The Singleton posting location encompasses the
township of Singleton. Singleton is a semi-rural
township that has grown due to mining, wine-
related industries and the Defence presence.
Finding a property
Finding a rental property can be quite a
competitive process, particularly in January and
February due to the influx of Defence members
posting into the region and the commencement
of the university year.
Affordable rental properties are available
throughout the posting localities, though you may
need to broaden your search area and property
criteria to locate a rental property during times of
heavy rental demand.
You will usually need to inspect a property before
your tenancy application can be accepted. This
means that securing a property prior to your arrival
into location will be quite unlikely.
Real estate agents usually only advertise
properties a few weeks before they become
vacant. Inspections are often ‘open house’ in the
afternoons on week days.
Rental prices will vary dramatically from suburb
to suburb. If you choose to live near the beaches
around Merewether and the cafes of Darby Street
in Newcastle, you will pay significantly more for
this lifestyle choice.
NOTE - Ceiling increases to cover any rent above
the ceiling entitlement is not guaranteed, and must
meet the requirements as set out in the Defence
Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN). You should
check your eligibility before submitting a request.
If posted to Singleton, you must seek rental
properties within the township. If you wish to live
elsewhere, you will need approval from your unit
Commanding Officer/Officer in Command to live
outside the locality.
The following regions are all considered within
the Williamtown posting location for Defence
East Maitland/Ashtonfield: Just 20 minutes from
Newcastle city and 30 minutes from the Pokolbin
region, this area is home to a stunning and vibrant
wine growing community. This area has major
infrastructure with large shopping centres, services