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Public Housing

Housing SA is South Australia's public housing authority which delivers housing related services through a network of regional offices throughout the State. Part of the Department of Human Services, Housing SA incorporates the former South Australian Housing Trust, Aboriginal Housing Authority and South Australian Community Housing Authority.

Public housing is targeted to those people in most need. To be eligible applicants must meet a range of criteria including an income and assets test and/or a needs test.

Housing SA also provides for some specific purpose housing programs and services.


South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995 (SA)


Housing SA

Telephone: 131 299

Telephone lines are open from 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday

Callers outside South Australia

Telephone: 8207 0211 or visit the SA Gov- Housing SA website.

Tenants' Information and Advisory Service (TIAS)

Provides free independent support to tenants in the public, private and community rental markets. Includes tenants in private rental properties and clients of Housing SA, the Aboriginal Housing Services, Housing Associations and Cooperatives. Support includes advocacy on tenancy issues such as tenancy rights and responsibilities, application processes for private and public rental, neighbourhood disputes, evictions, bond assistance, complaints, debt and home purchase.

Telephone: 1800 060 462 or visit the Tenants' Information and Advisory Service website.

Public Housing  :  Last Revised: Tue Jun 26th 2018
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