The Lead Tenant program is for Aboriginal young people aged 15-17 who have been living in Foster Care, Kinship Care and Residential Care.

We aim to create a home environment and supporting young people to transition to semi-independent living. The program is developed around the needs of each individual. Support can also be part of a Targeted Care Package.

What we offer

  • Living support for between 6 and 24 months with an Aboriginal Lead Tenant and possibly one other young person 
  • The Aboriginal Lead Tenant is a mature and responsible Aboriginal role model who volunteers to provide you with general guidance, encouragement and support in a culturally safe environment
  • A key worker helps to progress case each individual’s goals and to be prepared for the demands faced by young people leaving care
  • The importance of Aboriginal cultural identity is acknowledged and respected in the new home.

Get started

Please get in touch if you want to know more or if you are:

  • A teenager coming out of care
  • Know a young person who may need assistance leaving care
  • Interested in becoming an Aboriginal Lead Tenant.


Street Address

1 East Ridge Drive, Chirnside Park VIC 3116


Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


Ph: (03) 8727 0200


Street Address

Level 2, 1 - 7 Langhorne Street, Dandenong VIC 3175


Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


Mail Address

PO Box 7052 Dandenong VIC 3175


Ph: (03) 9108 3500

Fax: (03) 9108 3597


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