About Wayss

At Wayss, we are united by a fundamental belief that safe, secure and affordable housing is a human right. We exist to support people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and people who have experienced family violence, to access safe, secure and affordable housing.

Our History

Wayss beginnings can be traced back to the 1970s, when various charity groups sought to address a growing need for emergency accommodation services in the Westernport region of Victoria.


Our Board

The Board continues to review and refine its governance processes and procedures to ensure Wayss has a contemporary corporate governance structure.

Strategic Planning

Strategic Priorities

We are here for all people facing homelessness and family violence and we will support them to have a safe, secure and affordable home that helps them to live a better life.



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and Publications here.

Information for clients

Find are our key client and tenant-related policies in downloadable files.

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Wayss values diversity and will be responsive to the needs of all people.

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Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.