Lease your property to DHA

If you're seeking a long-term tenant for your investment property why not consider leasing your property to DHA. You’ll benefit from our secure, long-term lease arrangements and reliable rental income for up to six years1.
From 23 March, new leases in NSW will reflect changes to residential tenancies laws. For information email

Long-term lease

Our standard lease terms are three or six years. So that we have flexibility to meet our Defence housing obligations, we can vary the lease term by exercising each of the following rights:

  • reduce the term by up to 12 months
  • extend the term by a period up to 12 months
  • extend the term by a period up to three years as specified in your lease agreement

Reliable rent

When you lease to us, rent is payable from commencement of the term of the lease, for the life of the lease. Rent is accrued daily and is paid monthly in advance, directly into your bank account; rent is even paid if the property isn't occupied1.

DHA Property Care

A distinguishing feature of our lease is DHA Property Care, an extensive range of property related services we provide throughout the lease term for a single service fee.

These services include:

  • Tenancy management
  • Market rent review
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Emergency repair
  • Lease-end make-good2

Learn more about DHA Property Care.

Brenda and Renee discuss why they lease to DHA

Check your property location

DHA is looking for property in the following areas:

  • Canberra - greater region*
  • Queanbeyan - greater region*
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • Nowra
  • Sydney
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Darwin - greater region*
  • Brisbane - greater region*
  • Cairns
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville
  • Frankston
  • Melbourne - greater region*
  • Wodonga
  • Perth - greater region*
  • Rockingham
  • Lefevre Peninsula
  • Campbelltown - greater region*
  • Vale Park - greater region*
  • Hewett
  • Adelaide Hills

*Greater region equates to the city, with the inclusion of the outer suburbs.

Requirements are subject to change without notice.

Register your interest

If you would like to register your property for a DHA lease, select the Register your interest button below.

Contact us

Contact one of our Leasing Representatives by calling 133 342 or make an enquiry online.

Lease term is subject to variation as specified in the lease. Lessors retain some responsibilities and risks i.e. rent, restoration and market fluctuations, and should seek independent advice.
1. Rent may be subject to abatement in limited circumstances.
2. Restoration is subject to the duration of the lease term and the obligations of a body corporate.