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Livable Housing Guidelines

The nationally agreed, Livable Housing Design Guidelines have been created to assist you to understand, promote and deliver livable designed homes. The Guidelines provide technical advice and guidance on the key easy living features that make a home easier and safer to live in for people of all ages and abilities.
Through adopting the Livable Housing Design Guidelines, dwellings will be:

  • easier to enter
  • safer to move in and around
  • more capable of easy and cost-effective adaptation
  • designed to better anticipate and respond to the changing needs and abilities of the people who live in the home

The Guidelines have been designed with three performance levels; silver, gold and platinum.

A formal accreditation process applies to be eligible to use or advertise the LHA Livability Marks featured above.

For further information on how you or your organisation can get a design or dwelling accredited please email