Inner South Rooming House Network

The Inner South Rooming House Network (ISRHN) is convened by PPCG and brings together rooming house residents and community development, allied health, and housing professionals from agencies within Melbourne’s inner south.

Its purpose is to improve the quality of life for rooming house residents by advocating for support and resources on their behalf.

One of the primary methods used by the ISRHN to raise awareness about rooming houses and the related issue of homelessness is through the widely acclaimed Homelessness Memorial held in St Kilda each June. A range of activities held during Homelessness Prevention Week in early August also brings the community’s attention to the plight of the homeless, and promotes the need for a national plan and commitment, to end homelessness.

Contact Paul O’Sullivan the convenor of the ISRHN at, call into 161 Chapel Street, St Kilda or phone us on (03) 8598 6600.

Click below to read Life Matters, a monthly newsletter about housing and homelessness compiled by PPCG.


Life Matters – May 2018

“Australia’s High Income Earners Will Benefit Most From Tax “’Cuts’.” Lif...

Life Matters – April 2018

“Youth homelessness is a national disgrace. To end youth homelessness we need a national pl...

Inner South Rooming House Network News – March 2018

PPCG is now looking at compiling and publishing News regarding housing and homelessness every mon...


SPARC Theatre is a theatre company of adults who live in unstable housing. Many struggle to access their community, and for some, meaningful relationships are few and far between. The company meets weekly to explore drama, acting, singing and other art forms.

Recent innovative projects include Cloud Cuckoo Land, Teapot Topics, and the acclaimed “Are you Lonesome Tonight?” production in November 2015 based on a trip to the 2015 Elvis Festival in Parkes, NSW. “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” played to packed houses and standing ovations in St Kilda in late 2015.

A review by Amelia Swann, Arts Hub in November 2015 noted “The theatre company comprised of people in supported accommodation dazzles its audiences with talent and humour. With fine comic timing and great musicality, the company whisks its audience through a collection of moving performances, comedy routines and visual gags, making it reminiscent of the anarchic unpredictability found in some of the best avant-garde live art performances around in the late eighties”.

SPARC membership is free and the group is supported by a partnership between The City of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Community Group and Uniting Prahran.

Further information is available at

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