Discover the public housing regions in Western Australia

Explore the regions below to learn about the waitlists

The amount of public housing varies in each region of WA but overall, it only makes up a very small 4% of all housing in the State.

Use the interactive map below to see the distribution of public housing in each region of WA.

The map also uses the latest available information and statistics to display the current number of households on the waitlist and priority waitlist, the average wait time and the number of applicants (households) housed for each region across the State.

Updated 31 October 2017

Waitlist 15072
Priority Waitlist 1460

Western Australia

East Kimberley
Waitlist: 305
Priority waitlist: 43
Average wait time: 100 weeks
Applicants housed: 150*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Goldfields
Waitlist: 274
Priority waitlist: 17
Average wait time: 58 weeks
Applicants housed: 188*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Great Southern
Waitlist: 518
Priority waitlist: 63
Average wait time: 92 weeks
Applicants housed: 143*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Mid West / Gascoyne
Waitlist: 671
Priority waitlist: 10
Average wait time: 87 weeks
Applicants housed: 177*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Pilbara
Waitlist: 427
Priority waitlist: 51
Average wait time: 109 weeks
Applicants housed: 255*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South West
Waitlist: 1050
Priority waitlist: 22
Average wait time: 144 weeks
Applicants housed: 301*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
West Kimberley
Waitlist: 631
Priority waitlist: 73
Average wait time: 153 weeks
Applicants housed: 148*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Wheatbelt
Waitlist: 346
Priority waitlist: 20
Average wait time: 70 weeks
Applicants housed: 177*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist

Metropolitan Region

South East Metro
Waitlist: 2455
Priority waitlist: 145
Average wait time: 150 weeks
Applicants housed: 603*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
North Metro
Waitlist: 5856
Priority waitlist: 690
Average wait time: 173 weeks
Applicants housed: 1211*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South Metro
Waitlist: 2638
Priority waitlist: 326
Average wait time: 126 weeks
Applicants housed: 706*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
WA Map South East Metro North Metro South Metro East Kimberley Goldfields Great Southern Mid West / Gascoyne Pilbara South West West Kimberley Wheatbelt

Interesting facts

About Public Housing tenant income types.

29

Are on aged pensions

29

Are on disability or medical support pensions

19

Are on parental or caring pensions