Social Housing Victoria

On Centrelink benefits and looking for housing?

Unison has a range of rooming house, apartments, units and houses for long term social housing in the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne and also Geelong. These properties offer security of tenure and are available to single people, couples and families who are on low incomes via Centrelink.

We are committed to ensuring that the people we house gain access to the support, resources, and opportunities needed to sustain their housing, build a sense of home and participate in the wider community. We do this through effective partnerships and connections with specialist organisations.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Prospective Tenants can gain access to this long term social housing in two ways:

  • By making an application for social housing through the Victorian Housing Register 
  • Nomination Access (where some support agencies have access to particular Unison housing)

Eligibility requirements are in line with the Department of Health and Human Services' eligibility guidelines.

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Social Housing South Australia

On Centrelink benefits and looking for housing?

The Adelaide site, located at 102 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, has 27 Social Housing properties available on long-term leases to eligible tenants that meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Eligible Tenants will be selected from waiting lists maintained by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion and the Community Housing Customer Register (CHCR).

  • Preference is given to people who are on Category 1 of the list.
  • Persons selected are entitled to receive Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA), or if not eligible for CRA, Housing SA must agree to the person/s being housing at rental costs appropriate for that person's circumstances.


Eligibility requirements are in line with the South Australian Government eligibiilty guidelines.

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For more information please contact the closest office

95 Wellington Street, Collingwood 
Tel: 03 9288 9200

229 Barkly Street, Footscray 
Tel: 03 9688 8300 

42 Derby Street, Kensington
Tel: 03 9371 2000

104 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Tel: 08 8211 6492