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Guide to Bond Loans and Rental Grants

How to apply

You can apply online for:

  • a Bond Loan
  • a Rental Grant
  • both a Bond Loan and a Rental Grant.

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Alternatively, download and complete a hard copy Application for Bond Loan and Rental Grant assistance (PDF, 311 KB) .

Also complete a Bond Loan additional applicants form (PDF, 107 KB) if you have 3 or more applicants. Submit this with your application.

With the application, each applicant needs to provide:

  • proof of income
  • at least 2 types of identification
  • proof of Australian residency status
  • details of the rental property.

Saving your online application

By registering your details, you can save your online application at any time and return to it within 28 days if you need more time.

Before you can save your application, you need to enter each tenant’s first name, last name, date of birth and contact number, so we can contact you about your saved application if necessary.

Check your eligibility for Bond Loan or Rental Grant

If you’re considering renting in the near future but haven’t found a property to rent, you can check your eligibility using the Eligibility Tool.

This will give you an indication of your eligibility for Bond Loan and/or Rental Grant assistance.

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

It is important to provide us with the correct information, so your eligibility assessment is accurate.

After you’ve been approved to rent a property, you can submit a Bond Loan and/or Rental Grant Application along with your supporting documents.

If your application is successful, we will send you the loan document to sign and return to us. After we receive this, we approve your Bond Loan and send an approval letter and Bond Lodgement form to your landlord/agent.

Applying for Bond Loan Plus

To apply for Bond Loan Plus, you must provide:

  • proof of income
  • at least 2 types of identification
  • proof of Australian residency status
  • details of the rental property.

Please talk to your local Housing Service Centre about Bond Loan Plus.

More information

If you have any queries about applying for a Bond Loan product:

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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