About us

The Victorian Public Tenants Association (VPTA) is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, recognised as the peak body representing public housing tenants in Victoria.

The organisation’s original aim of advocacy and representation of public housing tenants across Victoria remains the priority concern of the VPTA today.

We are engaged in regular consultation forums with the Department of Health and Human Services to discuss issues that affect tenants, including service provision and delivery.

We continue to advocate on behalf of public housing tenants to improve and expand public housing in Victoria.

Our purpose

To provide benevolent relief and social welfare support services including the provision of counselling, advice, referral, representation and advocacy for people, including those who are homeless, or otherwise in significant distress regarding matters related to public housing; and to responsibly advocate for the provision of a viable public housing system for those who need it, including the broad community.

Our values

Integrity – We treat all people with dignity and respect
Quality – We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things
Collaborative relationships – We work together to achieve optimal results
Responsibility – We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcomes for the public tenant community
Client focus – We work towards improving the living environment for the public tenant community