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Government employee housing

Government Employee Housing (GEH) owns and manages the Queensland Government’s employee housing portfolio. This helps agencies to deliver essential services by supporting suitable, cost efficient accommodation for employees.

What we do

Our portfolio has approximately 3100 residences which provide homes for doctors, nurses, police officers, teachers and other government workers across Queensland.

This state-owned housing is for government employees in:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • remote locations with minimal private rental options.

We use private rental options for employees in urban centres where there is a strong rental market.

Our teams

The Tenancy Management team:

  • works with agencies to manage the leasing of GEH properties
  • coordinate rates, utilities and body corporate payments, vacancies, and programs such as cleaning and pest control.
  • works closely with government agents, councils and client agencies and their tenants.

The Asset Management team:

  • work with QBuild to manage the upgrading and maintenance of properties
  • arrange general property inspections, and condition and functional assessments across the portfolio’s properties
  • delivers the divestment strategy and capital works program.

Sales program

Selling our surplus housing helps reduce the costs to manage and maintain government-owned housing.

Revenue from the sales program is re-invested to fund:

  • new construction in remote areas Queensland
  • backlog maintenance on our properties. 

We aim for the divestment of GEH properties in areas where there are strong rental markets. Full or partial divestment can be through:

Selling our surplus housing helps to reduce ongoing costs of managing and maintaining government-owned residential properties.

Asbestos in government-owned residences

The Built Environment Materials Information Register (BEMIR)  register contains information about known, confirmed, assumed and removed asbestos at department owned residences.

View the BEMIR data for GEH residences (XLS, 9.17MB).

Contact us

Main office:

Team emails:



Last updated 11 November 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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