Become a Member

Join CHIA Vic and contribute to the creation of a strong community housing sector in Victoria and beyond.

What our members are saying


“CHIA Vic represents the diverse voice of the community housing sector and advocates for the important role we play in addressing the housing affordability crisis in partnership with the government, private sector and other stakeholders.” CEO, Housing First

“Our membership of CHIA Vic provides amazing opportunities to access critical information about the sector and quality training services that ensure the sector is professional and is able to  advocate strongly through one voice for housing to those most vulnerable in our community.” CEO, Haven: Home, Safe

“CEHL supports CHIA Vic to have a strong influence on Victorian policy frameworks and to facilitate community housing sector development.” MD, CEHL

CHIA Victoria Membership


Be part of an organisation that advocates on behalf of the community housing industry in Victoria.

CHIA Vic’s membership comprises a diverse range of businesses, from small rooming house providers to large organisations involved in developing new properties across multiple states, to organisations, individuals and sponsors who support CHIA Vic’s vision.

While their scale and interests may differ, they all share a commitment to supporting a strong state peak body that is dedicated to growing the capacity of the community housing sector, and increasing the supply of quality, affordable rental homes for disadvantaged Victorians.

Full membership is available to registered Housing Associations, Housing Providers and not-for-profit housing organisations.

Other organisations, individuals and sponsors who support CHIA Vic’s vision can apply for Associate membership.

Benefits of membership


Policy Development

Have input into government policy development,  be represented at public meetings, consultations, task forces and committees, and in discussions with relevant peaks such as the Victorian Council of Social Services, Council to Homeless Persons and Tenants Victoria.

Training & Development

Benefit from CHIA Vic’s extensive range of short courses, bespoke training programs and tailored professional development. Click here for details


Enjoy networking and collaboration between community housing organisations that face similar opportunities and challenges. 

CHIA Vic hosts regular sector group meetings for the:

  • Co-operative Housing Sector Group 
  • Transitional Housing Management (THM) Sector Group 
  • Rooming House Sector Group 
  • Human Resources Networking Group 
  • Registered Housing Associations Group 
  • Communications Network

This is in addition to our: 

  • Quarterly members meeting 
  • Bi–annual Conference
  • Other events.

upcoming events

Tools & Support


Access tools and resources to support cost-effective business practices including:

  • our industry-tailored professional development 
  • discounts on legal services through our relationship with law firm Russell Kennedy 
  • employees of our member organisations, and their immediate family, can access free and confidential professional counselling services through our Employment Assistance Program (EAP) 
VCAT & RTA Advice

Members experiencing tenancy issues that require expertise with the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) or the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) can receive support from CHIA Vic, including: 

  • training courses for both new and experienced housing workers, including how to prepare for a VCAT hearings and understanding the Act 
  • our VCAT/RTA Helpline, a members-only service to provide expert assistance to organisations on VCAT and RTA issues. 

VCAT/RTA support.


Stay informed of community housing sector news, developments, events and job opportunities through our regular member communications, including:

  • monthly eBulletin
  • Special communication for vital news and events.

If you are interested in becoming a member of CHIA Vic, please contact us by email or phone (03) 9654 6077.