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

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SouthEast wants your feedback

Public records of board meetings are now available to members. The first public record was the 24 June 2011 board meeting. There is a mistaken, but commonly held, view that members of co-operative boards do not have the same legal duties as directors of for-profit companies.

ianA co-operative is nothing if not for its members and, therefore, a co-operative needs its members.

And that's what General Manager, Ian McLaren, is pondering - how to get more members to attend general meetings and respond to member surveys. But, Ian realises is much more than that - it is about the culture of SEHC and how this impacts on SEHC members and their response.

phoenixcoverThe Phoenix - The SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd is a 64 page booklet about the history of a housing co-operative based in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, written by David Griffiths and published by the co-operative.

The main sections of the booklet are Co-operative Housing, The Early Years, Co-operation Threats and Opportunities, Co-operation Strengths and Weaknesses and Co-operative Adaption and Change.

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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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