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Housing and property

Find information for first home buyers, buying, selling or renovating a property, renting a home, Aboriginal housing, social housing and housing options for older people.

Help with emergency housing

Link2home Homelessness ‍1800 152 152

Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463 (1800RESPECT)

Child Protection Helpline ‍‍13 2111

MensLine 1300 789 978

Emergency housing and homelessness

Water restrictions currently apply

Level 1 water restrictions apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. Water restrictions target the outdoor use of drinking water, but there are some indoor water uses that are subject to restrictions, such as filling indoor swimming pools and water features, and operating car wash businesses in shopping centre car parks.

Water restrictions

First home buyer grant and assistance

Buying or building your first home? The NSW Government offers a grant of $10,000 and assistance with transfer duty for eligible first home buyers.

Buying and selling property

What you need to know about buying and selling a home. Calculate your buying costs such as transfer (stamp) duty, and if you are eligible for first home buyers assistance.

Building or renovating a home

Information on building a home, owner-builder permits, renovating your home, first home owners grants and buying land.

Create an environmentally sustainable home

View the sustainable home guide, tips on reducing household waste, find rebates and savings on energy and utilities, learn how to create green spaces around the home to help the environment.

Safety in the home

Tips and information on staying safe at home, including fire safety, pool safety, preventing injuries and falls, and being prepared for emergencies.

Renting a place to live

What you need to know about renting a home. Check the latest rental prices in an area, resolve disputes with your agent or landlord, and find private rental assistance and subsidies.

Social housing and private rental assistance

Check your eligibility for social housing or private rental assistance and find a housing office near you. 

Aboriginal housing

Aboriginal housing is managed by the Department of Communities and Justice or community housing providers, including Aboriginal community housing providers.

Aged care housing, home living assistance and retirement villages

Find out if you are eligible for an Australian Government home care subsidy to help you continue living in your own home, information about moving to an aged care home or retirement village.

Related information

Neighbourhood complaints and disputes

Find out how to make a noise complaint and resolve disputes with your neighbours about trees, pets and retaining walls.

Concessions and rebates

Access government concessions and rebates to help with the cost of living.


Find out at what age can you leave home and what do you need to know before you move out of home.


Financial boost for first home buyers

Stamp duty will be paused on new homes below $800,000 and subsidised for properties worth up to $1 million.
First home buyers outside their new home

New laws to protect NSW apartment owners

New laws will come into effect on 1 September 2020 that will give homeowners better protection against purchasing defective residential apartment buildings.
Low angle of apartment buildings in Sydney, Australia.

Thousands of new trees brighten up Greater Sydney

The NSW Government's $4.7 million investment will see 172,000 new trees flourishing in Sydney’s parks, schools and communities.
NSW environmental worker planting a new tree
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