Transfers and relocations

Organising a public housing transfer

If you want to move house you may register for a transfer to another public housing property. This is treated like a new registration for housing and as there is a long wait for housing it can take several years before you may be offered a property.

How to register for a transfer

To be eligible for a transfer you must meet these criteria:

  • you have been the tenant in your property for at least three years
  • you don't owe any money to Housing SA at the time of the transfer.

1. Complete a registration for transfer

Complete a registration for transfer (106.3 KB PDF). Indicate clearly, the housing area and type you want.

2. Provide proof of income

Provide proof of income for everyone in the household.

3. Return documents

Return all documents to Housing SA in person at any Housing SA office or by post.

You can cancel a registration for transfer at any time by writing to Housing SA.

All forms and fact sheets can be posted to you.

Urgent transfers

If you need to transfer to another house or location urgently, you may not need to have been a tenant for three years.

You’ll need to get letters from professional services and return these with your registration for transfer and proof of income.  Ask any professionals who are aware of your situation to provide letters demonstrating your situation - eg doctor, social workers or other professionals aware of your situation.

You may be asked to attend an appointment so Housing SA can make a thorough assessment of your needs.

Your registration will be assessed and you will receive a letter advising you of the outcome. If you are approved for an urgent transfer you will be offered another property as soon as possible, but it may be some time before another house that suits your needs becomes available.

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