health programs

the living room

What is it?

The Living Room is a Primary Health Service that provides free healthcare and support to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, disadvantaged or marginalised, with complex healthcare needs.

The only service of its kind in Melbourne’s CBD, The Living Room is staffed by a team of community development workers, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals including a podiatrist, psychologist, mental health nurse and nutritionist.

The Living Room provides free, confidential and non-judgmental support and focuses on harm minimisation and education.

The Living Room provides free access to:

  • Health care

  • Care planning

  • Shower and laundry facilities

  • Food and material aid

  • Phone and internet

  • Mail services

  • Housing support and referral

  • Legal support

  • Contraception

  • Counselling

  • Podiatry

  • Nutrition advice

  • Art therapy

Medical services

The Living Room medical clinic is staffed by doctors and nurses available Monday to Friday.

Please bring your Medicare card when you visit.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm
Saturday 12pm until 7pm


Where is it?

7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne 3000

T +61 3 9945 2100 F +61 3 9945 2111