Buying DHA Property

Here we provide some handy tips and information about how to buy a tenanted DHA property.

When you buy a Defence Housing Australia (DHA) leased property from us, you also enter into a lease agreement with Defence Housing Australia who provide housing for the Australian Defence Force Australia wide. This means your tenant is the Australian Defence Force, so either Army, Navy or Air force. Being backed by the Australian Government you never have any worries about securing a quality tenant, your property is managed and maintained for you with most maintenance costs coved by DHA as part of their management obligation, your rent is paid 365 days of the year through out the lease term and in most cases, even if the property is vacant . DHA (Defence Housing Australia) leased properties are one of the most secure property investments available in Australia today.

Buying a DHA (Defence Housing Australia) is similar to buying any residential property in Australia however the lease forms part of the contract of sale.

In order to protect the privacy and security of the Defence family occupying the property, we do not advertise the street address or conduct ‘open house’ style inspections. However, a location map, with street map and satellite images, can be viewed.

Preview properties

All properties offered for sale can be viewed on our website.

Each property listing sets out the sale price; weekly rent; lease term; construction year (if available) and any other relevant details as a buyer that you may need.  Where available, you can also view photos and a floor plan.  Any other details you may need are available upon request.

Sales process

We employ a team of dedicated real estate professionals to ensure you understand the Defence Housing unique leasing arrangements and guide you through our sales process.

The sales process does vary from state to state depending on the Conveyancing process and laws in that state.

Before we can attempt to place a property 'on hold' for you, we request you seek professional advice to confirm your budget, this is for your benefit as well as ours, because it assists in identifying locations that may suit your investment goals.

Once you have  selected a property you wish to proceed with the purchase on, this property will be placed on hold and the sales process or preparing contracts etc will commence.

There is no need for you to inspect the property; the majority of our investors don’t. However, after you have paid your holding deposit, this can be arranged if you wish. With “There is no need for you to inspect the property; the majority of our investors don’t. However, if you would like to arrange inspection please contact the Sales Manager for this property. Contact details can be found in the View details page for the property you are interested in.

Register your interest to receive regular updates via email at or contact our office on 1300 862 0561300 862 056 to speak to one of our consultants.


** we are an independent Real Estate Agency and not a Commonwealth government entity. DPI is not affiliated to the Department of Defence or Defence Housing Australia.**