Applicants & Tenants
Australian federal requirements
To be eligible to tenant an NRAS property your income must correspond with the Federal Government’s household income limits for tenant eligibility and the upper household income limits for maintaining eligibility. Please note that these amounts are updated annually by the Federal Government.
Please go to Quick Links at the top of this page for the current NRAS Fact Sheet.
A household’s gross income for the 12 months prior to commencement of tenancy of an NRAS dwelling must be equal to or less than the relevant income limit for the household’s composition. Household income may then increase above the income limit. However, a dwelling ceases to be eligible for an incentive if the tenants’ household income exceeds the applicable household income limit by 25 per cent or more in two consecutive eligibility years.
Each year, household income limits are indexed according to percentage changes of All Groups Component of the Consumer Price Index so that the limits effectively maintain the same target group of tenants over the life of the Scheme.
This list is not an exhaustive list and other household compositions may be eligible to rent NRAS dwellings if their gross household income for the previous 12 months is within the initial income limit as calculated using the formula as set out in the NRAS Regulations – Regulation 19
More information can be obtained by visiting www.dss.gov.au/nras