How do I apply?

We have an online application process, for which you will need an email address that you can monitor regularly. All communication regarding your application will be sent to the email address you provide.  

Please note that while the online application form can be completed on a smart phone, you may find it easier to complete on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.  

To apply for a Rent Choice rental subsidy, you will need to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and have the following supporting documentation ready to upload as evidence of your eligibility for the scheme. You can check your eligibility here.

Please note that subsidy payments can only be applied to new lease agreements or lease extensions with a licensed Real Estate Agent. The lease commencement date must occur after the Rent Choice voucher issue date. All leases must commence within 8 weeks from the voucher issue date. 

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions and resources for more details about terms and conditions of the scheme. 

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Main applicant

1

Proof of Australian work rights

a) Citizens of Australia or New Zealand are required to provide one of the following documents: 

  • Passport 

  • Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate 

  • Citizenship certificate 

b) Permanent Residents are required to provide one of the following documents: 

  • Passport (linked to your visa) 

  • Australian permanent residency visa documentation 

c) Visa Holders are required to provide one of the following documents: 

  • Passport

  • ImmiCard,  

  • Convention Travel Document – also known as a Titre de Voyage,  

  • Document for Travel To Australia (DFTTA),  

  • PLO56 Evidence Card 

By providing this information applicants consent for us to complete a VEVO check with the Department of Home Affairs.  

2

Proof of occupation

Applicants must be working in, or relocating to the NT to work in an occupation on the NT Skilled Occupation Priority List to be eligible. 

a) Casual, Full Time or Part Time Employment  

  • Employment Contract or signed Letter of Offer

  • Letter or email from the employer detailing the applicant’s current position held and employment status*.

*this advice must be dated within 4 weeks of the application and must contain a company letterhead/or come from a company email with contact details of the employer for compliance checks. 

b) Self-Employed (Contractor)

  • ABN and registration of business 

  • Letter or email from a Client confirming engagement of services (within the scope of the Key Worker role)** and accompanying invoice.

**this advice must be dated within 4 weeks of the application and must contain contact details of the Client and/or Company for compliance checks. We may need to request additional information to determine eligibility for the scheme. 

3

Photo ID, one of the following;

  • Passport 

  • Drivers Licence 

  • Proof of age card 

  • Ochre Card 

4

Proof of income

a) Casual, Full Time or Part Time Employment  

  • Min. 4 weeks of payslips (1 month, 2 fortnights)*

  • bank statements detailing all income for the last 2 months (you may need to request an interim statement from your bank)

  • Centrelink income statement or payment history (if applicable)

  • Rental income (if applicable)

b) Self-Employed 

  • Most recent BAS statement  

  • Detailed Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet endorsed by a certified/registered accountant.

  • bank statements detailing all income for the last 2 months (you may need to request an interim statement from your bank)

  • Centrelink income statement or payment history (if applicable)

  • Rental income (if applicable)

*If relocating to the Territory for a Key Worker role, please include a signed Letter of Offer from your future employer detailing your agreed salary/pay rates and hours of work to determine your employment income. We may need to request additional information to determine eligibility for the scheme. 

5

Declare any household assets that could justifiably meet the housing needs of the applicant and household members.

6

Complete a statutory declaration to state information provided is true and correct 

7

Photo of applicant holding photo ID

Have someone assist you to take this photo. 

  • You will need to stand with your back to a white background or wall. 
  • Hold your photo ID up in front of you so that the photo and details on the ID can be clearly seen next to your face, do not cover your face.
  • Take a photo
  • Check that the photo shows your entire face and the details and photo within your ID. 

 

Children of applicants 

1

Provide one of the following:

  • Copy of Medicare card naming the child and the applicant or adult household member;  

  • Birth certificate of the child, with the applicant or adult household member named or;  

  • Evidence of adoption, foster care, kinship care of the child by the applicant or adult household member. 

Adult household members  

1

Photo ID, one of the following;

  • Passport 

  • Drivers Licence 

  • Proof of age card 

  • Ochre Card 

2

Proof of income

a) Casual, Full Time or Part Time Employment  

  • Min. 4 weeks of payslips (1 month, 2 fortnights)

  • bank statements detailing all income for the last 2 months (you may need to request an interim statement from your bank)

  • Centrelink income statement or payment history (if applicable)

  • Rental income (if applicable)

b) Self-Employed 

  • Most recent BAS statement  

  • Detailed Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet endorsed by a certified/registered accountant.

  • bank statements detailing all income for the last 2 months (you may need to request an interim statement from your bank)

  • Centrelink income statement or payment history (if applicable)

  • Rental income (if applicable)

Please ensure you scan your documents in colour and that you check all pages of your documents are clear and easy to read before you lodge your application.  

Unfortunately, incomplete applications or applications with illegible documentation may be declined or cause a significant delay in processing time. 

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