Our mission is to provide affordable, secure, financially and environmentally sustainable housing for people on low incomes, primarily in the South and East of Melbourne who are committed to cooperative democracy and engagement.


The services provided by SouthEast define its reality as a housing co-op. SouthEast commits to ensuring its long term capacity to continuous improvement of all services.


Members own and control their co-op and this is the essential characteristic of SouthEast. The board represents the members best through its obligation to be representative, accountable and transparent.


SouthEast is committed to the values of cooperation, voluntary membership, democratic control, autonomy & independence, co-op education and cooperation between co-ops.

SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd

Agency details

Name: SouthEast Housing Co-operative Limited

Registration Category: Housing Provider

Registration Date: 21 November 2008

Agency contacts

General Manager: Mr Ian McLaren

Chairperson: Ms Shirley Faram

Address: The Hub, Plaza Business Centre

 Level 3, 26 to 36 McCrae St. (Palm Plaza)

 Dandenong 3175 (PO Box 7141)

Office phone number: (03) 9706 8005

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SEHCOOP

Website: www.sehc.org.au

Key Statistics as at 30 June 2013

Members: 160

Members and their families: 440

Housing properties under management:Total - 160

Long Term - 160 

Properties in agency ownership:Total - 10

Staffing: Total - 6   Total EFT - 5.5

Staff Turnover: Nil


Assets: Total as at end of 30 June 2013 - $3,868,749

Annual turnover for year ended 30 June 2013: $1,725,047

Operational surplus for previous financial year 30 June 2013: $253,976

Scope of operations

               Housing: Long term Affordable Housing Management for 150 DHS and 10 SouthEast properties.

               Housing support services: Not funded for housing support though members receive supportive services and are encouraged to be self-supportive as co-operative members

               Other services: Not funded for other services though members receive capacity building and sustainability resourcing.

               Target group/s for housing: Low income households.

               DHS regions covered by housing and housing support services: Southern and Eastern Metro Regions.

Profile of housing portfolio

Properties are mainly in Bentleigh East, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton, Croydon, Frankston, Mooroolbark and Oakleigh.

Key partnerships

The agency has relationships with; The Community Housing Federations of Victoria and Australia; Common Equity Housing Limited and Co-operatives Victoria.

Agency history

SouthEast was founded through the merger of the Ringwood/Croydon, Oakleigh and Frankston Co-operatives in 2000.

The Moorabbin Rental Housing Co-operative ceased trading and became part of the organisation in 2004. SouthEast is the largest Rental Housing Co-operative in Victoria.

Legal structure

SouthEast Housing Co-operative is incorporated under the Co-operatives National Law Application Act 2013 No 9 of 2013

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SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd
Plaza Business Centre, the Hub, Level 3,
26 to 36 McCrae St. Dandenong 3175

Telephone: 03 9706 8005

Fax: 03 9706 8558

PO Box 7141 Dandenong Victoria 3175


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