Need urgent housing?
If you are in immediate danger Call 000.
Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness?
Free 24 hour phone line. Someone will take your call to get you help nearby. If after hours, they will refer you to the Salvation Army Crisis Services.
Are you escaping family violence?
Free 24 hour phone line. Someone will take your call from Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre.
The Department of Health and Human Services has completed delivery of energy efficiency upgrades to 1500 public housing properties across the state.
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Getting energy smart

The EnergySmart Public Housing Project concluded in 2020.

Upgrades reduced energy costs and improved thermal comfort and environmental outcomes for those participating in the initiative.

Upgrades that were undertaken in the properties include:

  • A replacement energy efficient hot water system
  • A replacement energy efficient heating system
  • Building thermal shell upgrades, such as draught sealing and insulation.

For more information email environment@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020

For information about the 2020 Premier's Sustainability Awards, see the Premier's Sustainability Awards website.