Social Housing Survey

This Survey is run by the Victorian Government as part of Victorian Social Housing Regulation Review.

Independent review asks community members for feedback on Victoria’s social housing system

Victorians have a chance to shape the future of public and community housing through the Social Housing Regulation Review (Review), which is asking for feedback on our housing system.

The Review is looking at long-term social housing to make the system work better for tenants and to encourage investment in building more homes. It is consulting directly with tenants, social services, industry groups and researchers.

Professor David Hayward chairs the independent panel with Dr Heather Holst and Dr David Cousins AM. You can read more about the process here.

The Review is open to all Victorians, with a focus on public and community housing tenants and those eligible for social housing. This includes people who are homeless, living in rooming houses or caravan parks, and others on low incomes and Centrelink payments.

Professor Hayward encouraged everyone with an interest in Victoria’s social housing system to participate in the Review.

“Our social housing safety net is of critical importance to building a fairer Victoria. The experiences of tenants and those wanting to access social housing are central to this Review. We want to hear their voices because they know firsthand what works and what needs to change.”

“We will consider every single submission we receive from the community and use them to develop a set of recommendations to make our housing system stronger, fairer and better equipped to meet the current and future needs of Victorians.”

People and organisations can write and upload a submission via Engage Victoria or complete a short online form about their experiences as tenants, applying for housing or being on the waiting list here.

Contributions and questions can also be sent via email to or posted to Social Housing Regulation Review, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000.

The Review will hand down detailed findings and recommendations in March 2022 for consideration by the Assistant Treasurer and Housing Minister as part of the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build.

Submissions need to be received by Friday 20 September with earlier submissions strongly encouraged.

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