Development and construction

About development and construction at DHA

DHA undertakes design and construction work as well as upgrades to existing properties. To streamline the tendering process DHA has established informal builders and upgrades panels. These panels are advertised on AusTender on a periodic basis to seek qualified home builders to become pre-qualified to tender for the upgrade and construction of DHA homes.

Builders who can demonstrate the capacity and experience to satisfy our requirements to become pre-qualified can submit an expression of interest (EOI) for evaluation.

EOI documentation - construction

Applicants are required to download, complete and return the following documents to:

EOI documentation - upgrades

General information on the application process can be found in:

Please note that the upgrade panels for Perth, Sydney and the ACT are currently closed to new applicants. We encourage you to check this page for updates as the panels are regularly reviewed and may be reopened to new applicants.

Applicants are required to complete and return the following documents to:

The following documents are also provided for information:


DHA advertises all open approaches to market for development, construction and upgrade projects via AusTender. Please note that DHA does not accept late tenders.

To receive notifications about our tenders, register your details with AusTender.

Before tendering for or expressing interest in our projects, we encourage you to familiarise yourself with our building specifications. To request a copy of our design and construction guidelines please email


For assistance with tenders that are currently out to market please contact the Procurement team on or call our Tender Hotline on 02 6217 8555.