Western Australia

The regulation of community housing providers in Western Australia (WA) is undertaken by the Department of Communities, Community Housing Registration Office (CHRO).

WA implemented an administrative Community Housing Regulatory Framework (Framework) in April 2017,consistent with the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH).

The WA Framework:

  • applies an outcomes focused and risk-based approach to monitor and respond to risks that have serious consequences for tenants, funders and investors, community housing assets and the reputation of the sector;
  • is underpinned by a set of regulatory principles that allows for considered, efficient and effective regulatory practices that are proportionate, accountable, consistent, transparent, flexible and targeted; and
  • Is supported by a suite of guidelines and fact sheets that recognise the diverse nature of the sector and provides clarity and certainty for affected parties.

The Framework and additional information can be found on the Department of Communities – Housing website Community Housing Regulation.

For information on the regulation and registration of community housing providers in WA you should contact the CHRO via registrar@communities.wa.gov.au or telephone 08 6217 6222.