About Unison

Our vision

Communities that thrive.

Our purpose

Collaborate to create vibrant, sustainable communities by developing, managing and providing access to housing.

Who we work with

People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Unison is one of the largest providers of services for homeless people or those at risk of homelessness in Melbourne’s north and west. We connect people to safe and affordable short, medium or long-term housing combined with support to address any challenges that may have contributed to their fragile housing situation. In addition, we help people re-establish and maintain a secure home.

People on a low income looking for affordable rental

We provide social and affordable long-term rental housing in Victoria for people on a low income - employed or on Centrelink benefits. The properties range from rooming houses, apartments, units and houses. Our homes offer tenure security and cater to all household types, including singles, youth, seniors, couples and families.

Owners Corporations

Unison is a registered owners corporation management company that manages residential and commercial properties on behalf of owner-occupiers, private investors and the Government. The properties we manage are located in our mixed-tenure communities, blending owner-occupiers, investment properties and affordable housing. We are located within these communities to create a thriving, diverse community and a great place to live and invest.


Partnerships are critical to our work and help us achieve more than we could alone. We collaborate with many like-minded organisations across the Government, business and community sectors who respect our ethos and understand what we are about. 

Our Strategic Plan

Unison’s vision is Communities that thrive.

To help create that vision, Unison’s strategic plan focuses on five strategic directions. Click here to read the full strategic plan.


  • Unison is an employer of choice and our staff are valued and supported to collaborate, realise their potential and deliver positive outcomes




  • We are known for excellence in service delivery, and our renters are proud of their homes and are engaged in their communities



  • Sustainably grow the organisation to support 6,000 dwellings