Common Ground

(Adelaide and Port Augusta)


Common Ground Adelaide and Port Augusta are flagship specialist supportive housing programs of Housing Choices South Australia.

The Common Ground model was introduced to South Australia by internationally-renowned community development leader Rosanne Haggerty, founder of Common Ground New York.

Common Ground Adelaide was established in 2006 by members of the Adelaide business community and the South Australian Government bringing people on low incomes together with others at risk of homelessness in a residential complex including self-contained apartments, communal areas and office spaces with on-site support. For those in the highest need, housing is coupled with an intensive, case-managed support program to help them maintain their tenancy and improve their lives.

In 2015, the organisation joined forces with Housing Choices Australia ensuring Common Ground’s sustainability into the future.

There are currently three main Common Ground sites in the Adelaide CBD and two in Port Augusta.

The Common Ground support program, now managed by Housing Choices South Australia in Adelaide and the Salvation Army in Port Augusta, continues to thrive. Housing Choices is committed to expanding our supportive housing programs to prevent rough sleeping and help end the homelessness experience for more people.

Questions and Answers – Common Ground housing and the Common Ground program

Click the link to read our Frequently Asked Questions document.

Key Property Locations 

Locations in Adelaide – all in the CBD:

Common Ground on Franklin (Franklin Street);
Common Ground, Light Square;
and Common Ground, Mellor Street.
There are also two sites in Port Augusta: Common Ground, Boston Street
and Common Ground, Augusta Terrace.

Contact Us


192 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Tel: 1300 312 447



Port Augusta

Unit 21/ 50 Augusta Terrace
Port Augusta SA 5700

Tel: 08 8641 1651