The Smythe Place Project is a newly renovated apartment complex in central Geelong for women over 45. The apartment complex features 17 self-contained studio apartments with one bedroom (not furnished).

3 of the self-contained studio apartments are modified to accommodate wheelchair access. The two story building is serviced by two stairwells with two shared laundry rooms with washing and drying facilities. Two shared kitchens with cooking facilities are also major features of the complex.


Individual Apartment Amenities

  • Intercom system with visual monitor in each apartment and ability to remotely open front door for visitors
  • Split system with heating and cooling capability
  • Self-contained kitchenette with sink, built in cupboards, space for under-bench microwave and space for mini bar fridge (fridge space is 510mm wide x 870mm high)
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, vanity and mirror
  • Built in wardrobe with moveable shelving and hanging space
  • Smoke alarms wired to the mains power which has direct connection to the local fire department
  • Service charge will be applied to each unit of $6.00 per week
  • Market rent on each property is $230.00 -$240.00 per week (as per Haven; Home, Safe’s rent model, rent will be calculated against client income)

Private Bathroom

Private Bathroom


Inside Apartment


Inside Apartment

Upstairs Communal Area

Upstairs Communal Area

Upstairs Communal Kitchen

Downstairs Communal Kitchen

Upstairs Communal Laundry

Common Area Amenities

  • 2 shared kitchens with cooking facilities including stove stop, oven, sink and storage cupboards ; one upstairs and one downstairs
  • Individually numbered mail boxes at front of complex with padlock capability for each apartment
  • Seating area provided in communal spaces both upstairs and downstairs
  • 2 shared laundry rooms with in-built facilities; one upstairs and one downstairs
  • Stair access only to second story
  • Two secure entrances to the complex, one street level access for persons with disabilities to use
  • CCTV Security cameras will be positioned at the entrance to the building and some common areas
  • Common area cleaning undertaken regularly by Haven; Home, Safe
  • Rubbish bin collection and storage of bins on site
  • Parking is NOT provided


  • Must meet the Tenant Target Group: Single women over the age of 45
  • Strictly no pets
  • Must be in receipt of a minimum $1 payment of Rental Assistance under the Commonwealth Government Scheme (CRA).
  • Must be a permanent resident of Australia
  • Must have substantial links within the area of housing sought or appropriate reason for relocation
  • Able to demonstrate that they can sustain a tenancy (allocations will be subject to satisfactory reference checks reflecting good rental history)
  • Gross household income must be less than $49,431
  • Must have less than $30,000 in realisable assets
  • Must not be listed on the title of any property or land
  • Must be listed on the Victorian Housing Register or willing to be registered prior to housing