Housing policies and programs in the Australian Government are shared across different departments.

Treasury's role

Treasury advises the government on housing-related issues that impact housing supply and affordability in Australia.


Housing support

The Department of Social Services (DSS) provides advice to government on homelessness, social housing and renter support.

It co-chairs the Housing Policy Partnership to create opportunities for shared decision making between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and governments.

DSS administers Commonwealth Rent Assistance and other housing and homelessness programs.

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