Learn about financial support for families that pay rent and housing options for low income earners.
You can get Rent Assistance if you pay rent and get certain income support payments, including:
- Parenting Payment
- more than the base rate of the Family Tax Benefit Part A
- Carer Payment.
You do not need to submit a claim. You’ll automatically be assessed when you claim an eligible payment.
Find out more about who is eligible for Rent Assistance at Services Australia.
Low income earners
There are also several options for those on a low income who are looking to rent. This includes:
- social housing
- affordable housing
- low cost and culturally appropriate housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There can be long waiting lists, so it's important to apply as early as possible.
Learn more about the different types of housing assistance.