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Guide to Bond Loans and Rental Grants

Bond Loan

A Bond Loan is an interest-free and fee-free loan to cover the rental bond when you move into private rental accommodation.

The loan amount is a maximum of 4 weeks rent and must be repaid.

Bond loans are available to eligible people only. Check your eligibility.

Bond loans are automatically approved for people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence who have provided information about their circumstances.

Bond Loan Plus

Bond Loan Plus is an interest-free and fee-free loan to cover the rental bond plus an amount equal to 2 weeks rent for the property you want to rent.

The loan amount is a maximum of 6 weeks rent and must be repaid.

To find out more, talk to your local Housing Service Centre.

Rental Grant

A Rental Grant is a one-off grant of 2 weeks rent to support people in housing crisis move into private rental accommodation.

Rental Grants are available to eligible people only. Check your eligibility.

More information

For more information on applying for a Bond Loan:

Other rental assistance

Check if you’re eligible for rental assistance from Centrelink.

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Guide to Bond Loans and Rental Grants

In this guide:

  1. Check your eligibility for Bond Loans and Rental Grants
  2. How to apply
  3. After you have applied
  4. Repaying your Bond Loan or Bond Loan Plus
  5. Existing Bond Loans

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