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.

flagOver 1 billion people worldwide are members of co-operatives.

Over 3 billion people worldwide secure their livelihoods through co-operatives.

Co-operatives employ more than 20% more people than multinational corporations.

There are 12.8 million members of co-operatives in the UK - one in five of the population.

In Denmark consumer co-operatives hold 36.4% of the consumer retail market. ( 2007)

In India there are 583,580 co-operatives with 242 million members. (2004-05)

Finland is the most co-operative country in the world - 84% of the Finnish population are members of at least one co-operative (2007) and there are 4100 co-operatives with four million memberrs. ( 2008)

In New Zealand co-operatives are responsible for 95% of the dairy market. (2007)

In France 21,000 co-operatives provide over one million jobs.

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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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