Public Housing

The Department of Communities provides rental accommodation to eligible households across Western Australia. Rent is calculated at 25% of gross assessable 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​​​ which will provide information about the housing assistance options you may be eligible for based on your current household circumstances. 

If you have an urgent need for housing and don’t have any other housing options, please contact your local Housing Office​ for information on applying for priority assistance.
The Department reviews all its rental applications and rent payments / subsidies annually. It is important to let the Department know if your circumstances change