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Public housing waiting list

If your application is successful you will go on a waiting list.

Waiting times are different for each region.

Below are the estimated waiting times for public housing as of 30 June 2018. These are updated every six months.

Region1 bedroom2 bedroom3 bedroom
Alice Springs4 to 6 years2 to 4 years4 to 6 years
Darwin/ Casuarina6 to 8 years2 to 4 years*2 to 4 years
Palmerston4 to 6 years2 to 4 years2 to 4 years
Katherine6 to 8 years*4 to 6 years4 to 6 years
Nhulunbuy2 to 4 years2 to 4 years2 to 4 years
Tennant Creek6 to 8 years6 to 8 years*4 to 6 years

*Due to limited stock and turnover, median value cannot be applied.

These waiting times are based on actual waiting times of all general applicants housed in a region over the past 12 months.

The list does not include wait times for priority applicants.

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Last updated: 11 September 2018

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