Rent Assistance

You can get Rent Assistance if you get certain payments from us and pay rent.

You don’t need to give us proof of you rental arrangements for:
JobSeeker Payment
Youth Allowance
Austudy
ABSTUDY
Parenting Payment
Special Benefit
Farm Household Allowance.

This is due to coronavirus (COVID-19). We’ll let you know when you need to again.

You must pay more than a certain amount of rent each fortnight. How much Rent Assistance you can get depends on how much rent you pay.

There are special rules for:
- people living in a retirement village,
- young people,
- people receiving ABSTUDY Living Allowance,
- people receiving Disability Support Pension
- people receiving JobSeeker Payment or Sickness Allowance
- people receiving Youth Allowance

See our website for full details on
who can get it
ow much you can get
how to get it
and more.

Who this service is for

You can get Rent Assistance if you get certain payments from us and pay rent.

How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    Visit our website for full details

Updated: 12/05/2020

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