For more than 20 years, Sustainable House Day has provided a great opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – ones that are not only environmentally friendly, but cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.

Sustainable House Day gives visitors a chance to inspect firsthand houses that have been designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind as well as the opportunity to talk to owners and receive unbiased advice. Register here to attend Sustainable House Day on Sunday 20th September 2020 and to receive information in advance of the day. Once you have registered there is no need to register in subsequent years. Please note: house addresses will only be displayed in full 2 weeks prior to the open day.

In 2019 over 44,500 people visited 252 properties across Australia.

Gold coin donations and ticket sales from homes open reached $14,448 which went to 48 various charities chosen by individual homeowners. Individual charities can be found on each homes profile pages.

Sustainable House Day is an event of Renew (Alternative Technology Association trading as Renew Australia) a national, not-for-profit organisation that inspires, enables and advocates for people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, Renew provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry.

Renew engages with more than 250,000 people each year around Australia and beyond. We work with more than 11,000 members in a network of 16 active branches throughout the country. Our community of climate-change action includes readers of our two market-leading sustainability magazines Renew and Sanctuary, attendees at our Speed Date a Sustainability Expert, EV Expo and Sustainable House Day events, users of our online information and calculators, people contacting our advice service, and our research and advocacy partners.

Renew is proud to announce that SHD won the United Nations Association of Australia’s 2017 Climate Education and Engagement Award.

Read more in our reports from previous years.