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Housing Registrar stakeholders

The Housing Registrar has a number of key State and Commonwealth stakeholders.

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Tenants and prospective tenants of registered agencies

The objective of the Housing Act 1983 (Vic)External Link (Housing Act) is to ensure that every person in Victoria has adequate, appropriate and affordable housing. Under the Housing Act the Housing Registrar, as the regulator of the community housing sector in Victoria, oversees the delivery of safe, secure and affordable housing solutions that improve tenant outcomes and protect investment in the sector for the benefit of tenants and prospective tenants as well as the community and future generations. Important stakeholders supporting tenants and prospective tenants include tenant advocates, such as Tenants Victoria and community legal advocates. For further information, visit the Information for community housing tenants page.

Registered agencies

Community housing in Victoria is delivered by not-for-profit, rental housing agencies (registered agencies) that are registered under the Housing Act as housing associations or housing providers. For further information on individual registered agencies, visit the Registered housing agency performance page.

Homes Victoria

Homes Victoria has been established to manage public housing, deliver the State Government’s Big Housing Build and sustainably increase social housing in Victoria.

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing includes the current Department of Health and Human ServicesExternal Link portfolios of Child Protection, Prevention of Family Violence, Housing and Disability.

Community Housing Industry Association Victoria

Community Housing Industry Association VictoriaExternal Link (CHIA Vic) is the Victorian peak body representing 76 community housing organisations.

Victorian Ombudsman

The Victorian OmbudsmanExternal Link is the oversight body of the Victorian public sector.


National Regulatory System for Community Housing

The National Regulatory System for Community HousingExternal Link represents the national system of registration, monitoring and regulation of community housing providers across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

The National Housing Finance and Investment CorporationExternal Link (NHFIC) provides low cost, long-term loans to registered agencies to support the provision of more social and affordable housing.

Reviewed 25 February 2021

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