The ACT Government understands that secure, suitable and affordable housing is the foundation Canberrans need to build a good life. That is why we deliver housing services across a spectrum of needs, from public and community housing to homelessness and crisis services. At the same time we are also helping more Canberrans own their own home.

We maintain 11,935 public housing properties, providing homes to thousands of Canberra families.

We will deliver $23.4 million in funding to Specialist Homelessness Services and Community Housing Providers this year.

$760 million for housing & services over the next 4 years

Better help for first home buyers

From 1 July 2019, eligible first home buyers will pay no stamp duty – whether they are buying an established property or a newly built home.

Renewing Canberra’s public housing

The ACT Government is delivering new homes for Canberrans now and into the future by renewing 1,288 properties across our public housing portfolio.

We have helped 779 people move into their new homes across Canberra. We work closely with community organisations to support people before, during and after their move.

Housing & Homelessness Summit

In collaboration with key community organisations, the ACT Housing and Homelessness Summit was held in October 2017.

The event attracted over 200 participants who contributed ideas and solutions to tackle housing affordability and homelessness in the ACT.

In this budget: design work for a Second Common Ground at Dickson, boost to the Housing Innovation Fund for affordable housing projects, energy efficent upgrades reducing power bills in public housing.


Housing factsheet (pdf 395.6 KB)