Member Choice Accommodation

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Who is MCA for?

Member Without Dependants (MWOD)

A Defence member who does not have any dependants.

Member With Dependants (Unaccompanied) (MWD(U))

Defence member who maintains a home for dependants and who is separated from them for service recognised reasons.

MWOD and MWD(U) Choice Accommodation (MCA)

Offers quality off-base rental properties to eligible Defence members.

For more information on Member Choice Accommodation please read the Guide for MWOD and MWD(U) Choice Accommodation [PDF 1.3 MB].

Why choose MCA?

MCA has been developed to meet the housing needs of MWOD and MWD(U) Defence members.

The benefits include:

  • quality properties in convenient locations close to base or city centres
  • easy to rent a property
    • no competition with open rental market
    • view and reserve your property from a smartphone, anytime
    • no need to inspect to reserve a property
  • attractive lease terms
    • no fixed-term
    • no bond or rent in advance
  • access to DHA's 24/7 maintenance phone service

Sharing an MCA property

You can choose to share an MCA property with another serving Defence member (up to two members per property). If you wish to share with another Defence member, please contact your Regional Offices (RO) to discuss this option and gain approval.

Please note, civilians cannot occupy MCA properties.

Where are MCA properties?

We currently offer MCA properties in:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Ipswich
  • Newcastle, and
  • Rockingham


Returning forms to Defence Housing Australia

Online Services: Some forms can be submitted electronically through Online Services. This is our preferred method of form submission and we'll encourage you to use Online Services wherever possible. Please note not all forms can be submitted this way.

Email: Send your forms directly via email to