Our purpose is to provide and lead the Housing Agenda in North Queensland and advocate towards stronger more sustainable policies and programs for disadvantaged groups, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Celebrating Over 40 Years of Community Service

A group of Aboriginal people in Townsville established Yumba-Meta Housing Association Ltd in 1973.

From a small grassroots organisation of two employees managing eight houses in 1974, Yumba-Meta grew into Townsville’s leading Indigenous housing organisation, managing 186 tenancies and six programs throughout Townsville. With over 60 employees in 2016, Yumba-Meta meets the needs of people from various backgrounds whoe require varing services from overnight shelter to medium and long-term housing. We provide hundreds of people with more than just a place to live --Yumba-Meta is a community of people committed to helping and supporting the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people of our community. Remarkably, despite being a large organisation with professional protocols amidst strict government regulations, Yumba-Meta remains rooted in its community. The story of Yumba-Meta as we are about to tell it is not about the provision of houses. Rather, it is about the making of homes.

Exerpt from '40 Years of Yumba-Meta Housing Booklet'- to view the full booklet click here