The ballot

Competition for our homes can be fierce during peak holiday seasons. To give everyone a chance to have the holiday they want, we operate a ballot system to allocate certain homes during these busy periods.


The ballot is not only fair, it's also the best way to ensure you get the location you want. Homes in the most popular spots are very sought after, so it's better to enter the ballot for these periods rather than hoping the home you want will be available after the ballot. Remember to enter as many options as possible for the greatest chance of success in the ballot.


Ballots occur over the school holiday periods shown in the Ballot Schedule below. We usually draw the ballot a couple of months prior to each school holiday period. Remember that the ballot closes at 5.00pm on the closing dates as listed below.

Ballot dates

Ballot closing date Tenancy periods
Ballot closed on 24 September 2018 
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018  Christmas Day
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019  New Year's Day
5 Jan 2019 - 12 Jan 2019 
12 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019 
19 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019 
Ballot closes on 11 February 2019  Enter a ballot request
13 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019  Good Friday
20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019  Easter Monday
Ballot closes on 6 May 2019  Enter a ballot request
6 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019 
13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019 
Ballot closes on 29 July 2019  Enter a ballot request
28 Sep 2019 - 5 Oct 2019 
5 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019 
Ballot closes on 2 September 2019  Enter a ballot request
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019  Christmas Day
28 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020  New Year's Day
4 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020 
11 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020 
18 Jan 2020 - 25 Jan 2020 
Ballot closes on 10 February 2020  Enter a ballot request
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020  Easter Monday
18 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020 
Ballot closes on 4 May 2020  Enter a ballot request
4 Jul 2020 - 11 Jul 2020 
11 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020 
Ballot closes on 27 July 2020  Enter a ballot request
26 Sep 2020 - 3 Oct 2020 
3 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020 
Ballot closes on 7 September 2020  Enter a ballot request
19 Dec 2020 - 26 Dec 2020  Christmas Day
26 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021  Boxing Day
2 Jan 2021 - 9 Jan 2021 
9 Jan 2021 - 16 Jan 2021 
16 Jan 2021 - 23 Jan 2021 
23 Jan 2021 - 30 Jan 2021