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 years2-4 years 4-6 years
Palmerston 6-8 yearsless than 2 years2-4 years
Katherine 4-6 years2-4 years 2-4 years
Nhulunbuy 2-4 years2-4 years2-4 years
Tennant Creek4-6 years6-8 years6-8 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.

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Last updated: 23 March 2017