The Registrar of Community Housing is a statutory appointment under section 10 of the Community Housing Providers (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012 (NSW). The Registrar reports directly to the Minister for Family and Community Services (FACS) and registers community housing providers independently of FACS. While this reporting structure guarantees the Registrar’s independence, the Registrar of Community Housing's office operates as a business unit of Family and Community Services and receives support in the areas of accounting, information technology and legal services.
The Registrar is supported by two specialist teams of staff including analysts, financial analysts, sector liaison staff and administrators. One team looks after community housing providers registered under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH).