Slovanic Life Housing Co-operative Ltd

Purpose of co-operative

To provide affordable housing to people who suffered hardship through immigration. That was the purpose of the original group and we still try to select such tenants, with Polish migrants chosen where possible.

Location of properties

  • Sheidow Park
  • Mitchell Park
  • Trott Park
  • Old Reynella
  • Seacombe Gardens
  • Sturt
  • Edwardstown
Number of properties13
Number of tenants22

Brief history of co-operative

The original co-operative was founded by 3 or 4 Polish immigrants who had lost everything when they came to Australia. Slowly they formed the Slovanic Life Co-operative, and it was run in the Polish language until the last 4 years.


We have provided a safe haven for people who needed help to get decent, well maintained houses. We have transitioned smoothly into the new entity as required by legislation.

Benefits of being in a co-operative

For those of us who have been long term members of the co-operative, membership has provided security and affordable, well-maintained housing.

Benefits of being a member of Common Equity

Common Equity has provided approachable, dependable assistance for making the necessary transition to the new entity. Practical guidance and support has been provided to help us comply with all the new legislative requirements.

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