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 10 February 2020 
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020  School Hols  Easter Monday
18 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020  School Hols 
Ballot closes on 4 May 2020  Enter a ballot request
4 Jul 2020 - 11 Jul 2020  School Hols 
11 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020  School Hols 
Ballot closes on 6 July 2020  Enter a ballot request
26 Sep 2020 - 3 Oct 2020  School Hols 
3 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020  School Hols 
Ballot closes on 13 July 2020  Enter a ballot request
19 Dec 2020 - 26 Dec 2020  School Hols  Christmas Day
26 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021  School Hols  Boxing Day
2 Jan 2021 - 9 Jan 2021  School Hols  Day After New Year
9 Jan 2021 - 16 Jan 2021  School Hols 
16 Jan 2021 - 23 Jan 2021  School Hols 
23 Jan 2021 - 30 Jan 2021  School Hols  Wellington Anniversary
Ballot closes on 15 February 2021  Enter a ballot request
17 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021  School Hols 
24 Apr 2021 - 1 May 2021  School Hols  ANZAC Day
Ballot closes on 10 May 2021  Enter a ballot request
10 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 2021  School Hols 
17 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021  School Hols 
Ballot closes on 26 July 2021  Enter a ballot request
2 Oct 2021 - 9 Oct 2021  School Hols 
9 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021  School Hols 
Ballot closes on 2 August 2021  Enter a ballot request
18 Dec 2021 - 25 Dec 2021  School Hols 
25 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022  School Hols  Christmas Day
1 Jan 2022 - 8 Jan 2022  School Hols 
8 Jan 2022 - 15 Jan 2022  School Hols 
15 Jan 2022 - 22 Jan 2022  School Hols 
22 Jan 2022 - 29 Jan 2022  School Hols