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.

AndreahfInterviewed by David Griffiths—5 April 2013

Andrea joined SouthEast as a member in 2001. She has a Bachelor of Business Accounting and management and has worked seven years In Business Services.

When did you join SouthEast as a member?

I had recently come back from overseas with my three children after my marriage was over and was staying with my parents – elderly parents who hadn’t had young children living with them for many years.

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SEHC director Terry Brown is resigning. Terry's last board meeting will be on the 24 February 2012. Terry has served on the board since July 2011 but has resigned because his circumstances have changed. He is leaving the co-operative and moving to country Victoria. As well as serving on the board, Terry has served on the Governance and Policy Committee.

ShirleyShirley Faram was first appointed Chairperson in 2000 when the SouthEast Housing Co-operative was formed. She remained Chairperson until 2006 and returned as Chairperson in 2008.

Shirley joined the Frankston Rental Housing Co-operative Ltd in 1986.

"I was housed in 1987 and it was a relief to have a secure affordable home for my mother and myself."

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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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