Australian Government - Department of Defence - Department of Veteran's Affairs

DHOAS eligibility criteria is expanding

by | November 30, 2022

On 29 November 2022, legislation passed both houses of parliament and Royal assent was received to expand the eligibility criteria for DHOAS. These changes are set to take effect next year.

Changes to the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008 (the Act) will remove the 5 year deadline for separated ADF veterans to apply for their final subsidy certificate.

The changes will also reduce the minimum thresholds for each DHOAS subsidy tier. All the other eligibility rules and conditions remain unchanged, such as the requirement to have served on or after 1 July 2008.

Please take a look at our fact sheet to see how this may impact your situation. After reading our fact sheet, if you still have any questions in relation to these upcoming changes, please contact our customer service team via email at, or by calling 1300 434 627.