Social housing in Victoria

Social housing is provided to eligible households, with rents subsidised, to ensure that households pay affordable rent.

Unison has a range of rooming houses, apartments, units and houses for long-term social housing in Melbourne's northern and western suburbs and Geelong.

These properties offer the security of tenure and are available to single people, couples and families on low incomes via Centrelink.

We are committed to ensuring that tenants 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.


To be eligible for social housing, you must live in Victoria and meet current income and asset limits. 

Visit the Department of Health and Human Services' website to find out more about eligibility guidelines to access social housing:

How to apply

There are two ways to gain access to long-term social housing with Unison:

  • Apply through the Victorian Housing Register 
  • Nomination access (where selected support agencies have access to particular Unison housing).

For more information please contact your closest Unison office. Click here for our contact details.