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 31 December 2017. These are updated every six months.

Region1 bedroom2 bedroom3 bedroom
Alice Springs4 to 6 years*2 to 4 years4 to 6 years*
Casuarina/Darwin6 to 8 years*less than 2 years4 to 6 years*
Palmerston4 to 6 yearsless than 2 years2 to 4 years
Katherine4 to 6 years4 to 6 years*2 to 4 years*
Nhulunbuy2 to 4 years*2 to 4 years*2 to 4 years*
Tennant Creek4 to 6 years*6 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: 05 February 2018