Rent and Bills Information

A general information guide for young people 


For tenants of Community Housing:

.  rent is set at 25% of your income and is payable two weeks in advance

.  rent is calculated from your Proof of Income i.e. recent pay slips or a Centrelink statement

For private rental tenants:

.  rent is set at the current market rate – this means you pay the full amount

.  rent is payable two weeks in advance, with a “one off” bond payment, equal to four weeks rent

 Gas and Electricity

As a tenant, you are responsible for your bills.  You must open an electricity and/or gas account in your own name.

This must be done close to the date you sign your lease and pay your first rent.

It is your responsibility to pay your gas and electricity bills when due.

If you are living with another tenant, you will share equally the bills.

We can assist you in working through this process.

Telephone and Internet

If you decide to have a landline phone/internet connection, you will need to make an agreement with your co-tenant(s) on who will use it and how it will be paid

Again, our staff are only to happy to assist you to in deciding how you would like to manage this.


You are responsible for managing your own savings for bills and other items  

We can provide assistance to help you in managing your budget, any loans you may have, and provide you with financial counselling,