Am I Eligible?

Applications are now open for Osprey Service Worker Village accommodation.

Do individuals or organisations apply for Osprey Key Worker Village Accommodation?

Applications are invited from organisations and individuals. Organisations, their employees and individuals must all satisfy the eligibility criteria to be offered housing in the Osprey Key Worker Village.

What are the individual eligibility criteria?

All applicants must:

  • Demonstrate they are Australian citizens or permitted to work in Australia.
  • Demonstrate they do not own residential property within 50km of the Osprey Key Worker Village.
  • Demonstrate they are not eligible for other employee housing programs.
  • Disclose the names of any other individuals, including family members, that will also occupy the premises.
  • Demonstrate they are employed by an organisation that meets the organisation eligibility criteria, or their combined household income is less than $120,000 per year.

What are the organisation eligibility criteria?

In addition to the above, Organisations must:

  • Demonstrate they provide services to the broader community and not solely to the resource sector.
  • Generate local employment of at least one full time position consisting of a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Demonstrate that any residential property owned by the organisation in the town is, and will continue to be, used for staff housing.

What supporting documentation will I need with my application?

To confirm your eligibility, we may request you supply supporting documentation such as:

  • A statutory declaration.
  • A business registration certificate.
  • A copy of Australian residency certificate or relevant visas.
  • Two forms of identification.
  • A current employee contract.
  • Copies of recent pay slips.

How will applications be prioritised?

When prioritising eligible applications, consideration will be given to:

  • Combined household income.
  • Established need for the services provided by the worker and their employing organisation.
  • Type and scope of services offered by the organisation.
  • Consequence to the individual or organisation if not allocated housing.
  • Other housing/funding options available to the organisation and/or their employee.
  • The number of properties already allocated to an organisation.

What is meant by combined household income?

 Combined household income is the sum of all income for all occupants. Income includes wages, salary investment income, and Centrelink benefits. Income does not include superannuation, salary packaging and employer rent subsidy. 

How much rent will I have to pay?

A schedule of rents is available from the Village Office or by contacting out Village Managers who will provide the information you need. Please contact them on 1300 131 847 or email


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