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Maintenance contractors

At Defence Housing Australia (DHA), we provide quality housing and related services to Defence members and families. In doing this, we support the operational, recruitment and retention goals of the Department of Defence.

To meet our Defence housing obligations, DHA manages three Residential Maintenance Services (RMS) panels, which provides routine maintenance and emergency repair services to the DHA housing portfolio across 36 trades.

We appoint contractors to our panel via Austender through our rolling tender program. We recommend prospective contractors to register on Austender and to set up notifications in order not to miss our next tender release. 

For any questions, please email

DHA’s Residential Maintenance Service Panels        

  • Asbestos
  • Floor coverings
  • Floor covering cleaning
  • Ground maintenance
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Property cleaning
  • Smoke alarm maintenance
  • Sprinkler maintenance
  • Tree surgery
  • Waterproofing
  • Window furnishings
  • Air conditioning refrigerated
  • Air conditioning evaporative
  • Alarm security
  • Appliance electrical
  • Appliance gas
  • Eletrical
  • Gas heating
  • Hot water services
  • Plumbing gas
  • Plumbing roof
  • Plumbing sanitary & drainage
  • Pool maintenance
  • TV Antennas
  • Carpentry
  • Building
  • Fencing
  • Garage doors
  • Glazing
  • Locksmiths
  • Pest control
  • Screens
  • Ceramic tiling
  • Roof tiling

Valuation contractors

DHA regularly engages independent valuers to undertake valuations for properties under management or being considered for management by DHA. The independent valuers engaged are active financial members of the Australian Property Institute in the state or territory in which the property is located. 


DHA has an established panel of professional photographers who are regularly engaged to take internal and external photos for all properties delivered to the portfolio, this includes those properties listed for sale on the Sale and Leaseback program and for existing stock as and when required.