Do you need housing assistance?

Go to housing.vic.gov.au for more information or the about page for services in the Loddon Mallee region.

Do you want to speak to someone?

Call 1800 825 955 for general housing advice or 1800 015 188 for advice if you are experiencing family violence.

12/04/2021 in children, early parenting, education, kinder, parenting, state governement

Free Kinder Saving Victorian Families Thousands

The Free Kinder initiative is saving almost 100,000 families thousands of dollars and helping women back into work as we recover from the pandemic. The Labor Government has stepped in…
Read More
30/03/2021 in advocacy, good news, tenancy

New Rental Laws

The new rental laws came into effect in Victoria on 29th March, 2021 and there are a number of key organisations that are available for advice about the changes and…
Read More
22/03/2021 in report, state governement

Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria- Report Released

The Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee have released a report detailing the findings and recommendations of the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria. The 504 page report includes 26…
Read More
04/03/2021 in COVID-19, survey, Young People, youth

The Commission for Children & Young People- Youth Survey- COVID-19

The Commission for Children and Young People promotes the safety, wellbeing and the rights of children and young people in Victoria. It ensures that organisations working with children and young…
Read More
04/03/2021 in children, community sector, professional development

Empowerment & Participation – A guide for Organisations working with Children and Young Poeple

The new guide was launched on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 by Victoria's Commission for Children and Young People, the New South Wales Office of the Children's Guardian and the Australian…
Read More
04/03/2021 in children, funding, good news, state governement, support, youth

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program

The Victoria State Government and Get Active Victoria are helping eligible families to get their children involved in organised sport and recreation activities, be it Calisthenics, Lawn Bowls, Netball Swimming…
Read More
23/02/2021 in community sector, COVID-19, health

Sector Briefing on COVID Vaccine Rollout

With the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out about to begin, VCOSS has organised a critical sector briefing with key representatives of Victoria's COVID-19 Immunisation Program team. The briefing will occur on Zoom  Wednesday 24th…
Read More
18/02/2021 in advocacy, disabilities

VCOSS is Supporting the Building Better Homes Campaign and You can too

Everybody should be able to get around their home with ease and visit friends' homes freely. But currently, lax building standards mean many homes are inaccessible. This is especially the…
Read More
18/02/2021 in funding, good news

Energy Subsidy for Concession Card Holders

The Victorian Government is giving a $250 one-off payment to households with at least one resident who has a pensioner concession card or is receiving either Jobseeker, Youth Allowance, Abstudy or…
Read More
15/02/2021 in research, tenancy

Housing and Pets

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) are presenting their findings from a forthcoming AHURI research project — Housing and housing assistance pathways with companion animals: risks, costs, benefits…
Read More