Member entitlement policy

Under the Group Rent Scheme (GRS), service personnel can be provided with housing which is related to their current rank, posting location and number of dependants. The relationship between housing entitlement and rank are shown in Table 1.

Table 1. Group Rank Entitlement

Rank Group (E) Group Rank Entitlement Service Residence Classification
CPL and below RB1 (CPL and below) A/B1/RB1
SSGT, SGT, LT and 2LT RB 1 B1/RB1
CAPT,WO1,WO2 RB2 B2/RB2
LTCOL and MA RB3 C/RB3
BRIG and COL RB4 D/RB4
MAJGEN and above RB5 E/RB5

The houses you will be shown on HomeFind will be those that are directly matched to your Group Rank Entitlement (GRE) and within your posting location. If there are no houses available within your GRE,  contact us on 139 342 or email housing@dha.gov.au.

Note: The GRE for preview users is indicative only. Processing of your application for relocation with Toll Transitions will confirm your correct entitlement.

If a member is allocated a residence at entitlement (or within one category above or below entitlement as a result of no housing available at entitlement), the contributions are payable under the Group Rent Scheme as shown in Table 2.

When there is a reasonable offer of an SR within entitlement available to a member, but the member chooses a residence above their entitlement, the contribution will be calculated based on the Higher Contribution Scheme, as shown in Table 3.

Table 2. GRS contribution - rent per fortnight

RATES FROM 11/02/2016 to 25/01/2017

Group Rank Entitlement of Member A RB1/B1 RB2/B2 RB3/C RB4/D
RB1 $466.01 $498.46 $498.46 $498.46 $498.46
RB2 $466.01 $498.46 $599.35 $599.35 $599.35
RB3 $466.01
$498.46 $599.35 $655.70 $655.70
RB4 $466.01
$498.46 $599.35 $655.70 $878.35

NEW RATES EFFECTIVE 26/01/2017

Group Rank Entitlement of Member A RB1/B1 RB2/B2 RB3/C RB4/D
RB1 $481.30 $502.93 $502.93 $502.93 $502.93
RB2 $481.30 $502.93 $599.35 $599.35 $599.35
RB3 $481.30 $502.93 $599.35 $661.99 $661.99
RB4 $481.30 $502.93 $599.35 $661.99 $909.12

Note: The Department of Defence reviews Contribution rates periodically.

Table 3. Higher Contribution Scheme (HCS) contribution - rent per fortnight

In accordance with Defence policy where a member chooses to live in a house classified above their entitlement when houses within their entitlement are available, the member will be required to pay HCS contributions.

RATES FROM 11/02/2016 to 25/01/2017

Group Rank Entitlement of Member A RB1/B1 RB2/B2 RB3/C RB4/D
RB1 N/A N/A $700.24 $812.94 $1,258.24
RB2 N/A N/A N/A $712.05 $1,157.35
RB3 N/A N/A N/A N/A $1,101.00
RB4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NEW RATES EFFECTIVE 26/01/2017

Group Rank Entitlement of Member A RB1/B1 RB2/B2 RB3/C RB4/D
RB1 N/A N/A $695.77 $821.05 $1,315.31
RB2 N/A N/A N/A $724.63 $1,218.89
RB3 N/A N/A N/A N/A $1,156.25
RB4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Note: The Department of Defence reviews Contribution rates periodically.