Housing & Emergency Accommodation
Time out is a support service for young people who are spending nights away from home due to family stress or conflict. Time Out can help young people stay connected to education and community supports through short term financial support. Time Out can also support families who are hosting young people spending nights away from home.
For further information or to make a referral, contact Liz on 9457 9938 or Liz.Wyndham@banyule.vic.gov.au
Crisis accommodation information line
Provides a variety of support to young people aged 15-21 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Ph: 1800 627 727 10am till 12 midnight
North & West Homelessness Network
The North & West Homelessness Network (NWHN), is a network of Homelessness Assistance funded services operating in Melbourne's North & West metropolitan region.
As well as offering general information on homelessness assistance, this website facilitates communication between NWHN members, providing them with a range of relevant news and resources.
Banyule Housing Support group
Is a referral agency that prides itself on working where the clients are and not in an office. Support services include but not limited to transitional accommodation, advocacy, rental bonds, furniture for new accommodation, rental assistance, and food and grocery vouchers. To be eligible young people under 18 need to be with their family.
Phone: 9431 4746
Fax: 9439 6524
North East Housing service (Preston)
Provides information and referrals to transitional and emergency accommodation for people within the Banyule, Nillumbik, Darebin and Whittlesea areas.
Ph: 9479 0700
After hours phone: 1800 82 5955
Nillumbik Community Health Centre
Information and Referral service.
Ph: 9430 9100
Is an early intervention program for young people aged 12-18 who are at risk of becoming homeless.
Ph: 9430 9100
Division of Housing and Community Building (State Government)
Provides up to date information about legislation and how to navigate the housing sector.
Ph: 9479 0122
Ph: 13 11 72 (Maintenance)
General Housing Enquiries: Housing@dhs.vic.gov.au
Home Ground Preston
Offer housing support and advocacy.
Ph: 9471 4522
Ph: 1800 834 125 (freecall)
Fax: 9471 4533
Banyule Support and Information Centre (BANSIC)
BANSIC are a referral and information provider that assist people in gaining access to and understand a range of services they may require.
Ph: 9459 5959
Diamond Valley community Support
Are a support, information and referral agency. They provide free, confidential, impartial and independent services for members of the community.
Ph: 9435 8282
Frontyard is a collection of youth specific services for people aged 12-25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and spends time in Melbourne CBD. They focus on the physical, emotional and social needs of a young person and make decisions with them that will effect positively on their lives.
Ph: 1800 800 531 (freecall)
Melbourne Youth Support Service (MYSS) (Frontyard)
Melbourne Youth Support Service (MYSS) is a statewide telephone information and referral service for young people. Offering face to face and telephone services MYSS can act as a referral service for issues around accommodation, legal rights, drug and alcohol, training and employment. A casework service is accessible during the week, for 12 -25 year olds
Ph: 9614 3688
Melbourne City Mission- Young Women's Crisis Service
Melbourne City Mission provides Crisis services for young women aged 16 - 24 years. These services include outreach as well as supported crisis accommodation for single women and women with children.
Phone: 8486 2136
Open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm
Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre
Housing advice for newly arrived migrants or refugees
Ph: 9496 0200
Provides free legal advice and casework to young people, and is active in policy development and advocacy around issues affecting young people's legal rights. Legal advice and information are available to young people by phone, email, faceto face and webcam. Youthlaw also conducts education programs relating to legal issues for young people and their workers.
Ph: 9611 2412
Drop in: Mon-Fri 2pm-5pm
Housing Emergency Funds (HEF) Funds
Funding for emergency accommodation and/or assitance to prevent accommodation being lost for example rent, bond or board payment is available through the following organisations:
- Catchment Youth Services
Ph 9470 5592
- Berry Street
Ph 9450 4700
Ph 1800 800 531
You may also like to download & print the brochure provided below:
Helps students and young people with a health condition, injury or disability to find and keep a job.
Level 1, 110 Chifley Drive, Preston 3072
Ph: 9953 4160
Suite 6, 2 Enterprise Drive, Bundoora 3082
Ph: 9468 7050