Income and asset eligibility limits
You will need to meet income and asset limits to be eligible for:
- public and Aboriginal housing
- community housing
- PR Connect - help paying bond or rent
- to transfer the lease agreement for a public or Aboriginal housing property into someone else's name.
If you are applying for community housing there are some income payment exclusions listed in eligibility procedure .
If you are applying for help paying bond and rent, you will need to meet both the income limits and the liquid asset limits.
Income limits effective from 3 May 2017.
Income limits are rounded to the nearest dollar. Annual income limits are based on the actual weekly income before rounded up.
|Household type||Maximum weekly income before tax||Maximum annual income before tax|
|Single person with one child||$1,279||$66,499|
|Single person with two children||$1,429||$74,322|
|Single person with three children||$1,580||$82,146|
|Single person with four or more children||$1,805||$93,881|
|Couple with one child||$1,429||$74,322|
|Couple with two children||$1,580||$82,146|
|Couple with three children||$1,805||$93,881|
|Couple with four or more children||$2,031||$105,616|
Asset limits for public and community housing
|Household type||Maximum asset value|
|Households headed by a single person||$456,750|
|Households headed by a couple||$583,500|
Assets can include:
- cash lodged with a financial institution
- real estate - eg vacant land
- shares, bonds and investments
- household and personal effects
- cars, boats and motorhomes
- any debts you are currently owed
- overseas assets converted to Australian dollars.
Cash asset limits for help paying bond or rent
|Household type||Maximum cash asset value|
|Households headed by a single person||$5,000|
|Households headed by a couple|
Cash assets are any money or funds readily available to you. It can include:
- cash in the bank
- term deposit