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Adjunct lecturer, UNSW Sydney

Heather Holst has a PhD in history about how people made a home in the 19th century Victorian town of Castlemaine. Heather has been a leading practitioner for decades in community and government organisations to tackle homelessness.

She has since been Victoria’s Commissioner for Residential Tenancies since 2018 and is a member of the Victorian Government’s panel reviewing the regulation of social housing. Between 2015 and 2018, she was deputy chief executive of Launch Housing, a community organisation delivering homelessness services and housing supports to disadvantaged Victorians.


  • –present
    Adjunct Lecturer, UNSW