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 25 September 2017 
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017  Christmas Day
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018 
6 Jan 2018 - 13 Jan 2018 
13 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018 
20 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018  Wellington Anniversary
Ballot closes on 21 February 2018  Enter a ballot request
14 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018 
21 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018  ANZAC Day
Ballot closes on 23 May 2018  Enter a ballot request
7 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018 
14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018 
Ballot closes on 27 July 2018  Enter a ballot request
29 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018 
6 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018 
Ballot closes on 26 September 2018  Enter a ballot request
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