VIC Initiatives

Victoria’s response to addressing homelessness can be found in their Implementation Plan.  For information on progress against these initiatives and others under the Victorian Implementation Plan, please see the Victoria Annual Report 2009-10: National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness.

You can also read: Australian and Victorian Governments working together to reduce homelessness on the FaHCSIA website.

Melbourne Street to Home

Street to Home is an innovative approach to ending homelessness for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. It is relatively new in Australia, but has already recorded major successes overseas.

It is currently being implemented in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra and is already operating in Adelaide.

Melbourne Street to Home focuses on housing placement, establishment and tenancy sustainability for the most vulnerable members of the homeless population.

Victorian Homelessness Action Plan 2011-15

The Victorian Homelessness Action Plan 2011-15 is a commitment by the Victorian Baillieu Government to provide greater assistance to vulnerable Victorians to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness.

Pathways to a new Victorian Social Housing Framework, 2012

On 30 April 2012, the Victorian Government began an extensive consultation process on the future of social housing in Victoria, as part of its commitment to develop a new housing framework better suited to its communities’ needs.