Margaret Tucker Hostel

Margaret Tucker Hostel provides supported crisis accommodation services and support to young Aboriginal women aged 15-18 years who are homeless or at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

The hostel was named after Margaret Tucker MBE, a respected leader and activist for Aboriginal rights. Margaret Tucker, or Aunty Marg as she was affectionately known, was one of Australia’s earliest female Aboriginal activists. Her optimism and unflagging work ethic helped fuel a movement that won rights once considered unimaginable for Aboriginal people in Victoria and around Australia.

Margaret Tucker Hostel strives to promote independence through life skill development, education, work and training opportunities to encourage confidence in young women to reach their full potential.

Our vision is for young Aboriginal women to have their needs and rights met and to be nurtured in a culturally safe environment to achieve their full potential through empowerment, belonging and connectiveness.



  • Aboriginal lens will be highly visible in everything we do. 
  • Aboriginal self-determination will be embedded in our work. 
  • Integrity, transparency and respect will be to all our relationships. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.