Ways to invest

Buy a DHA investment property

You can buy a property we own and lease it back to us.

Find out how to buy a DHA investment property. 

Lease your property to DHA

If you own a property, ask us if we would like to lease it. 

See where we are currently looking for properties.

Find out what you can afford

We have compiled a list of resources to help you decide if a DHA investment is right for you.

See our investment calculators.

Understand your return on investment

For all of our properties, we say what "gross yield" you can expect. Gross yield is how much profit an asset will produce each year before taxes and expenses are deducted. The profit is relative to how much you pay for the property. 

You can work it out this way:

Weekly rental income x 52 weeks / property price x 100.

Where possible, we also say what expenses you can expect for each property.

Who can be a DHA investor

Almost anyone can buy a DHA investment property or lease their property to us. You don’t have to be a Defence member. Most of our investors don't have a connection to Defence.

If you are a Defence member, keep in mind your entitlements may be affected if you post to the same location as your investment property.

Invest through an entity

You can invest with us through a:

  • company
  • trust
  • self managed super fund

Many of our properties are purchased by entities such as these. They benefit from our long lease terms, reliable rental income, and property care agreements.

Overseas investors

You can invest with us if you live overseas.

You must:

  • have an Australian bank account
  • be eligible to invest in Australia
The Foreign Investment Review Board provides information on who can invest in Australia. You should also seek advice from a financial expert.

Rent is subject to abatement in limited circumstances. Rent is paid where the property is able to be occupied. Should a property become uninhabitable during the term of the lease or due to a lessor’s breach of the lease terms, the rent may be withheld until the property has been rectified and can be re-occupied. Ongoing rent are subject to the terms of the lease. DHA does not take into account an investors objectives or financial needs. Investors should always seek appropriate advice before making any investment decisions with DHA.