Housing and health in Indigenous communities: Key issues for housing and health improvement in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities


  • Contribution of authors: Ross Bailie wrote this article, with successive feedback and modification done by Kayli Wayte.

Professor Kayli Wayte, Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0810, Australia. Email: kayli.wayte@menzies.edu.au


Indigenous people living in remote communities face some particular difficulties with regard to housing and its impact on their health. This paper reviews the contemporary international understanding of the relationship between housing and health, the history of settlement and housing conditions in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and some of the recent initiatives to improve housing in these communities.