What is Homeshare?

Homeshare brings two unrelated people together to share a home and their lives for the benefit of both.

Homeshare is inclusive and no two homesharing arrangements are alike. Your age, gender, sexual or cultural identity and your ability all shape who you are. Homeshare will match you to someone with whom you are comfortable.

Homeproviders are people who live alone, have a spare room and could benefit from having someone else in the house. They are people who would like:

  • a supportive person in the house at night
  • extra help
  • a person close by in case of emergency
  • help with light gardening
  • someone to cook some meals for you
  • someone to share a meal with
  • to commit a minimum of 6 months homesharing.

Homeseekers are individuals or couples over 18 years who need affordable housing and can provide 10-12 hours each week of agreed tasks. They are people who are:

  • over 18 years
  • looking to work or study locally but cannot afford the current rents
  • keen to lend a hand and connect with others
  • able to give 10-12 hours of time a week in exchange for a comfortable room
  • responsible, mature and reliable
  • able to commit a minimum of 6 months homesharing.

What Homeshare is not

Homeshare is not:

  • an offer of free accommodation
  • a tenancy agreement.
  • emergency housing.
  • personal care.

Answers to your questions

Any costs?

There is no rent but you will share utility bills and internet costs.


Yes. Some Homeseekers and Homeproviders will have pets. This will be part of the matching process.


Yes. Some Homeseekers will have children. This will be part of the matching process.


All applicants will have security checks before being accepted into a Homeshare. Each Homeshare will commence with a one-month trial.

Are homeshares full-time?

Most homeshares will be 7 days a week. You can negotiate to Homeshare for 3 or 4 nights a week.
We fit Homeshare around your needs and match Homeseekers and Homeproviders according to what works best for them.

What if I live outside Mount Alexander Shire?

We can only offer a Homeshare to people living inside this Shire.
If you live elsewhere, get in touch so we can let you know your options.


Who is Homeshare Mount Alexander?

Homeshare Mount Alexander is an initiative of Dhelkaya Health.

Dhelkaya Health provides the coordination, assessment and support for local Homeshare arrangements.

The service operates under the consumer rights, information privacy and quality standards of health care providers in Victoria.

We make sure Homeproviders and Homeseekers are informed all the way and supported to make decisions that suit you best.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about Homeshare Mount Alexander, get in touch. We’d love to have a conversation about how Homeshare might help you. 

You can send us an email or call us.

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