Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) is a non-taxable income supplement payable to eligible people who rent a community housing property. 


Centrelink pensioners, allowance recipients and those receiving more than the base rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A may be eligible for Rent Assistance.


In order to claim the correct amount of CRA you are entitled to, you must complete and provide a Rent Certificate to Centrelink. 


Please contact Centrelink to obtain a Rent Certificate. 


Details of your CRA entitlement as calculated by Hume are noted on your Notice of Rent Assessment.

If you are in receipt of a Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs payment, including receiving only family tax payments, you may be entitled to Commonwealth Rent Assistance.  

Click here for more information from Centrelink.