Rent Assistance increases 20 March 2022

Rent Assistance rates and thresholds increased on 20 March 2022. Find out what the new payment rates and limits are for those entitled to rent assistance.

Rent Assistance rates if you do not have dependent children

Family situationMaximum payment per fortnightMaximum payment is paid if your fortnightly rent is more thanNo payment if your fortnightly rent is less than
Single, sharer$97.20$259.80$130.20
One of a couple who are separated due to illness$145.80$324.60$130.20
One of a couple who are temporarily separated$137.40$313.40$130.20

Rent Assistance is paid to those in receipt of an income support payment, who pay private rent. Those who rent from a housing authority are not eligible.

To find out more about rent assistance and thresholds, and how you can claim, visit