Womens Housing

Women’s Housing Limited (WHL)
focuses on human rights, particularly the basic rights of women (and their children) to housing, healthcare,education and employment.

Since our establishment in 1997, we’ve been listening to and validating women’s experiences, and acting as their voice in the housing sector. 

Click on the video below to see how we are changing lives and how important the service we provide is.


Key Areas we work in:

Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence

"The Role of Housing in our Response to Family Violence"  A submission to the Royal Victorian Commission into family violence by Women's Housing Limited.
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What's Happening!

Women's Housing Limited have entered into a partnership with ADRA (Adventist Development Relief Agency).  Rebecca Auriant (Director of ADRA Victoria) pictured below with Lindy Parker (Operations Manager) and Veronica Hunt (Community Housing Manager).

Women’s Housing Limited believes a home is not just a roof over your head.  Through this partnership Women's Housing Limited and ADRA will provide additional services to improve the lives of our tenants and help them to feel safe and secure.  We are very excited about the projects this partnership will bring to our clients.

FREE EVENT exclusively for women and children

Linked Up
When: 10am - 2pm, 9 September 2016
Where: Mercy Hub, 617- 619 Nicholson Street, Carlton

Connecting women and children who are experiencing homelessness with health and legal services.  Women's Housing Limited will have staff available to answer questions and provide information on our services.

Other services available:  

•    Hairdressing
•    Housing Referrals
•    Children's Art Activity
•    Photo booth
•    Arts Workshop
•    Sanitary & toiletries
•    FREE lunch catered for by STREAT

For more information please contact: linkupmelbourne01@gmail.com

Ascot Vale Rooming House

On the 4th August 2016, Danny Pearson MP visited the Women's Housing Limited Ascot Vale Rooming House.  Danny Pearson MP met with residents and toured the property.

The rooming house has received funding to convert the facility from 14 bedrooms with communal facilities into 16 one bedroom self-contained apartments. This re-development will give residents privacy and a modern home. 

"How we treat the homeless, the poor and the marginalised speaks more to our values as a community than it does to the individuals themselves.  I am proud that we are improving the lives of the residents of this facility." Danny Pearson MP

Family Violence Emergency Accommodation

Women's Housing Limited houses women who have experienced family violence and a recent call out for donations to support these women has resulted in generous donations from a number of organisations.



Big thanks to International Interior Images for the donation of care products.  Included in their wonderful donation was beauty bars, shampoos, conditioners, body lotion and body wash.
Also big thanks to Grace: West Melbourne Families Against Domestic Violence for the donation of care packages. 



Grace is a small community group in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne that provide care packages to women and children fleeing domestic violence.  A care package is a re-usable grocery bag filled with non-perishable pantry items and toiletries.


Want to Make a Donation?

We have a huge demand on our service which includes not only seeking accomodation, but also the provision of basic toiletries, train tickets and food. With this increasing demand we need your help more than ever. 

Please click on the link below to make a donation through the Give Now website.

Who's talking

  • I was elated when WHL gave me my current place. The feeling of… no more being scared, stressed, abused physically and emotionally, my kids safe and able to start again.
  • I have cried for joy so many times.
  • …for my children to be able to have friends over, to have our own beds and to have space and to have security.
  • Thank you for choosing us for this new property. This has made such a change to both of our lives.
  • WHL gave me the breathing space to focus and move forward despite the uncertainty of my future at that time.
  • It was a huge sense of relief to be able to feel safe and secure and I was able to progress my life.
  • I would like to thank you and your team in regards to the financial assistance granted to me. It was overwhelming and I shall not forget this kindness. Know that this was a great decision.
  • It was practically brand new – lovely to move into.
  • Thanks for your support. Thank you for your understanding. I have never had anyone act that way before.
  • I just found my nail clippers in my bag....you know he went away for a weekend and I just grabbed whatever I could and ran” [said during the interview]

  • It happened so fast, I couldn’t believe it. Women’s Housing Limited has helped me out so much. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
  • WHL staff appear genuinely concerned about my well-being and are very reassuring. I feel most welcome and comfortable here.
  • I am grateful for the garage I live in, but at the end of the day, it is still a garage [said with tears running down her face]

  • This is the happiest day of my life....thank you so much

  • I have been doing it pretty hard, this has made my year [said through tears]

  • Is this true, is this really true? [once convinced] I have had a sad life, but this is the best day I have had so far [said through an interpreter]

  • Thank you Women’s Housing. I didn’t even know anything like this existed [referring to Women’s Housing]. Thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • I am so sorry, but I can’t stop crying...you don’t know what this means for me
  • I haven’t been able to plan anything...you know, without knowing where I am going to be living, I can’t even apply for a job.....I will be able to start again...
  • Thank you – I have been so worried and haven’t known what to do. I didn’t know about organisations like Women’s Housing, thank you, thank you…
  • I can’t tell you how much this means – thank you Women’s Housing, thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • I am so happy, now I can start planning a life for myself and my girls. I can find them a school where they can settle down. There life won’t be in chaos
  • At last I will have a place of my own – its mine forever and I can be safe
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