HPA is administered by each jurisdiction and provides a range of financial assistance to eligible households to improve their access to, and maintain, home ownership.

HPA can include:

  • Direct lending
  • Concessional loans
  • Mortgage relief
  • Interest rate assistance
  • Deposit assistance
  • Other assistance grants
Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 1997

Geographical coverage

National | National and state and territory

Data availability

  • publications
  • dummary tables published in electronic form
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)

Data scope


  • direct lending (including government loans, shared equity loans and bridging loans)
  • deposit assistance
  • interest rate assistance
  • mortgage relief
  • other assistance grants.


  • non-financial assistance, for example home purchase advisory and counselling services
  • home renovation and/or maintenance services
  • relocation or start up assistance
  • sale to tenant programs
  • provision of housing or any share of it
  • expense incurred in providing assistance to a household that is not the value of financial assistance directly received by the household
  • any aspect of a shared equity loan that is not direct lending, deposit assistance, interest rate assistance or mortgage relief
  • any assistance not provided expressly for purchasing a home.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Home purchase assistance DSS

Home purchase assistance DQS

External links and information 

Housing assistance in Australia

Report on Government Services

Australia's welfare


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