees access to an Employee Assistance Program. This offer is limited to Small Organisation and Housing, Homelessness, and Community Sectors Membership categories. Organisations wanting to register can pay an additional $250 with their membership application for their staff to receive access to this comprehensive EAP service.

This EAP provides employees and immediate family of Q Shelter Members with free and confidential counselling services under an EAP Essentials package.

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential coaching, counselling and well-being service for employees and their immediate family members, paid for by your employer or peak body. You and your family will be entitled to up to six hours of support for each issue raised through EAP services. These services are delivered by Benestar, which is one of Australia’s largest EAP service providers.

Having access to EAP means that you can access face-to-face, telephone, video-link, or online services, including:

  • Professional counselling services for you and your immediate family; and
  • Telephone advisory services for managers dealing with difficult or complex people issues;

Members can apply by visiting – or calling Q Shelter direct on (07) 3831 5900.

How long does my membership last for?

All membership is for a 12 month period between October – October

What is your refund policy?

Once your membership has been confirmed, we cannot offer a refund.

I can't afford the Membership Fees - what can I do?

If you are struggling to fund your membership this year, please contact us on 07 3831 5900 for a confidential discussion on payment options.

Q Shelter understands that every dollar matters in our housing and homelessness sector – that’s why we have not increased our membership rates for the past three years.

Please also note that we have a new membership tier for organisations with an annual turnover of less than $250,000.