Centrelink offers Mallee District Aboriginal Services' housing tenants and prospective tenants in Mildura, Swan Hill and Kerang a free-of-charge rent payment service. 

This can be arranged at your local Centrelink office.

In addition, MDAS provides  range of programs aimed at supporting and assisting Koori people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. 

Crisis Supported Accommodation

The Supported Accommodation Assistance program offers case-managed support in conjunction with short term crisis accommodation and aims to assist clients to address the range of issues impacting on their ability to access and maintain long-term housing. 

Aboriginal Tenants at Risk of Eviction (ATARE)

The ATARE Program aims to establish or sustain Aboriginal tenancies in social housing by supporting tenants to address issues placing their housing at risk. These target group are usually housed through public housing organization such as the Ministry of Housing and Aboriginal Housing Victoria.

Koori Private Tenancy Support (Private Rental Assistance Program)

Koori Private Tenancy program supports Koori people wanting to exit public or Aboriginal housing, and are needing assistance through (PRAP) Private Rental Assistance Program to enter the private rental market. They may also need support or assistance to maintain a current private tenancy property. The aim of the program is to also help Aboriginal people in private rental understand their rights and obligations as a tenant. 

MALLEE DISTRICT ABORIGINAL SERVICES  “Our Vision: "Self-determined, healthy, robust and culturally strong Aboriginal communities across the Mallee region."

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Phone (03) 5018 4100

70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

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