The Tasmanian Government is committed to delivering a range of housing and support assistance measures for Tasmanians on low to moderate incomes.

Being able to afford to buy a home is an issue for many Tasmanians and home ownership can sometimes seem out of reach, especially for people on low incomes.

HomeShare is a shared equity program operated by the Director of Housing that supports people to access home ownership. Shared equity supports aspiring homeowners by reducing the amount of time required to save for a deposit and reducing the ongoing loan repayment obligations.

The Tasmanian Government has invested an additional $10 million into HomeShare to assist at least an additional 100 households.

HomeShare customers must receive a loan from an approved lender. The current approved lender’s contract to provide lending services to customers under HomeShare is due to expire.

The Department of Communities Tasmania is conducting a Request for Application (RFA) process to seek competitive lender arrangements and to appoint one or more approved lenders to provide lending services to HomeShare customers going forward.

Request for Applications

Holders of an Australian credit licence are invited to submit an application to become an accredited home loan provider to HomeShare customers.

The RFP opens on Monday,1 November 2021 and closes at 5:00 pm (AEST), Thursday 2 December 2021.

To enquire about the RFA and to request a RFA package please email

All correspondence from the Contact Officer including addenda will be issued from the project email address -

Functional Briefing Session

A virtual functional briefing session with keynote speakers from consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers will be held on Tuesday, 9 November 2021 with more information to be provided on registration.

To register for the briefing session email by 12:00 noon (AEST), Monday, 8 November 2021.