The Catalyst Foundation is an inclusive and independent organisation seeking to improve the lives of all South Australians in the areas of Ageing, Disability, Lifestyle, Employment, Business and Learning.
The service is available to all seniors. They provide information on:
- Low cost accommodation
- Independent living and home support
- Retirement housing
- Concessions and benefits
The Catalyst Foundation maintains a searchable retirement housing directory as well as lists of residential parks and supported residential facilities.
For further information contact the Foundation or go to their website.
The CBS is part of the state government and provides renting and letting advice about:
- Lodging or checking the status of a bond online through its Residential Bonds Online service
- Bond refunds
- Repairs and maintenance
- Landlord right of entry
- Domestic violence protections for renters
- Forms and fact sheets for residential tenancies
The CBS website provides links to information on renting, bonds, residential parks, rooming, lodging and boarding available. Please refer to the website before contacting CBS by phone as you may find the information required.
The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) is paid by the State Government to eligible first home owners.
The payment is made only after an application has been submitted and approved.
The grant is a one off payment of up to $15,000 that is for the purchase or construction of a new residential property such as a house, flat, unit, townhouse or apartment anywhere in South Australia.
The residential property must be occupied by you as your principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months starting within 12 months of the date of settlement for contracts to purchase, or the date construction is completed for owner builders or contracts to build. Full eligibility requirements and further information are available on the website.