Social Housing in Tasmania

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

What is Social Housing?

Social housing is rental housing provided by not-for-profit and government organisations, and includes both community housing and public housing. The fundamental purpose of social housing is to provide safe, affordable and secure rental housing to those who would otherwise be unable to afford a private rental. Both types of social housing are to house people on low to moderate incomes, however they work differently.

According to the latest data from the Report on Government Services 2022, at June 30 2021 there were 14,361 social housing properties in Tasmania made up of:

  • 7,031    Public Housing
  • 311       Indigenous Housing (221 State managed & 90 Community managed)
  • 7,019     Community Housing

For more information on social housing in Tasmania, Shelter Tas has prepared overviews of community housing and public housing.


Source: based on Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision data, Report on Government Services 2022