Here are answers to some of the commonly asked questions by Lodging Residents.  If the information you need isn’t here, please speak with your Lodging Coordinator.

Who can apply for Lodging Accommodation?

To be eligible, you must be over 24 years old and in receipt of a regular income such as Centrelink payments or wages that do not exceed $1,746 per fortnight. You must be willing to adibe by the terms of the License to Occupy and House Rules and be able to live communally and independently with support if needed. You must be an Australia Citizen or permanent resident, be in WA at the time of application/allocation and not own any property. See Options & Eligibility.

What is the difference between Lodging Accommodation and Mainstream Accommodation?

Lodging is accommodation is a single room only, in a building sharing the facilities with other residents such as kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Lodging residents have to abide by the House Rules and can receive additional support to sustain their accommodation. Lodging accommodation has a live-in caretaker. Mainstream accommodation is a self contained property which is a protected under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.

How do I apply for Lodging Accommodation?

See About Lodging for more information and the application form.

What happens during my assessment and what do I need to bring?

You will be asked a few questions to determine if our accommodation is suitable to your needs. You will need to bring photo ID and proof of residence, confirmation of income (Centrelink statement or wage slips), any support letters and your contract details.

What happens next and what if I decline an offer of accommodation?

If eligible, you will be placed on a wait list until a vacancy becomes available. When we contact you with an offer to view a room, you will need to view the room within 24 hours from the offer and if you accept the room, a sign up appointment will be made within three days of the offer. You will be advised of the move in costs by the Lodging Coordinator which must be paid on the day of sign up appointment (EFT available – no cash payment will be accepted). We make up to two offers of accommodation in the suburb of your choice. If you decline an offer of accommodation twice without reasonable explanation you will be removed from the wait list for six months.

How much will my accommodation cost me each fortnight and how is it calculated?

Rent is assessed according to your income, size of room and includes a charge for utilities such as water, electricity and gas. See Your Rent for more details.

Where are the lodges located?

They are located in Northbridge, East Perth Subiaco, Mount Lawley, Bassendean, Fremantle and Broome.

What if I decided I want or need to move to another location?

You can apply to transfer to another lodge if you have maintained a good residency history for three months or longer. This means you must have had satisfactory room inspections, no arrears on your rent account and you have received no breaches or warnings of House Rules or your Licence to Occupy.

If I decide to vacate, how much notice is needed?

Under the Licence to Occupy, three days notice in writing is needed to terminate the agreement.

Contact Us Office Locations

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm*

General Enquiries: (08) 9422 0700
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205

Office: 297 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
Postal: PO Box 214, Leederville, WA 6902

*Leederville Reception is closed on Thursday mornings.

Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 10am – 12pm

All other hours: By appointment only

Unit 6/17 – 19 Foundry Road
Midland WA 6056

T: (08) 6274 3900
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205


Office Hours:
By appointment only

Sanori House, Suite 3, 126 Grand Boulevard
Joondalup WA 6027

T: (08) 9422 0700
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

34 Frederick Street
Broome WA 6725

T: (08) 9193 7641
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

3A/3 Brand Street
South Hedland WA 6722

T: (08) 9172 9700
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205