Housing Department of
TTY: 9476 2446
TTY: (08) 9221 3985
The Department of Housing covers:
- Public housing
- Bond Assistance
- Community Housing
- Aboriginal Housing
- Government Employees Housing Authority
- Country Housing Authority
- Keystart Home Loan Schemes
- The development and sale of land in Western Australia.
- Policy and planning.
Housing Services is the Department's rental accommodation division, managing approximately 39,000 tenancies across the State. Community Housing (rental housing managed by local government or non-government not-for-profit organisations) and Bond Assistance (interest-free loans to obtain accommodation in the private rental market) fall under this division, with close links to Aboriginal Housing.
The Department also has a strong focus on providing home ownership opportunities to public housing tenants.
Applying for a home
To be eligible for public rental accommodation:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
- Live in WA & receive your income here.
- Meet current income limits.
- Not own property or land.
- Not have cash assets in excess of $36,400 (singles) or $60,600 (couples), $80,000 ( Seniors 60 years plus singles or couples).
- Be able to prove your identity.
- Be 18 years of age or above.