Horizon House Warrnambool | Gunditjmara land


Watch the video below for a virtual tour of Horizon House, Warrnambool.

Horizon House Warrnambool supports young people aged 16-22 who are facing homelessness or who don’t have a safe and stable place to live long term. 

More than a roof over your head, our team will work with you to understand who you are, what you want to do and where you want to be. Then, together, we’ll develop the skills and access the support you need to look after yourself and move on.

House features and local amenities 

  • $115 weekly rent - includes groceries and utility bills
  • private furnished bedrooms 
  • relaxing outdoor areas 
  • swimming beaches and Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground within walking distance
  • library, art gallery and cinema located within 1.5kms 
  • Deakin University and South West TAFE just 1.5km away
  • only 1.5kms to Warrnambool city centre 
  • easy access to public transport (five minute walk to the closest bus stop and 10 minute walk to the closest train station)
  • local parks and botanic gardens within walking distance
  • main town shopping precinct within five minutes’ walk.

What does life look like inside the house? 

At Horizon House Warrnambool, we provide you with a safe and supportive environment to develop the skills and access the support you need to look after yourself and live independently. 

The house is a judgement-free space. We share the cooking and cleaning and host regular group activities to help you get to know your housemates. We also invite you to celebrate birthdays and Christmas as a group. 

There are regular house meetings to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the house and is across what’s coming up. 

Watch this video to find out more.

Eligibility criteria

We can help you if you are:

  • aged 16-22
  • homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • engaged, or committed to engaging within eight weeks of entry, in a daily activity program such as education, employment or other skills development 
  • young mums, must be engaged in a program as above, due to give birth within eight weeks or currently parenting
  • have capacity to engage with Support Coordinator and Youth Residential Caregivers to work towards personal goals and build independent living skills.  
  • be in receipt of a Centrelink allowance or other wage payment to contribute towards subsidised rent
  • not have engaged in significant substance misuse for at least three months
  • identified as low risk for aggression, suicidality or self-harm.

All St John of God Horizon House residents must be willing to work with us to obtain urgent ambulance cover.

Interested in applying?

Please click on the button below for more information on our applications process and to download an application/referral form.

Contact information (during office hours only)

For further information and referrals, please contact our Support Co-ordinator:

Tel: 03 5560 5993

Mobile: 0438 221 340

Email: [email protected]

Crisis accommodation and after hours assistance

We do not provide short-term, crisis accommodation.

If you require crisis services please call Frontyard Youth Services. They are open 9.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 6.00pm on weekends and public holidays.

Tel: 03 9614 3688