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.

21/10/2020 in professional development, support, training

Specialist Homelessness Sector Training Calendar Moving to New Provider

As of 1 January 2021, the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) will be responsible for the delivery of the SHS Training Calendar over the next three years from 1 January…
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19/10/2020 in report, tenancy

Inaugural Report On Renting In Victoria

The Commissioner for Residential Tenancies, Heather Holst, has released Renting in Victoria: Snapshot 2020. This collation of data will progress and build knowledge of Victoria’s rental sector and may help…
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19/10/2020 in community sector, COVID-19, professional development

Leading Generous Teams Podcasts- Voted number one not-for-profit podcast in Australia!

Produced in collaboration with Clare Desira from Top Five Movement, this podcast is dedicated to improving the mindset, resilience and mental health of people working in the social sector. Six…
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13/10/2020 in pandemic, report

COVID-19 Recovery in Rural and Regional Victoria

In May and June this year roundtable meetings made up of  local community and industry leaders, government and MPs came together to discuss on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic…
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13/10/2020 in affordable housing, conference, homelessness

National Homelessness Conference 2020

Jointly convened by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and Homelessness Australia, the conference will examine impacts on our sector from the Coronavirus pandemic as well as the…
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12/10/2020 in children, Early Parenting, good news, state governement, support

Victorian Health Services To Run New Early Parenting Centres

Seven new Early Parenting Centres will be built in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Frankston, Casey, Wyndham and Whittlesea. These centres will provide a critical role in ensuring parents are getting the…
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28/09/2020 in affordable housing, report

Victorian Auditor General’s Report on Rough Sleeper Action Plan

The Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) Report into Victoria’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan (HRSAP) highlights the fact that only 31 out of 429 clients of the program were…
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28/09/2020 in advocacy, community sector, tenancy

Renters’ Rights Webinar

VCOSS and Tenants Victoria are running a free session for community sector workers who want to better understand the state's shifting rental landscape on Wednesday 30th September 3pm-3:30. One-third of…
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28/09/2020 in community sector

Cobaw Community Health Merger

Cobaw Community Health Service is merging with Sunbury Community Health beginning January 2021. The agency will be known as Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health and current Cobaw CEO Margaret McDonald…
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10/09/2020 in campaign, community sector

Pay Equity Under Threat

Back in 2012 Fair Work Australia made a landmark decision to raise the pay rate for the mostly female community sector workforce over eight years, with the final instalment due…
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