Paying your rent in public housing

Maximum rent for houses in remote communities

If you live in a public housing home in a remote community, your rent will not be higher than the maximum limit.

These limits are shown on this page.

Maximum weekly rent for remote homes

Type of houseWeekly rent for 1 bedroomWeekly rent for 2 bedroomsWeekly rent for 3 bedroomsWeekly rent for 4 bedrooms
New house$150$175$230$250
Refurbished house $120$140$184$200

Older houses in remote communities

If you live in an older house, you do not pay rent, but you must pay a maintenance levy. This means your house can be maintained.

Weekly levy for one bedroom - $90
Weekly levy for two bedrooms - $105
Weekly levy for three bedrooms - $138
Weekly levy for four bedrooms - $150


For more information contact your regional remote housing office.

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Last updated: 01 July 2019

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