Funding to improve your remote public housing home

This page is for home owners living in remote communities who want to apply for a grant to improve their home after they buy it. 

You can apply for up to $20,000 to make improvements to your home.

This is called the Remote Home Ownership Program Bonus.

Who can apply

You can only apply for the money during the first 12 months after buying your home.

The case manager who helped you to buy your home is the person who will organise this grant for you. 

What you can use the money for

You can use the money to fix your home. 

This includes any of the following:

  • solar panels
  • fencing
  • paving
  • concreting 
  • driveway
  • gardens
  • renovations.

You can also use up to $10,000 of the money to buy some furniture or white goods like a fridge, washing machine or dryer.

What you can't spend the money on

You can't spend the money on cars, clothes, jewellery or flights.

How to apply

To apply for a grant call (08) 8999 8896 or email


For more information contact your regional remote housing office.

Last updated: 31 July 2015

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