Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Peoples (ATSI)

Opening Doors

Opening Doors is an entry point for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Follow the Opening Doors link to learn how the system works and entry points close to you.

Phone: 1800 825 955

SalvoCare Eastern

The Frankston and Rosebud Crisis Centres are entry points for individuals, families and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These Centres provide assessment, information, advocacy and referral to a range of accommodation and housing services. They can help navigate services and link with services such as family violence, drug and alcohol, health and mental health, legal, financial, employment, education and training.

Frankston Address: 37 Ross Smith Avenue, Frankston VIC 3199
Rosebud Address: 17 Ninth Avenue, Rosebud VIC 3939
Phone: 1800 825 955
Find more information: www.salvationarmy.org.au/SalvoCareEastern

Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd (DDACL)

DDACL provides a range of health and social services for Aboriginal people including general medical, chronic disease management and psychological services. They are also able to assist in applying for proof of Aboriginality.

Phone: (03) 9794 5933
Find more information: http://ddacl.org.au/


Ngwala's Specialist Homelessness Services are able to provide advocacy and advice, intensive case management and accommodation support. Their housing services cross regions and they will negotiate with other organisations and advocate for their clients needs. They also provide Outreach services and access to their Residential Rehabilitation Centres.

Phone: (03) 9510 3233
Find more information: www.ngwala.org.au/

Indigenous Tenants at Risk Program (ITAR)

The Indigenous Tenants at Risk Program provides support and advocacy assistance to Indigenous people who are tenants or prospective tenants of Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) or the Office of Housing (OoH). The program aims to establish or maintain Indigenous tenancies by supporting tenants to address issues placing their accommodation at risk through individual case managed support. WAYSS ITAR services are funded to provide assistance to people in the Cities of Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Casey and the Shires of Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula.

Phone: (03) 9791 6111
Find more information: www.wayssltd.org.au

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV)

AHV manages 1525 properties in Melbourne and regional Victoria providing affordable housing to over 4000 low income Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians. It’s similar to public housing however housing is allocated specifically for people with ATSI background. To apply, one must submit application which is available on website.Accommodation is independent and rent is subsidized.

Phone: (03) 9403 2100
Find more information: ahvic.org.au

Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association (VACSAL)

VACSAL provide homelessness outreach for people living in North Western suburbs. It is not local to Frankston, however it may be able to provide some housing specific information for people of ATSI descent. The program comprises of 2 outreach workers, has no waitlist, and operates on drop-in basis.

Phone: (03) 9416 4266
Find more information: www.vacsal.org.au

William T Onus Hostel

William T Onus is a short-stay accommodation in Northcote, Victoria (not local) available to people of ATSI descent. The time limit of a stay is up to 3 months, and it is open to singles, families and couples. Referral can occur through Opening Doors Service or self-referral. Rent for a single person is $31 per night and this is adjusted for families and couples. There are 28 beds available, and though it is staffed 24/7, there are no support workers attached to accommodation.

Phone: 03 9489 6701

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

VAHS provide a variety of wrap-around health services in the Northern suburbs.Though they aren’t local they provide a medical program with men's unit, women’s and children's unit, family counselling, parenting program and men’s service, in addition to other clinical and community programs

Address: 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, 3065
Phone: 03 9419 3000
Find more information: www.vacsal.org.au

Gathering place (Frankston / Hastings)

The Gathering Place is a meeting place that provides health, cultural and social activities. It is open to all genders and ages for people of ATSI descent.

There are two locations;

  1. Frankston: Jubilee Park, Frankston.
  2. Hastings: 10 Pound Road, Hastings