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.

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.

Both the ACT Government and ACT Shelter are opposed to stock transfers but the discussion paper argues that this option should be considered.

In 2012 there were 11.063 public housing and 662 community housing properties in the ACT. Community housing providers include the Environmental Collective Housing Organisation  which was formed in 2007 and manages 30 properties with 44 tenants.

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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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