Public Housing in Tasmania

For information and advice on your housing options in Tasmania, including applying for public housing, please contact Housing Connect on 1800 800 588

What is Public Housing?

The Tasmanian State Government currently provides 7,227 public housing properties, according to the latest data from the 2019 Report on Government Services, which is just over half of all social housing. The dwellings are owned (or leased) and managed by the State government. Public housing is generally accessed by people on low incomes and/or those with special needs, and aims to provide a choice of housing location, physical type and management arrangements.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tasmanians, Indigenous housing is also available. 222 State owned and managed Indigenous housing dwellings are allocated only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tenants, and applications are managed through Housing Connect.


Source: based on Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision data, Report on Government Services 2019.