National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics and Planning have formed a partnership to develop and release the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) every six months. https://www.sgsep.com.au/publications/rental-affordability-index
BSWHN Coordinator - the average individual / family on Newstart will vary between $13,000 and $30,000 depending on personal circumstance. Try entering "Household income" at $50,000, any bedroom size, and you can see the challenge people living on Centrelink have in locating rental proproties. I have attached the Centrlink Payment Guide as reference.