Rural Rental Subsidy

Rental Reimbursement: Rural Accommodation Rental Subsidy

The Rural Accommodation Rental Subsidy is paid to the individual who holds a lease for a rental property, i.e. the “leaseholder, on monthly submission of rental receipts and a Reimbursement of Expenses Claim Form (link to form) in accordance with the rental subsidies outlined below. The two options are:

The Training Practice as the Leaseholder

If you choose to stay in the accommodation provided by your training practice as part of your rural placement your practice is the leaseholder. The practice will submit rental receipts to WAGPET and receive reimbursement to the maximum amount in the schedule below. As a GP registrar, you are required to pay up to $100/week for your accommodation (this can be higher in some areas). This is normally taken out of your salary on a fortnightly basis. Remember to discuss this with your practice when negotiating your placement and before signing your employment contract.

GP Registrar as the Leaseholder

You can choose to organise your own rental accommodation and if so, you would become the leaseholder. WAGPET will reimburse you the maximum amount in the schedule below on monthly submission of your rental receipts attached to a completed Reimbursement of Expenses Claim Form. You are required to pay the first $100/week for your accommodation.

As at 2011, the rental subsidies are:

LocationMaximum Subsidy Available
Albany$180
Australind/Eaton$180
Boyup Brook $170
Broome$400
Bunbury$160
Busselton$190
Canarvon$300
Collie$210
Denmark$180
Derby$500
Dongara$200
Donnybrook$170
Dunsborough$210
Esperance$300
Geraldton$200
Kalbarri$250
Kalgoorlie$300
Karratha$600
Katanning$200
Kununurra$500
Lancelin$130
Mandurah$160
Margaret River$200
Meekatharra$300
Moora$120
Narrogin$200
Pinjarra $160
Port Hedland $600
Toodyay$120 

Table 2 - Regional rental subsidies to include smaller towns not mentioned specifically.

LocationSubsidy Available
Goldfields$300
Great Southern$180
Kimberley$500
Midwest$200
Peel$160
Pilbara$600
South West$160
WheatbeltDepending on location
 

If you are unsure if your circumstances entitle you to a reimbursement, please don’t hesitate to contact the Training Team.


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