Defence Housing Australia

Defence Housing Australia

About Us

DHA was established in 1988 to create a better lifestyle for Australian Defence members and their families, to help attract and retain personnel and to ensure that, while serving their country, they have safe, secure and high-quality accommodation – the same kind of housing to which all Australians aspire.

DHA has evolved and grown in recent years to become a leading residential property developer, with almost 50 projects underway across the country and a development pipeline worth approximately $2.5 billion.

Our business model is unique – we transform land into vibrant and sustainable communities that bring together Defence families and new residents in an integrated and harmonious way. We build quality homes for Defence families, and provide opportunities for the general public to live and invest in our award winning communities. Today, more than half the land and almost three-quarters of the apartments we develop are sold on the open market to ordinary Australian homebuyers, with Defence families as neighbours that they can trust and appreciate.

Innovation and sustainability are core to DHA’s development philosophy. We incorporate innovative solutions in the communities we develop to deliver low energy consumption, low water consumption, effective waste management, enhanced human wellbeing, and to support the biodiversity of local flora and fauna.

In Toowoomba, DHA is planning to create a sustainable residential community on part of the land on the former Defence Rifle Range site, located on the corner of Rifle Range Road and Martini Street at Mount Lofty.

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