Rent calculation changes

Changes to the way the Northern Territory Government calculates urban public housing rent have come into effect, as of 1 October 2018.

As of this date:

  • All new urban public housing tenants will have rebated rent calculated at 25 per cent of assessable income.
  • All existing urban public tenants will transition over five years to a rebated rent calculated at 23 per cent of assessable income.
  • There will be some changes to income types used to assess eligibility for public housing and calculate rebated rent for all public housing tenants.


The increase in rent collected will be used to repair and maintain the Territory’s public housing dwellings.

Find out more information about these changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, make sure you contact your local Housing office.

Last updated: 03 March 2022

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