Members' Community Housing

Housing may be provided to members of Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative. You need to have been a co-operative member for at least one year, and unfortunately, as housing is limited there is a waiting list.

If members would like to have a yarn to someone about their personal circumstances and join the wait list for housing, please contact Rachel Oxford on 0418 720 464 or email housing@wathaurong.org.au.

Indigenous Tenants At Risk

The Indigenous Tenants at Risk (ITAR) program provides assistance to people who are current tenants of the Office of Housing or Aboriginal Housing Victoria and who have been identified as being at risk of losing their tenancy. The program aims to sustain existing tenancies and establish new tenancies. ITAR provides free and independent support which is delivered in a confidential, culturally-appropriate, non-judgmental manner.

Other services offered by this program included assistance with:

  • appeals
  • complaints
  • advice and advocacy for public housing and Aboriginal Housing Victoria tenants
  • rent issues
  • maintenance issue
  • private and Co-operative rentals
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearings
  • referrals to other agencies, for example homelessness service.

Emergency housing

Unfortunately we are not funded to assist people with emergency housing, although there may be other things we can do to assist you with your situation.

So while we cannot directly help you with emergency housing, we can still point you in the right direction. 

Please call, email or visit us for more information.