1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2008
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/02/2008
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Detailed information on the Defence workforce can be found at <http://www.defence.gov.au/annualreports/>.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA)
DHA provides high quality housing and relocation services to members of the ADF to meet the operational requirements of the Department of Defence.
DHA (known as the Defence Housing Authority until 2006) was established in 1987. It currently manages about 17,000 residences in all states and territories, worth approximately $6b. DHA acquires houses through a mix of construction, purchase and leasing. Properties are located in metropolitan, regional and remote areas throughout Australia.
DHA provides complete relocation solutions, arranging for about 25,000 relocations each year. This service includes arrangement of removal requirements; payment of entitlements; allocation of homes and a smooth move-out process. Staff support ADF members from 32 Housing Management Centres and other offices located across Australia.
DHA has an innovative sale and leaseback program, which ensures efficient use of DHA's capital, allowing DHA to develop quality residential properties in key locations across the country, sell them to investors and then lease them back.
For more information about the DHA, refer to its website <http://www.dha.gov.au>.