SA Housing Authority delivers social housing services under the banner of “Housing SA”. This page includes links to a wide variety of public housing and other information on www.sa.gov.au.
This includes a housing services finder, and information about such things as housing options; homelessness services; social housing; housing for Aboriginal people; home modifications; problems and disputes; and substandard properties.
What am I eligible for?
Public, Community, Aboriginal or Housing Co-operative
Find out what type of housing you are eligible for, what you will need to do before you apply, what will happen next, and available housing.
- Register your interest for housing
- Find a secure place to rent find, inspect, and apply
- Use the Housing Services Finder to find out what housing services are available to you
Nowhere to go, sleeping rough, or escaping domestic violence find:
- Help in a crisis situation
- Help for Domestic Violence and abuse
- Homelessness Service Provider (directory of available support and information)
- Homeless Gateway
- Homeless Young person connect to a place
- Extreme weather response for people sleeping rough
For more information and assistance visit SA Housing Authority Assistance web page
Other Housing Options
People with a disability living at home, looking for a host family or a share house
Find available Public housing near you that you may be eligible for, what you will need to do before applying, what will happen next, or register for a transfer or relocation.
Find housing for Aboriginal People by using the Housing Finder — Moving back to your community or living in a Housing SA house, looking for employment-related accommodation, or a person with a disability.
Private rental, community housing, boarding houses and shelters
If you are in a private rental home, in community housing, renting in a boarding house or shelter, you may be eligible. Find out if you meet the criteria, what you will need to do, and what happens once your application is lodged.
Rent and Accounts
Housing rents (Public, Community, Specialised housing, Transitional) are calculated using a rent calculator consistent with SA Housing Authority policies.
Housing SA accounts
If you need help with managing your Housing SA accounts there are various options available to you, such as Direct Debt, direct deductions from Centrelink payments, BPay.
Understanding your household budget, money coming in and going out.
If you are experiencing temporary hardship or financial stress — there are options.
- If you are having difficulty paying your account
- Emergency Financial Aid for food, chemist, transport vouchers; help with utilities, help with rent, food hampers
Use the ‘Concessions Finder’ to find available concessions that may assist you with household expenses
Rights and Responsibilities
Know your responsibilities as a public housing tenant. What are the conditions of my tenancy? What is anti-social behaviour, and what to do if you experience this type of behaviour? How do I lodge a complaint, and what is the process? Am I allowed to have pets? Am I allowed to have visitors — what if they would like to stay a night or two?
Maintenance and Repairs
As a public tenant, how do I look after my home. What does Housing SA maintain and not maintain? Who keeps the garden and backyard? I need repairs — how do I make a request for repairs/ improvements/ modifications. I have a disability and need modifications to the house. Is there a cost?
Feedback and Complaints
You can provide feedback or make a complaint online, via email, by telephone or by post.