Housing

We strive to provide excellence
in housing and services
for Defence members.

MWD — Members with dependants

Service Residences

(SR) are the primary form of housing offered to Defence Members and their families. These properties are located in proximity to Defence bases and offices throughout Australia.

Rent Band Choice

(RBCH) Our Rent Band Choice homes provide busy families a modern alternative to more traditional housing. 

Rent Allowance

(RA) If we are unable to offer you a suitable Service Residence in your posting locality, or if you are posting unaccompanied, you will be eligible for Rent Allowance to lease a property in the private rental market.

MWOD — Members without dependants
MWD(U)—Members with dependants but unaccompanied

Member Choice Accommodation

(MCA) DHA’s range of quality off-base MCA properties are available exclusively to MWOD and MWD(U) Members in selected locations.

Living-in Accommodation

(LIA) – On-base accommodation is available in most locations.    Standards and amenities vary from base to base.

Rent Allowance

(RA) If we are unable to offer you a suitable Service Residence in your posting locality, or if you are posting unaccompanied, you will be eligible for Rent Allowance to lease a property in the private rental market.

The Rent Allowance (RA) review

Each year we conduct an annual RA review on behalf of Defence. This year, the RA review will commence on 15 April 2016. The review will help assess your current personal circumstances and allows us to confirm your ongoing eligibility for RA. If you are selected for this review you will be notified by email.

Read more about the Rent Allowance review