Register for housing

Occupancy standards in public housing

Housing SA has occupancy standards to minimise under-occupancy or overcrowding in public housing:

  • no more than two people share a bedroom
  • parents should have a separate bedroom, they aren’t required to share a bedroom with a child
  • couples may share a bedroom
  • children aged four and under of any gender may share a bedroom
  • children aged 17 and under of the same gender may share a bedroom
  • children aged 5 to 17 shouldn’t share a bedroom with a child of the opposite gender aged four and under
  • single household members aged 18 and over, and any children who aren’t related need a separate bedroom.Housing SA can offer a different size property, subject to the availability of stock and specific needs of the household. There are limited numbers of four bedroom properties available.  

Household

Number of bedrooms

Single person

1 to 2 bedrooms

Couple with no children

1 to 2 bedrooms

Two single people sharing

2 bedrooms

Single or couple with one child

2 to 3 bedrooms

Single or couple with two children

2 to 3 bedrooms

Single or couple with three children

3 to 4 bedrooms

Single or couple with four or more children

3 to 4 bedrooms

Related information

On this site

Under and over occupancy in public housing.


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Page last updated 2 May 2017

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