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Housing providers can be companies limited by shares or guarantee, incorporated associations or co-operatives.

Housing providers range in size and primarily manage rental housing portfolios for other parties, such as the Director of Housing (DoH). Some housing providers own properties, however their growth is small scale compared with housing associations. Housing providers often specialise in particular client groups which may include disability housing, aged tenants and youth housing.

A housing provider may apply to the Registrar for a change of category to a housing association, however it must be able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements for transition between the two categories.

Visit the registered housing providers page to see a list of the 31 currently registered providers in Victoria and to access a detailed profile of each agency.