The Department of Communities (the
Department) provides rental accommodation to eligible households across Western
Australia. Rent is calculated at 25% of gross assessable household income.
You may be placed on the public housing
waiting list if you meet the Department’s eligibility criteria.
Contact your local Housing Office to
complete a Housing Options Assessment. This 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 will provide you
with information about a range of housing products and services you may be eligible
for based on your current household circumstances.
The Assessment is not an
application for assistance and does not guarantee eligibility. If you
wish to apply for public housing, you will still be required to complete a
formal application form so that an assessment of your eligibility can be
If you have an urgent need for housing
and don’t have any other housing options, the Housing Options Assessment will
provide you with further information regarding an application for priority
The Department reviews all its clients
annually. It is important to let the Department know if your circumstances
change as this may affect your continued eligibility.
The Department requires permission to
share information relating to their clients. If you are advocating on behalf of
someone else, you will be required to complete the Advocate Consent Form.