Preferred locations

HomesVic provides applicants with an extensive range of options when searching for their first home. There are 30 priority areas spanning 85 Melbourne suburbs, 130 town and suburbs in and around key regional centres and seven peri-urban towns.

The locations have been chosen in areas where there is a high demand for housing and good access to employment, public transport and other services.

In filling out the HomesVic Program Application form, applicants are required to select up to 10 choices of dwelling types and priority areas. Please note that under the HomesVic pilot, participants may not acquire houses in the Box Hill, Fisherman’s Bend or Parkville priority areas but may acquire townhouses or apartments in those three priority areas. Houses are permitted to be acquired in all other priority areas.

Priority area




Box Hill area No Yes Yes
Broadmeadows  area Yes Yes Yes
Dandenong area Yes Yes Yes
Epping area Yes Yes Yes
Fishermen’s Bend area No Yes Yes
Footscray area Yes Yes Yes
Fountain Gate - Narre Warren area Yes Yes Yes
Frankston area Yes Yes Yes
LaTrobe area Yes Yes Yes
Monash area Yes Yes Yes
Pakenham area Yes Yes Yes
Parkville  area No Yes Yes
Ringwood  area Yes Yes Yes
Sunshine area Yes Yes Yes
Werribee area Yes Yes Yes
Bacchus Marsh Yes Yes Yes
Kilmore and Wallan Yes Yes Yes
Kyneton and Gisborne Yes Yes Yes
Drouin and Warragul Yes Yes Yes
Ballarat area Yes Yes Yes
Bendigo area Yes Yes Yes
Castlemaine area Yes Yes Yes
Geelong area Yes Yes Yes
Latrobe City area Yes Yes Yes
Mildura area Yes Yes Yes
Seymour area Yes Yes Yes
Shepparton area Yes Yes Yes
Wangaratta area Yes Yes Yes
Warrnambool area Yes Yes Yes
Wodonga area Yes Yes Yes

The Priority areas are comprised of the following suburbs:

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Box Hill Area – Box Hill, Blackburn, Nunawading and Surrey Hills
  • Broadmeadows  Area – Broadmeadows, Coolaroo, Dallas, Fawkner, Glenroy, Jacana, Meadow Heights and Westmeadows
  • Dandenong Area – Dandenong, Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Hallam, Keysborough, Lynbrook and Noble Park
  • Epping Area – Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, South Morang and Thomastown
  • Fishermen’s Bend Area – Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and Southbank
  • Footscray Area – Footscray, Ascot Vale, Flemington, Kensington, Seddon and West Footscray
  • Fountain Gate-Narre Warren Area – Narre Warren, Berwick, Hallam, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Narre Warren North and Narre Warren South
  • Frankston Area – Frankston, Karringal, Langwarrin, Carrum and Seaford
  • LaTrobe Area - Bundoora, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Kingsbury, Macleod, Rosanna, Reservoir and Viewbank
  • Monash Area - Clayton, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Oakleigh and Springvale
  • Pakenham Area – Pakenham and Officer
  • Parkville  Area – Parkville, Brunswick, Carlton, North Melbourne, Flemington, Travancore and Ascot Vale
  • Ringwood  Area – Ringwood, Croydon, Heathmont, Bayswater and Mitcham
  • Sunshine Area - Sunshine, Albion, Braybrook, Brooklyn,  Sunshine North, Sunshine West, and Tottenham
  • Werribee Area – Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Tarneit , Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale

Peri-urban Towns

  • Bacchus Marsh
  • Kilmore and Wallan
  • Kyneton and Gisborne
  • Drouin and Warragul

Regional Victoria

  • Ballarat Area – Ballarat Central, Alfredton, Ballarat East, Ballarat North, Black Hill, Canadian, Delacombe, Eureka, Golden Point, Invermay Park, Lake Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Lucas, Miner’s Rest, Mitchell Park, Mount Pleasant, Newington, Redan, Sebastopol, Soldiers Hill and Wendouree
  • Bendigo Area – Ascot, Bendigo, Big Hill, California Gully, Eaglehawk, Eaglehawk North, East Bendigo, Epsom, Flora Hill, Golden Gully, Golden Square, Ironbark, Jackass Flat, Kangaroo Flat, Kennington, Long Gully, Maiden Gully, Mandurang, Mandurang South, North Bendigo, Quarry Hill, Spring Gully, Stratfieldsaye and White Hills
  • Castlemaine Area – Castlemaine, Barkers Creek, Campbell’s Creek, Chewton, Golden Point, Harcourt, Mackenzie Hill and Moonlight Flat
  • Geelong Area – Geelong, Armstrong Creek, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Belmont, Breakwater, Corio, Drumcondra, East Geelong, Geelong West, Grovedale, Highton, Marshall, Manifold Heights, Newcomb, Newtown, Norlane, North Geelong, North Shore, St Albans Park, South Geelong, Thomson, Torquay, Wandana Heights and Whittington
  • Latrobe City Area – Churchill, Moe, Morwell and Traralgon
  • Mildura Area –  Mildura Central, Birdwoodton, Cabarita, Cardross, Irymple, Koorlong, Merbein, Merbein West, Nichols Point, Red Cliffs, Wargan and Yelta
  • Seymour Area – Seymour, Avenel, Hilldene, Mangalore, Northwood, Tallarook, Trawool and Whiteheads Creek
  • Shepparton Area – Shepparton, Grahamvale, Kialla, Mooroopna, Mooroopna North, Orrvale, Shepparton East and Shepparton North
  • Wangaratta Area – Wangaratta, East Wangaratta, Laceby, North Wangaratta, Oxley, Oxley Flats, Waldara, Wangandary and Wangaratta South
  • Warrnambool Area – Warrnambool, Allansford, Bushfield, Dennington, Wangoom and Yangery
  • Wodonga Area – Wodonga, Bandiana, Castle Creek, Leneva and West Wodonga