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Housing

TSIRC are Queensland's second largest provider of social housing.

We manage housing for all of our 15 communities, except Kubin which is managed by Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works. Our Housing Services portfolio also includes the Building Services Unit.

If you have questions about housing or need help on:

  • applying for social housing
  • applying for a succession of tenancy (if the tenancy for the house where you live is in someone else's name and you would like to become tenant)
  • managing your rent, including setting up regular payments and paying off any overdue rent
  • update your household or contact details on our file if your circumstances change
  • applying for permission (as a tenant) to be away from your housing for more than eight (8) weeks for any reason
  • ending your tenancy.

Contact your local Housing Officer.

How we allocate housing

We allocate housing based on need on a "first-come, first-served" basis. We will match applicants to housing that closely meets their needs and entitlements  (household make-up and changes needed for people with a disability).

Our housing responsibilities

Our housing responsibilities include:

  • allocating vacant housing to applicants on the Register of Need
  • managing tenancies
  • collecting rent (which is re-invested into housing services)
  • working with other government agencies to secure funding for housing upgrades and new housing in the region.

TSIRC received funding to construct new houses in many communities as part of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH).

Our Housing team helps eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people apply for housing in our communities, as well as assisting current tenants to manage their tenancies.

Building and Asset Services (BAS) - part of Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works - manages any repairs and maintenance.

We welcome your feedback on any housing-related issues, and strive to always improve on ensuring our housing services meet each community's needs.