Welcome to Wombat

 About us

Wombat Housing and Support Services provides a free service to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the west of Melbourne.

Our mission: People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who have links with Melbourne's North West are supported to attain and maintain suitable housing.

Our values guide our policy development, our service delivery, our decision making and our relationships with the organisation, with our service users and external bodies.

We try to respond to the individual needs of people seeking our support.

We place a high value on being honest, genuine and communicating as directly and clearly as possible.

We foster connection, warmth and good humour within our organisation and in our dealings with others.

We try to be open, transparent and accountable to each other, to the people who use our services, to government and the wider community.

We are open to new ideas and embrace change. We will continue to explore new and innovative service delivery models and advocacy strategies. We acknowledge success and failure and endeavour to learn from both.


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Wombat has programs for young people, older adults, families, single adults and people in public housing.

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History of Wombat

Wombat Housing and Support Services was formed by an amalgamation of two housing and support services in Melbourne's West. Wombat Accommodation Services Group and Lanigiro Housing Group had each been providing services since the early 1980's. Each was managed by a separate Committee of Management.

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Restore Funding To SHASP Campaign

Wombat Housing & Support Services, along with other housing support services across the state, is calling for funding to be restored to the Victorian Social Housing Advocacy Support Program (SHASP) in the wake of a report that found 78% of public housing tenants supported by the program avoided eviction and 73% engaged in repaying rent debts.

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Restore Funding To SHASP

The full SHASP discussion paper- Support that works can be found at www.housingjustice.org.au.


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