The National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH) is the regulatory system for community housing providers across Australia.

Queensland has two categories of community housing provider for the purposes of NRSCH registration:

  • Community Housing Providers (Non-government providers) who are registering under the national NRSCH system, and are able to provide community housing throughout Australia. Information for these providers can be found on this page;
  • Local government providers, who are registering under a state-based system, and are limited to providing community housing within Queensland. Information for local government providers can be found by clicking Local Government Providers.

Q Shelter is funded by the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works to support community housing providers to build their capacity to operate within the NRSCH. This includes the development of resources, events and services which will assist community housing providers to ready themselves for registration and to maintain their registration by demonstrating compliance.

For information about the NRSCH, including the evidence guidelines, please see

Q Shelter’s collection of frequently asked questions about the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH) is arranged by topic and performance outcome.

Please click on the link below for the relevant topic or area of interest.

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In Queensland, registration processes are managed by the Office of the Registrar, NRSCH, which is part of the Department of Housing and Public Works. You can contact them via email


For any matters relating to current contracts or community housing funding, please refer to the Queensland Department of Housing & Public Works (DHPW).