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Affordable Living

Charter of Affordability

Keeping SA affordable

The Keeping SA Affordable document brings together the services, supports and initiatives either available currently or planned for the future to help households manage cost of living pressures.

The information included in this statement relates to the issues raised when the government asked the community to share what would help make South Australia more affordable. This statement is intended to be a helpful and practical tool for households and for the community sector to identify the full suite of assistance available and where to access 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 to ensure people who are in financial hardship are treated with respect and compassion and have information that will enable them to make important decisions.

Each organisation has completed a fact sheet that clearly provides information on their financial assistance process as well as the best person to contact to get advice.




ANZ Corporation

Good Shepherd Microfinance

Bank SA

Homestart Finance

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited 

Housing SA

Berri Barmera Council

National Australia Bank

Campbelltown City Council

Origin Energy

City of Charles Sturt Council                                                         

People's Choice Credit Union

City of Burnside Council

Red Energy

City of Holdfast Bay Council

SA Water

City of Onkaparinga Council

South Australian Council of Social Service

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

South Australian State Schools Administrative Officer's Association

City of Prospect Council

The Salvation Army

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Town of Walkerville

Credit Union SA

Uniting Communities

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