Report a Repair

Is your maintenance issue an emergency?



1. If lives are in danger call
Emergency Services on 000

2. For an electrical fault call
Western Power on 13 13 51

3. For a gas leak call
ATCO Gas Australia on 13 13 56



Report non-emergency maintenance to Foundation Housing.

Report a Repair

There are three ways you can report a repair:

1. Send an email to

2. Call 1300 895 205 Monday to Friday (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Outside of these hours are for emergencies only*. Charges may be applied to your repairs account if repairs reported and attended to are outside office hours and are not considered emergencies.

If your repair request is an emergency, these calls will be redirected to one of our Property Services team and they will be able to assist, or you can leave a message and we will follow up during office hours.

Examples of *emergency repairs include:

  • burst water pipe or no hot water
  • blocked or broken toilet system (if there is only one toilet in the property)
  • report of electric shock or faulty smoke alarm
  • failure or breakdown of gas, electricity or water supply
  • faults or damage that are causing the property to be unsafe or not secure.

3. Bricks and Agent

Foundation Housing has recently partnered with maintenance software Bricks and Agent to provide you with another way to report repairs and maintenance. In addition to contacting our Property Services team directly, you can report a repair by: 


What to include in your repair report?

When you are reporting your repair please:

  • Advise us know if there are any items that may be a danger to contractors or if there are special directions for access.
  • Keep access clear by removing any obstacles around the area where the maintenance needs to be performed – furniture or cars in driveways.
  • Provide us with a Police Report Number (PRN) if the damage has been caused by you or another party and reported to the police.
  • Provide your best contact details, and advise us of any times that you may or may not be available.
  • Include photos of the issue if possible.

Repair Priority

We aim to respond to maintenance requests as soon as possible. We prioritise maintenance work that poses a health and safety risk to residents or where there is a risk of damage to the property.

  • Urgent within 24 Hours (EMERGENCY) – When there is a threat to the immediate safety or health of people or there is serious damage to property.
  • Priority within 48 hours – When there is a failure or breakdown of any essential services on the premises for cooking, heating or laundering.
  • Normal 10 business days – All other repairs that are of no immediate threat to the security or safety of the resident.