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 2016. These are updated every six months.
|Region||1 bedroom||2 bedroom||3 bedroom|
|Alice Springs||2-4 years||2-4 years||2-4 years|
|Darwin/Casuarina||6-8 years||2-4 years||4-6 years|
|Palmerston||6-8 years||less than 2 years||2-4 years|
|Katherine||4-6 years||2-4 years||2-4 years|
|Nhulunbuy||2-4 years||2-4 years||2-4 years|
|Tennant Creek||4-6 years||6-8 years||6-8 years|
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.
The way waiting times are calculated changed in December 2016. To find out more go to the Department of Housing and Community Development website.