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Before You Get Started

Government Employee Housing (GEH) is not a choice based program therefore to receive subsidised rent, you must accept the house allocated. If you choose to decline the allocated GEH house, you elect to forego the Government rental subsidy.

GEH provide unfurnished housing of varying sizes. GEH only provides furnished housing in the APY Lands. The range of housing is diverse and includes mainly older houses, with some upgraded houses and modern contemporary houses; To assist GEH to allocate suitable housing, you are requested to provide as much relevant information as possible.

Housing is allocated to applicants according to need, usually assessed on the basis of number of dependants or number of people to be accommodated. The criterion is clearly defined in the allocation policy. Government Employee Housing makes every effort to ensure individual requirements of employees are taken into account, however due to the limited amount of housing stock, no guarantee can be provided that all needs will be met. Shared housing may become necessary where local supply cannot meet demand from applicants.

Approval for the eligibility of subsidised housing is the responsibility of the applicant’s employing agency. GEH obtains the approval for eligibility for each applicant. Allocation of appropriate housing is related to the timing of this approval and housing availability.

All arrangements for furniture removal are the responsibility of the employee and the employing agency.

Connection of all utilities (excluding water) are the tenant’s responsibility. In houses with bottled gas, GEH pay the annual service charge, however, the tenant is responsible for arranging and paying for the bottles to be refilled.

Relocations

A tenant may seek re-location only when there is a permanent change in their personal circumstances or family composition / size. Where a tenant requested relocation is accepted by GEH, the tenant is responsible for their own removal and all associated costs.

GEH may be required to initiate a tenant’s relocation under certain circumstances – e.g. where a private lease is expiring or where an owned or leased house is contracted for sale with no option for government to remain as tenant. In these circumstances, GEH organise and pay for removals and pay for connection and disconnection fees.

Housing Location

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Applicant Details

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If Payroll ID is not known, application processing may be delayed.

Contact Details

Please provide e-mail address(es), telephone number and address where you can be contacted with an offer of housing. It is important that GEH or our Key Agents be able to contact you at short notice, we will provide your telephone number and email address to our Key Agents.

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GEH is legislated under the Public Employees Housing Act 1987 to provide subsidised rental housing for eligible public sector employees. The level of rental subsidy is established by a GEH Rental Agreement and varies according to the employing agency and location.

Tenant rents are paid fortnightly in arrears via payroll deduction and are not negotiable. Please note that timing for the first rental deduction from your payroll can take up to 4 weeks.

Rent, water and any other charges payable by an employee for housing provided under this Act will be deducted via payroll deduction.

GEH aims to allocate housing to meet your requested occupancy date. Greater lead time will assist GEH to meet your anticipated occupancy date (Occupancy can only occur on week days not including public holidays or between 24th December and 3rd January). Factors such as timing of approvals, maintenance, high demand and availability of houses can all affect allocation timeframes. As a guide, you should expect to be notified of an allocation of housing 14-21 days prior to your requested occupancy date. You do not need to call GEH, you will be contacted when an allocation has been made.

GEH will advise you if it cannot provide housing by your requested occupancy date. If this occurs, you will need to contact your employing agency to negotiate alternative arrangements.

Authority to lease a house from the private market lies solely with GEH. This will occur only when there are no suitable vacant houses within existing stock.

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Other Persons to be Housed on a PERMANENT Basis with the Applicant

Person 1

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Other Name
Age
Gender
Relationship

Person 2

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Other Name
Age
Gender
Relationship

Person 3

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Other Name
Age
Gender
Relationship

Person 4

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Other Name
Age
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Relationship

Person 5

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Age
Gender
Relationship

Person 6

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Other Name
Age
Gender
Relationship

Sharing

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If no, then please continue on the next section.

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APY Lands allocations: Single persons may be required to share a house in some communities. The sharing tenant will be determined by the employing agency.

Pets

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Additional Information

GEH attempts to best meet your needs from the available housing and consistent with the intent of the DPTI Eligibility & Allocation Policy.

Please provide any additional information you believe is relevant to your application. Every effort will be made to provide you housing from the available stock to meet your family composition/size. However, GEH cannot guarantee being able to accommodate your requirements/requests in respect of personal recreational assets/equipment, non-standard items, preferred rent range and in some cases pets.

Current Accommodation Position

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PLEASE NOTE: If, during your occupancy of Government Employee Housing, you, your spouse, dependant, a company of which they are a director or shareholder, or a trust of which they are a beneficiary, purchase a property within 40 kms of your work location, you must advise Government Employee Housing. You will be required to vacate the Government Employee Housing residence within 90 days.

Declaration

  1. I declare that I am the person detailed on the Applicant Details section of the application and that the information provided is correct in every detail.
  2. I acknowledge that if the information I have provided is false I may be subject to disciplinary action or prosecution.
  3. I accept that the housing allocation is made strictly in accordance with the Allocation Policy and Procedures of DPTI, Government Employee Housing.
  4. I will advise Government Employee Housing of any change of circumstances affecting the information provided on under the Current Accommodation Position section of the application during my tenancy.

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PLEASE NOTE: Select the 'Submit' button ONCE only. Selecting this button more than once will result in duplicate entries.

Please note that all information supplied to Government may be the subject of a Freedom of Information application. In the case of your personal information, you will be contacted prior to any release and you will have the opportunity to decline release.