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.

RTASecurityV2The Victorian Government has released an Issues Paper on Security of Tenure and is inviting submiisions until 21 December 2015. The Issues Paper includes a series of questions on security of tenure.

The Victorian Government is reviewing Victoria's rental laws to ensure  "a modern and dynamic rental market, in which tenants are safe and secure, and which will meet the current and future needs and expectations of tenants and landlords." The Issues Paper Security of Tenure is the first of a series of issues paper "which will encompass a broad range of issues relating to the operations..." of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.

Submissions can be made online at fairersaferhousing.vic.gov.au/renting  or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail - Residential Tenancies Act Review, Consumer affairs Victoria, GPO Box 123, Nelbourne VIC 3001

The questions include:

Why is security of tenure important for Victorian tenants?

What factors influence tenants' preferences for stability and flexibility in rental accommodation?

What are the main reasons that tenancies end from both landlords' and tenants' perspectives?

What are the obstacles in the rental market for tenants who prefer longer tenure from achieving this?

What are the obstacles (including any provisions in the Act) to tenants and landlords entering long leases?

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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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