We work out how much rent you pay based on a formula from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). 

This formula looks at your total household income and includes any money earned from wages, Centrelink benefits, and rent assistance.


The percentages may be slightly different depending on which housing program you are in.


Here is an example of how we calculate someone's rent:


Income typeIncome per weekRateWeekly rent

Age Pension








Clean Energy Supplement








Commonwealth Rent Assistance








Total weekly rent to be paid