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.

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has released a report prepared by NetBalance – Green Paper Public Service Mutuals: the case for a Third-way for delivering public services in Australia (June 2014)

The report includes this observation: “Co-operative community housing organisations have the potential to play a significant role in addressing the lack of supply of appropriate and affordable accommodation for PWD who wish to live independently and in group homes. They have the potential to either utilise their own capital or to attract external capital.” ( p 61)

It is also noted: “The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is one example of a national collaborative “network of researchers, universities and policy and practice communities”. (p 66)

 The report can be accessed at:


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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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