Links

Advocacy and Advice 

Consumer Affairs Victoria 
Information about rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords, how to resolve disputes and where to find help.
https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing-and-accommodation

Housing Justice
Advice, information and assistance to tenants in both public and private rental properties.
http://www.housingjustice.org.au/

Justice Connect
Advocacy, legal assistance, advice, policy and law reform.
https://www.justiceconnect.org.au/our-programs/homeless-law

Tenant’s Union Victoria
Advice, assistance and advocacy for tenants in private and public residential properties.
tuv.org.au

Victorian Equal Opportunity  & Human Rights Commission
Information, advice and dispute resolution related to discrimination.
http://humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/

Government

Centrelink
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink

Department of Housing
Information and resources for housing service providers involved in providing homelessness and crisis support, affordable rental.
http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-service-providers/housing-and-homelessness

General Enquiries 1300 650 172
Bendigo: 74-78 Queen Street: (03) 5434 5555
Swan Hill: 210 Beveridge Street: (03) 5032 0100
Mildura: 253 Eleventh Street: (03) 5022 3111

LGBTI

Safe Schools Program
Victorian government program delivering information and support for implementation of program around safety of students identifying as gay or gender diverse.
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/Pages/safe-schools-coalition.aspx?Redirect=1#link36

Rainbow Network
Promoting health and wellbeing for LGBTI Victorians
http://www.glhv.org.au/

 

 

Peak Bodies

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
National, independent network undertaking research on housing/homelessness issues.
https://www.ahuri.edu.au

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
The AIHW is a statistical agency that manages a number of housing assistance data collections, and annually reports on the performance of housing assistance programs.
http://www.aihw.gov.au/housing-and-homelessness/

Council to Homeless Persons Victoria
Providing leadership around housing/homelessness issues through information, education and advocacy.
http://chp.org.au

Community Housing Federation of Victoria
Representing community housing providers and providing information and education to workers and consumers.
Level1, 128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9654 6077
http://www.chfv.org.au

Homelessness Australia
National peak body providing systemic advocacy for the homelessness sector in Australia.
http://www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au

 

Prisoners Exiting into the Community

Jesuit Social Services
Supporting  men and women perceived to be ‘high risk’  in reintegrating into the community.
https://jss.org.au/what-we-do/justice-and-crime-prevention/reconnect/

Flat Out Incorporated
Supporting women exiting prison or those who have had contact with the criminal justice system.
http://www.flatout.org.au/

Corrections Victoria
Providing information about expectations, policy and procedures of the justice system in regards to people exiting prison.
http://www.corrections.vic.gov.au/home/release/