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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Affordable Living

Food security project: Improving individual and household food security outcomes in South Australia

The South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) and the Department for Health and Ageing (DHA) have undertaken a project in collaboration with partners in the charitable food relief and community sectors to co-design an optimal charitable food system to address food insecurity in South Australia and improve client outcomes.

The final report can be found here.

The project has been shaped by extensive engagement with the charitable food relief and community sectors, clients of charitable food relief and academic experts in food security through a number of activities, including:

For any queries about this project, please email:

Charter of Affordability

Keeping SA Affordable

The State Government asked the South Australian community to share their ideas and suggestions for ways to help make our state more affordable.

The Keeping SA Affordable Statement is a response to the issues raised during this consultation process. It brings together the services, supports and initiatives currently available or planned for the future to help households manage their cost of living pressures.

The statement is intended to be a helpful and practical tool for households and the community sector to identify the full extent of assistance available and direct them towards more information.

Charter of Affordability

An Affordable Place to Live is one of the Government of South Australia's Seven Strategic Priorities.

The Charter of Affordability is a partnership between government and key organisations that many people deal with on a regular basis.

Banks, energy companies, local government as well as state government organisations such as SA Water all impact on the household budget.

Through the Charter, each organisation has agreed to six guiding principles that ensure people in financial hardship are treated with respect and compassion, and can access information to help them make important decisions.

SignatoryHardship Policy
AGLAGL - Hardship Policy

ANZ Corporation


Bank SA


Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited


Berri Barmera Council

Berri Barmera Council - Hardship Policy

Campbelltown City Council

Campbelltown City Council - Hardship Policy

City of Charles Sturt Council


City of Burnside Council


City of Holdfast Bay Council


City of Onkaparinga Council

City of Onkaparinga - Hardship Policy

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

City of Port Adelaide Enfield - Hardship Policy

City of Prospect Council


Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia - Hardship Policy

Credit Union SA

Credit Union SA - Hardship Policy

Energy Australia

Energy Australia - Hardship Policy

Good Shepherd Microfinance


Homestart Finance


Housing SA


National Australia Bank


Origin Energy

Origin Energy - Hardship Policy

People's Choice Credit Union


Red Energy

Red Energy - Hardship Policy

SA Water

SA Water - Hardship Policy

South Australian Council of Social Service

Better Solutions for Helping Customers with Financial Difficulties: Energy and Water

South Australian State Schools Administrative Officer's Association


The Salvation Army


Town of Walkerville


Uniting Communities

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