Mythbusters - Myth 10
You might be allowed to have a pet if you live in an SDA apartment however, this is not a given. Having a pet is subject to approval from your SDA provider and the Strata Committee of your apartment building.
Tenancy rights within SDA (including whether you have the right to have pets) are outlined in the applicable state residential tenancy legislation. Please check your state Residential Tenancies Act for more details about your rights:
Additionally, many SDA housing providers that offer apartments will have their stance on pets on their websites. For example:
Kara currently lives with her parents, and has recently been approved for SDA funding. She has applied for an SDA apartment and has been given an offer of tenancy. Kara has two cats, Starbuck and Apollo. Her SDA provider has given their permission for her cats to move into the apartment with Kara. However, she will need written approval from the body corporate of the building before she can move them in. Kara’s support coordinator assists her to write the application email to the body corporate.
Contact our NDIS Housing Advice Line on 1300 61 64 63 from Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm (AEDT).