Meet the Peaks


The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) is the peak body representing organisations and individuals in Victoria with a commitment to ending homelessness. 

They do this by:

  • Campaigning for policy changes that will end homelessness
  • Building the capacity of services that work with people experiencing homelessness
  • Involving consumers in the process of improving the sector
  • Elevating the problem of homelessness as an issue in the public domain
  • Contributing to research that will improve policy

Homelessness Australia (HA) is the national peak body for homelessness in Australia. We provide systemic advocacy for the homelessness sector. They

 work with a large network of organisations to provide a unified voice when it comes to preventing and responding to homelessness. 





Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) 
CHIA Victoria works to support the growth of community housing as the most effective and efficient means of ensuring more disadvantaged Victorians can enjoy the dignity of safe, secure and appropriate housing. Their mission is to provide representation, support and leadership to community housing organisations in Victoria.




The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is the peak
body of the social and community sector in Victoria.

VCOSS advocates for an equitable and sustainable society in which every Victorian has a fair share of the community’s resources and services. They pursue just and fair social outcomes through policy development and public and private advocacy; raising awareness of the existence, causes and effects of poverty and inequality.