Whether you need emergency accommodation or you're after a place to rent or buy, there are support services available to help you and your family find somewhere to live.
Victorian Government crisis emergency accommodation support
If you’re in urgent need of somewhere to stay, you can get or call the crisis accommodation 24-hour, statewide services 1800 825 955 (toll-free).
If you’re homeless or at risk of homelessness, or you’re experiencing family violence, crisis and emergency is available.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) homelessness support
The DVA can connect you to organisations that can help you and your family if you’re homeless or at risk of
You may be eligible for a crisis payment. Find more information and how to apply on the DVA
Open Arms crisis accommodation support
Find out if you’re eligible to access the Open Arms crisis accommodation , or call 1800 011 046.
Victorian ex-service organisations homelessness services
Victorian ex-service provide homelessness services for you and your family.
Veteran Housing Australia
Veteran Housing Australia Pty Ltd (VHA) is an organisation established by Carry On and is a registered community housing provider for veterans and their families. VHA provides affordable housing for the veteran community. VHA’s vision is to end veteran homelessness in Australia and to empower veterans to succeed. To contact VHA please visit Veteran Housing .
Support to rent or buy a home
Victorian Government housing support
- provides financial help, loans, counselling and advice for private renters
- Buy or rent in includes the first home buyer guide and housing support
- If you’re a first home buyer, check your eligibility for the special
- Find information about buying, renting or renovating a home in
Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme
You may be eligible for the Defence Home Ownership Assistance (DHOAS). This assists current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families to achieve home ownership.
Reviewed 11 January 2023