The national not-for profit organisation championing livable housing design in Australia

Championing safer, more comfortable and easier to access homes for everybody, everyday, at all stages of life.

We are focused on four core activities:

Leadershipwe drive industry best practice through the Livable Housing Design Guidelines

Certificationwe certify dwellings that comply with the Guidelines

Advocacywe encourage all levels of government, the residential building industry and consumers to embrace the Guidelines

Educationwe train registered assessors to evaluate the designs and completed construction of homes against the Guidelines, and we provide industry with the knowledge needed to design and deliver livable homes.

News Highlights

Stockland takes the Lead
Australia’s largest diversified property group, Stockland, has signed on as the first LHA Corporate Partner.  Read more.

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Registered Assessor Courses
The first Registered Assessor Training Course delivery dates have been set. See the list of available courses on our Current Courses page.

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LHA provides cost-effective compliance pathway to Green Star certification. 
A Platinum rating from LHA provides automatic Green Star points under the Green Building Council of Australia’s rating system for buildings. . read more.

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Livable Design Guidelines just a click away
The Livable Housing Design Guidelines are now available as a mobile app from the  AppStore  and  Google Play.