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.

housing-is-just-the-beginningCommon Equity Housing Ltd is organising the first nation-wide co-operative housing conference during IYC 2012 on 8 March at Federation Square, Melbourne. SEHC is a sponsor of the conference. bankmecu is also a sponsor.

About 270 people are attending  the conference.

The conference fee is $20 for housing co-operative tenants and $200 for others. SEHC will pay the conference fee for any staff or members attending.

The Chief Executive and Principal of the UK Co-operative College, Mervyn Wilson, is a keynote speaker at the conference.

SEHC directors are making a panel presentation, copies of the SEHC history will be provided to participants and there will be the first public showing of the SEHC documentary - The Other Way Home. SEHC General Manager, Ian McLaren, is on the Conference Steering Committee.

Other speakers and presentations:

Richard O'Leary, CEO, Macleay Regional Co-operative Ltd
Rowan Dowland, General Manager, Development, bankmecu
First Fremantle Housing Collective
Southern Cross CERC
Jacaranda Housing
United Housing Co-operative Ltd
Warratraf CERC
Northern Geelong Rental Housing Co-operative
Co Housing Co-operative Tasmania


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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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