How To Apply in Victoria

Are you experiencing family violence?

If you are experiencing family violence and require urgent assistance you should call the police on 000.

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is a specialist support service for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence. You can call 1800 015 188 (freecall) at anytime for advice and support.

Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness in Victoria?

You can call the statewide service on 1800 825 955 (free call) at anytime or call 000 if you are in danger and require urgent assistance.

Are you looking for Community Housing?

YWCA Housing is a participating agency in the Victorian Housing Register (VHR).  The VHR is a single waiting list for social housing, including public housing, and means that you don’t need to submit a separate application for public and community housing in Victoria.

The register improves the service provided to people seeking housing by streamlining access to a broader range of social housing options.  The register was designed and implemented in partnership between the community housing sector, the homelessness services sector, including family violence, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

There are two application types:

  • Priority Access – for people most in need of housing, low income and assets, predefined categories; and
  • Register of Interest – for people who do not have a priority housing need but who meet the basic eligibility, income and asset criteria.

You can find more information about eligibility requirements and applying for social housing at the HousingVic website or on the Victorian DHHS website.

Applications for housing can be made using myGov online services using the Victorian Housing Register application:

If you want more information on any of the above, please contact us on (03) 8341 8700