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Housing for Women

Having a safe, secure place to live is one of the most basic human rights. With our growing housing problem and lack of crisis accommodation, homelessness and finding a place to live has become a serious issue.

Housing Information Booklets for Women in Victoria (2013)

After 12 months’ work and many generous contributions of time, expertise and money from women and supporters, WIRE’s Housing Information Booklets for Women in Victoria were launched on Tuesday 26 February 2013 by the Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Community Services Andrea Coote MLC. Read WIRE Media Release_Launch of Housing Info Booklets for Women (26Feb2013).

WIRE’s new housing resource aims to help women in Victoria understand and better navigate the housing system, and comes in 2 handy booklets (A5, 32 pages each):

  • Book 1 Dealing with a housing crisis – needing help right now! is there for you if you find yourself in crisis, with either no housing or facing the risk that you will very soon become homeless. WIRE Housing Info Bk 1 (PDF 392 KB)
  • Book 2 Finding your next home – looking past a housing crisis helps you look to your future home – and how to avoid having to face a housing crisis again. WIRE Housing Info Bk 2 (PDF 407 KB)

WIRE Women’s Information Housing Information Booklet 1:
Dealing with a housing crisis – needing help right now!

WIRE Women’s Information Housing Information Booklet 2:
Finding your next home – looking past a housing crisis

Order your free copies

Free printed copies are available thanks to the City of Melbourne, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and appeal donors who have funded this first print run.

Simply fill in an order form , enclose payment for postage and return it to WIRE via

  • Email:
  • Fax: (03) 9328 8950
  • Post: WIRE Women’s Information 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne 3003.

For other WIRE information sheets, publications and resources, please complete and return the order form as above.

Acknowledgements & references

WIRE thanks the City of Melbourne and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation for helping to fund this project. WIRE also thanks all WIRE Housing Guide Appeal 2012 donors for their contributions towards funding this project.

WIRE gratefully acknowledges all others who contributed towards the development and printing of these housing information booklets including Victorian Women’s Housing Association, Jessica Hunter, Chris Black, Kate Hawkins, Lin Tobias and Lorna Hendry.

For details on information sources used in the content development of WIRE’s housing information booklets, please see References.

Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in these housing information booklets are accurate and current at the time of printing—January 2013. However, no responsibility will be taken for the accuracy or reliability of the information, or for any loss that may arise from errors, omissions, or changes to government policy or the law.


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