• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
  • I want a quality affordable home
  • I want help when I need it
  • I Want A Good Life

Affordable Housing in Regional Victoria

We have affordable rentals properties available in townships across Western, Central and Northern Victoria. 

In addition to units in Heathcote and the Macedon Ranges Shire, Wintringham Housing has taken over management of the extensive Alexander Miller Trust housing stock.

Wintringham Housing first made the exciting move into Regional Victoria when we were appointed to manage the portfolio of housing originally created by Alexander Miller more than a century ago.

The Alexander Miller Memorial Homes

Alexander Miller was a prominent businessman in regional Victoria in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He created one of Victoria's original chain stores, A. Miller & Co., Draper. In his lifetime he was known as a great philanthropist, opening Rannoch House, his grand home in Geelong, for charitable events.

He died in 1914 and his Will stated his ongoing wish to provide ‘Homes for the Poor’ – continuing work he had done in his lifetime. Miller’s wish and vision was to continue to improve the lives of many Victorians.

The Miller Estate has been governed by three appointed trustees including Equity Trustees. They have overseen the construction and management of the Alexander Miller Memorial Homes since Miller's death.

In 2008, having recognised that the Miller Estate required ongoing specialist housing expertise, the Trustees appointed Wintringham Housing as their partners in redeveloping and revitalising the Miller housing stock, effectively writing a new chapter in the Alexander Miller Estate story.

The State and Federal Governments have contributed funding for the redevelopment of Alexander Miller Memorial Homes throughout Geelong and Central Victoria.

Alexander Miller's legacy will continue to endow the people of Victoria for generations to come.

Alexander Miller

Explore the redeveloped Alexander Miller Memorial Homes:

Who is eligible?

Men and women over the age of 50 who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation or who are financially disadvantaged are eligible. Applicants for our housing must meet Office of Housing eligibility criteria. We maintain a Housing Register. When vacancies occur, housing is allocated on need rather than the length of time since applying.

Is it permanent?

Yes, all tenants are offered a rental agreement in accordance with the Residential Tenancy Act. 

Is support available if I need it?

Yes, through our partnership with Wintringham, a range of care and support services may be available to enable you to remain living in the community. We will do our best to help you live happily in your new home. 

What does it cost?

The rental charge is usually in accordance with public housing rental policies, but it may vary depending on the type of accommodation available. There will also be a small service charge applicable. If you choose, Wintringham Housing can assist you to have your rent automatically deducted.

Please note: For our 1 bedroom properties applicants must be Single, over 50 years of age and meet the same financial criteria as the Victorian Office of Housing


How to apply for Social Housing? (Public or Community Housing)

Please visit the Housing Vic website to submit an application, and be placed on the Victorian Housing Register (VHR) to access public or community housing (which includes Wintringham housing). For more information about homelessness services please call 1800 825 955.

Intake and Service Information


03 9034 4824


How Can We Help You?
If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
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