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.

In response to changes to the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) and the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Act 2015 (Vic) the SouthEast Board have adopted new Child Safety Standards.

Standard 5 refers to: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.

It is requirement of the new standards that all employees, volunteer and, contractors read and understand the policy and code.

If you have any concerns about the safety of a child, please contact the office on 9706 8005.


Child Protection and Safety Standards Policy March 2017

13 January 2013
Media release
A real plan to end rough sleeping in Victoria

The peak body for homelessness in Victoria today outlined a plan to move more than 1,000 people currently sleeping rough in Victoria into safe and secure homes.
In its pre-budget submission to the State Government, the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) calls on the Government to fund a Permanent Supportive Housing program with 100 new properties per year targeted at people who have been homeless long term.

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ACT Shelter has released a discussion paper - Community Housing in the ACT: Options for Growth and Viability. (October 2013)  The aim of the discussion paper is to take stock of the ACT community housing sector and consider options for the future growth and viability of community housing.

The discussion paper argues that there is a need to develop a clear Strategic Plan  that needs to consider support and capacity development for providers, planning and development levers, innovative positioning across sectors and issues crucial for positive tenant outcomes.

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Date:28/08/2013Community Housing Federation of Australia (CHFA)


The national peak body representing not-for-profit housing providers has called on both the major parties to release their housing policies.

“There are currently 225,000 people on social housing waiting lists nationally,” said Carol Croce, Executive Director of the Community Housing Federation of Australia. “People are paying unaffordable rents and often living in severe overcrowding in the private rental market.  Access to affordable housing has been identified as is the single biggest area of unmet need for clients of welfare organisations”

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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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