Founding members of Strata Community Association (SCA) Victoria
Victoria Body Corporate Services (VBCS) was founded in 1982 to provide management services to owners corporations, stratum estates and company share scheme properties.
Founder, Herman Klein, was the principal of a public accounting practice. Many of his clients owned investment properties. Utilising Klein’s skills as a Certified Practising Accountant and qualification in Law, VBCS commenced operation specialising in owners corporation management.
Fast forward to today and VBCS has grown to become one of the largest owners corporation management companies in Victoria, managing over 2,000 buildings.
Being a founding member of Strata Community Association (SCA) Victoria, VBCS provides a comprehensive service for all types of owners corporations with expertise in townhouses and small apartment blocks, large high-rise apartment buildings, mixed-use residential and commercial buildings, industrial complexes, community associations and hotels.
Delivering tailored management solutions to its clients, each VBCS community manager is responsible for a diverse portfolio of properties, offering high-quality, professional and a personalised service.
VBCS has the infrastructure and financial backing of parent company, Smarter Communities, after its successful integration with leading interstate sister strata management companies.
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Setting the standard since 1982
Victoria Body Corporate Services (VBCS) has been providing proven owners corporation establishment and management services to developers and communities for nearly four decades.
Our solid reputation for delivering innovative solutions to maximise returns has ensured repeat partnership with our loyal clients for many years. Our management processes are tried, tested and refined to suit every unique strata scheme.
We believe our people are our strongest asset. We promote a diverse and multicultural workplace and employ staff aged from 20 years to seasoned veterans. Our wealth of community management knowledge, experience and support extends beyond borders. VBCS is part of one of Australia’s largest community management companies, Smarter Communities.
Supporting the Community Managers are specialised teams in repairs and maintenance, insurance, compliance, debt recovery and accounting.
Honesty is one of our core corporate values - doing the right things in a reliable way is how we will engage with you, guaranteed.
We carefully balance business needs with those of the community and always consider the environmental impact of our business operations.
We believe technology is an enabler, that's why we never stop investing in technology that improves your customer experience.
Established in 1982
Communities across Victoria
On the pulse with your local area
When you find people as passionate about apartments and creating the ideal lifestyle for those living in strata buildings as we are, we naturally wanted to align with them.
Smarter Communities has partnered with the Australian Apartment Advocacy (AAA), a not-for-profit agency that lobbies government and developers about the needs of the apartment community and educates the public on the benefits of apartment living.
AAA is the voice for people who choose apartments and together we’re on your side.
Smarter Communities sponsors key industry stakeholders to fulfil its mission to create a better lifestyle for those living and invested in strata communities.
In 2020 Smarter Communities made a commitment to the Forktree Project located in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula to help improve the health of the planet.
By participating in this project, Smarter Communities has committed to becoming carbon neutral within five years through the plantation of 900+ plants.
This is an ambitious yet achievable target, demonstrating the company’s dedication to restoring and reforesting neglected farmland for the purpose of land regeneration and carbon offsetting as well as re-establishing the native Australian habitat.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Smarter Communities is always prepared to support the community in times of need. This ranges from providing financial support to organisations such as Red Cross, Beyond Blue, Lifeline, St Vincent de Paul Society to team members giving up their time to support charitable organisations/events.
Happy Clients All Across Australia
Jake was outstanding in difficult time. Our property presented a range of complicated challenges including detailed Engineering reports, problem contractors, fraudulent material being circulated, legal challenges and one owner who absorbed an incredible amount of resources from VBCS and the owners corporation. As the Chairman of the Owners Corporation it was a pleasure dealing with Jake who was honest and straight forward and supported the OC through tough circumstances resulting in the OC avoiding several catastrophes.
Troy at VBCS was patient and thorough in sorting out our billing queries - as well as getting the job done properly, his friendliness meant that we got into some further issues and fixed them as well. Appreciated!
Our property recently engaged VBCS. From the outset discussions with them were very professional. This included providing information, prompt responses to queries and respectful interactions in setting up the new arrangements.
My partner and I recently purchased our first property which is managed by VBCS. Our assigned body corporate manager has been extremely generous with his time in explaining all the relevant processes associated with strata property. .
First Home Owner