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Aboriginal Housing Service Tasmania

Aboriginal Housing Services Tasmania (AHST) provides secure, appropriate and affordable rental housing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Tasmania.

Aboriginal Housing Services Tasmania (AHST) has approximately 330 homes throughout Tasmania.

Aboriginal Housing Services is jointly managed by three Regional Aboriginal Tenancy Advisory Panels and Housing Tasmania. The role of Advisory Panels is to consider applications, assess whether or not applicants are eligible for Aboriginal Rental Housing and allocate houses to applicants who are deemed eligible.

All allocations are based on a priority needs assessment.

How to contact us or make a booking

You can now contact Aboriginal Housing Services Tasmania by email on our new general email address -

Aboriginal Customer Service Officers (ACSO's) are located in Housing Tasmania Service Centres at Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

Hobart Service Centre, 188 Collins Street, Hobart 7001
Phone: (03) 6233 8562

Launceston Service Centre, 11 Cameron Street, Launceston 7250
Phone: (03) 6336 2391

North West
Burnie Service Centre, 1st Floor Reece House, Burnie 7320
Phone: (03) 6434 6355

Devonport Service Centre, 23 Steele Street, Devonport 7310
Phone: (03) 6421 7832

The ACSO's can talk to you about your circumstances and offer advice on the housing options available to you.

Service Eligibility

Who is Eligible?

People who:

are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
are low income earners;
are residents of Australia living in Tasmania ;
are 16 years of age or older; and
have financial assets of less than $34,472.60 (Dec 2003).

Proof of identity is required and previous tenancy history is taken into account.
You will need to provide information about your Aboriginality to the Advisory Panel. Where possible you should provide your 'family tree' and supporting letters from Aboriginal

How do I apply?
Application forms are available from any Housing Tasmania Service Centre or from any Service Tasmania Shop. You must complete an application form and lodge it with Housing
Tasmania to be considered for Aboriginal Housing.

Cost Information

Rent is based on household income.

Administrative Phone Number

Hobart Phone: (03) 6233 8562, Launceston Phone: (03) 6336 2391, Burnie Phone: (03) 6434 6355, Devonport Phone: (03) 6421 7832

More Information

If you wish to provide feedback on the services provided by Housing Tasmania, access the Customer Feedback and Complaints information for details.