The Government of Western Australia, Australian
Government and Non-Government Organisations provide several types of rental
housing products to Western Australians who have a housing need and receive a
low to moderate income.
These products include rental housing
options, rental assistance, and information on tenant rights. Eligibility
criteria varies from product to product. To receive advice on your options based on your current household
circumstances, and to find out what products you may be eligible for, contact
your local Department of Communities (Housing) Office to complete a Housing
This form can be collected and completed
at any Housing Office and submitted in person, via email, by mail or fax. Where
required, arrangements can be made to complete the form over the phone.
The Assessment is not an
application for assistance and does not guarantee eligibility. On
completion of the assessment, you will still be required to complete a formal
application for any products you wish to apply for.
In addition to providing public housing
in metropolitan and country areas of Western Australia, the Department of
Communities (the Department) also provides assistance to people with various
other housing needs. This may include
rental assistance, becoming a homeowner and issues related to homelessness.
Rental assistance incudes initiatives such
- private rental
- Aboriginal assistance loans
- National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)
- housing in remote Aboriginal communities.
Western Australians who want to become home
owners can also benefit from a number of initiatives offered by the Department.
- The Opening Doors program
- The First Home Owners Grant
- Keystart home loans
- The rental sales scheme that assists public housing tenants who are interested in purchasing their rental property.
The Department also offers affordable
housing for sale to the public through its own developments.
If you are experiencing homelessness,
Crisis Care and Entrypoint Perth are free assessment and referral services
available to families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of
homelessness in Western Australia.
housing options provided by the Department of Communities
rental housing options
assistance provided by the Department of Communities
assistance provided by the Federal Government
on tenant rights