Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is one of the country’s most successful Government Business Enterprises, established in 1988 to provide housing and related services to Defence members and their families; but we don’t just build houses we build communities.

We are committed to creating vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities that bring Defence members and new home owners together in places they are proud to call home.

Our development program is a lifecycle

It begins with the development of a housing precinct and the construction of residential dwellings. Then, the members and their families arrive. The precinct becomes a community and the dwelling becomes a home. It’s about place-making.

When planning a new development, we look beyond the front yard. We walk down the street and along the footpaths. We play in the parks, run on the ovals and help kids cross the street safely. Our role is important – we are charged with creating a place for families to call home.

As families grow and change, their needs change too. So, DHA changes with them: from apartments to a house with a yard – to a townhouse and perhaps back to an apartment again. Our portfolio is as vast and diverse as the families that call our developments home.

We fulfill this vision through a significant land-acquisition and construction program.

Residential developments

We’re active in the residential development industry across Australia.

We’ve gone green

We’re committed to designing and constructing sustainable housing. All of our homes are built to achieve a minimum six star Energy Efficiency Rating.

We focus on five key areas

· low energy consumption
· low water consumption
· effective waste management
· human wellbeing
· biodiversity of local flora and fauna.

Visit our corporate website to find out more.