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Information for investors

Annual income-tax free incentive

The annual income-tax free incentive for 2015/2016 is currently $10,917.04 per dwelling and is indexed annually to the rental component of the CPI. The incentive comprises:

  • the Australian Government contribution of $8,187.78 per year for 10 years as a refundable tax offset or payment, and
  • the Queensland Government contribution of  $2,729.26 per dwelling per year for 10 years as a cash payment for dwellings in Queensland.

Payment of incentives

The Australian and Queensland Governments are responsible for determining the compliance of incentive claims. It is the role of the approved participants to ensure approved National Rental Affordability Scheme properties are compliant with the scheme requirements.

The Australian and Queensland Government pay compliant incentive claims to the approved participant.

Below is a list of approved participants and Local Government Authority (LGA) locations where NRAS properties are situated.

Company​ ​Location of incentives by LGA
​Compass Housing Services ​Brisbane
Gold Coast
Moreton Bay
​Affordable Management Corporation Pty Ltd ​Statewide
​Anglicare Southern Queensland (formerly Spiritus) ​South Burnett
​Aspire Housing Group Pty Ltd ​Statewide
​Aztec Developments ​Sunshine Coast
​BRAL Investments Pty Ltd ​Bundaberg
​Brisbane Housing Company Ltd ​Brisbane
​Coast2Bay Housing Group Ltd  ​Brisbane
Sunshine Coast
Moreton Bay
​Crown Property Pty Ltd ​Brisbane
​Gladstone Central Committee on the Ageing ​Gladstone
​Horizon Housing Company ​Statewide
​INA Garden Villages Pty Ltd ​Logan
​Mackay Regional Housing Company Ltd (Connect Housing) ​Mackay
​Mystart Pty Ltd ​Gold Coast
​Philip Usher Constructions Pty Ltd ​Gold Coast
​Quantum Housing Group Pty Ltd ​Moreton Bay
​Queensland Affordable Housing Consortium ​Statewide
​Questus Funds Management Limited ​Statewide
​Sundale Garden Village ​Sunshine Coast
​Kenjad Pty Ltd (formerly Stoney Creek) ​Cairns
​The Presbyterian Church of Queensland (PresCare) ​Rockhampton
Fraser Coast

Eligibility requirements

As a condition of receiving this support, the Queensland Government requires funded dwellings to be rented to eligible applicants registered with the Department of Housing and Public Works.

The Australian Government has defined income eligibility requirements for prospective tenants of the National Rental Affordability Scheme, which are reflected in the Queensland eligibility criteria for NRAS clients.

Further information, including regulations, program guidelines and general information about the scheme, is available at the Australian Government's Department of Social Services National Rental Affordability Scheme website.

Purchasing NRAS property

The Australian Government or Queensland State Government cannot provide investment, financial or taxation advice relating to purchase of National Rental Affordability Scheme properties. Please seek your own appropriate advice.

NRAS investment properties are like other investments and they are sold through the private market channels.

The department is not aware which properties are currently available for sale or rent. Information about NRAS properties for sale or rent can be found on websites such as

At this point in time the Queensland Government is unable to approve any more additional NRAS dwellings to be admitted to the scheme. All Queensland NRAS allocations have been distributed.

Last updated 09 February 2018    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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