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, or
- Carer Payment
You don’t need to submit a claim. You’ll automatically be assessed when you claim an eligible payment.
There are also several options for those on a low income who are looking to rent. This includes:
- social housing
- affordable housing, and
- 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.