PRA is financial assistance provided by state and territory governments to low-income households experiencing difficulty in securing or maintaining private rental accommodation. Types of assistance include bond loans, rental grants, subsidies and relief, and relocation expenses.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 1997

Geographical coverage

National and state and territory 

Data availability

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

Data scope

Relates to the provision of financial assistance to enable households to access and maintain accommodation in the private rental market.


  • bond loans
  • rental grants
  • rental subsidies
  • relocation expenses and
  • other assistance grants.


  • non-financial assistance, for example, tenancy support services and tenancy guarantees
  • any expense incurred in providing assistance to a household that is not the value of the financial assistance received directly by the household.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Private Rent Assistance DSS

External links and information 

Housing assistance in Australia

Australia's welfare


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