Social housing is provided for people on low incomes who require assistance to meet their housing needs.

South Australia

In South Australia, tenants can apply directly through Amélie Housing, or at any South Australian Housing Authority office.

For information on how to register for housing in South Australia visit SA.GOV.AU

New South Wales

In NSW, access to Social Housing is managed under one system, called Housing Pathways. This system helps you access the wait list for social housing, called the NSW Social Housing Register. You can apply for social housing at any office of Housing NSW, or through Amélie Housing

For more information about Housing Pathways, visit the Housing Pathways website.


In the Australia Capital Territory, applications can be made through Housing ACT, and all applicants will be placed on the Social Housing Register for social and community housing.

More information and more support?

For more information on accessing and allocation of social housing in NSW and South Australia, read our Allocation of housing policy

Did you know? Amélie Housing partners with the St Vincent de Paul Society to provide wrap around services to our tenants. In Australia more than 60,000 members and volunteers assist people in need and work to combat social injustice across Australia. Want more help settling in and living well in your community?

Visit: Vinnies website to find help in your state and territory