The Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network (LMHN) program is staffed by a team made up of a Network Coordinator and Children’s Resource Worker, who are based at the Centre for Non-Violence (CNV) in Bendigo.

The aim of their roles is to provide resources, information and support to Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) workers located at community services agencies throughout Loddon Mallee region and ensure that SHS staff have access to information about the broader housing sector and opportunities for networking and specialist education.

While the Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network itself,  is made up of agencies located in the Loddon Mallee region that are funded through the DHHS Specialist Homelessness Services and Community Housing Programs.

The Loddon Mallee region covers approximately 45,000 square kilometres and contains nine local shire areas, with a total population size of over 300,000 people.


By providing opportunities for collaboration with all Specialist Homelessness Services in the Loddon Mallee Region we aim to:

  • Be a voice for children experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Raise awareness within the network and externally of the issues related to- *Indigenous adults and young people *Refugees *Prisoners *Family Violence *Children Leaving Care
  • Promote consistent service response across the network that adheres with relevant standards and legislation.
  • Advocate for social change
  • Provide opportunities for professional development, networking and information exchange
  • Provide opportunities for collaboration and partnership
  • Influence, discuss implications of and develop responses to policy and program development
  • Provide an opportunity for service gaps and issues to be identified by workers and/or agencies
  • Undertake research and advocacy related to issues that affect people who are experiencing homelessness and those in housing crisis

Opening Doors

Opening Doors is an area based service coordination framework, intended to guide and improve client assessment, referral and resource allocation across the Victorian homelessness service system.
Bringing together homelessness service providers through Local Area Service Networks (LASNs), by sharing assessment and referral processes, resource allocation and service system development.
LASNs are responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Opening Doors model within their own local catchment areas with the assistance of DHHS Regions.

Member Agencies

Annie North Women’s Refuge
PO Box 228, Epsom 3551
0418 562 083

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Corporation
119 Prouses Road, North Bendigo
03 5442 4947

Anglicare Echuca Accommodation & Support
51- 53 Heygarth Street, Echuca
03 5482 0900
Youth Specialist Homelessness
10 Mundy Street, Bendigo
03 5434 3922

Castlemaine Housing Service
13 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
03 5479 1000

Centre for Non-Violence
PO Box 958,  Bendigo
03 5434 4100

COBAW Community Health Service
47 High Street, Kyneton
03 5421 1666

Haven; Home, Safe
Bendigo 10-16 Forest Street
03 54449000
Mildura 143A Lime Avenue
03 5018 4200
Robinvale 52 Herbet Street
1300 716 776

Housing Justice
171 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
03 5445 0990
Freecall: 1800 450 990

Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network
PO Box 958 Bendigo 3552
03 5434 4100

Mallee Accommodation and Support Program
Mildura 140 Langtree Avenue
03 5021 6500
Swan Hill 229 Beveridge Street
03 5032 4479
Mildura 122 Ninth Street
03 5032 4479

Mallee District Aboriginal Services
Swan Hill Nyah Road
03 5032 8600
Mildura 120 Madden Avenue
03 5018 4100
Robinvale Lot 1 McLennan Drive
03 5026 1848

Mallee Domestic Violence Service Mallee Sexual Assault Unit
Swan Hill 14-18 McCallum Street
03 5033 1899
Mildura Suite 1 & 2, 144-146 Lime Avenue
03 5021 2130

Mallee Family Care
Swan Hill 229 Beveridge Street
03 5032 4479
Mildura 122 Ninth Street
03 5032 4479

Maryborough District Health Service
75 – 87 Clarendon Street, Maryborough
03 5461 0333

Meminar Ngangg Gimba
545 Ontario Avenue, Mildura
03 5022 5000

Njernda Corporation
84 Hare Street, Echuca
Family Support
03 5482 6566

Northern District Community Health Service
24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang
03 5451 0200