Changes were made to renting laws on 29 March. As parts of our website are not updated yet, see how the changes might affect you.

Advice

Find out information in this section to help you with many aspects of renting. All the information in these advice pages have been reviewed by our lawyers.
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New rental laws

The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 changed from 29 March 2021. Read about what the changes mean for renters and how they might affect you before, during and after your tenancy.

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COVID-19 information

With COVID-19 public-health measures in place across Victoria, this page has information about rent relief grants and where to find help.

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Starting your tenancy

Moving into a new home can be exciting but there are lots of things to do. Make sure you have everything you need to start your tenancy smoothly.

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During your tenancy

Learn about your rights at home, who pays the bills, and what you can do about problems with rent payments or increases.

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Ending your tenancy

Moving out can be exciting or stressful, or both! Find out what you need to do when you want to leave, and what your rights are if the landlord wants you to leave.

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Landlord problems

Learn about the steps you can take if you have a dispute with the landlord (rental provider). We cover rental provider breaches and breach notices, going to VCAT, and where you can make a complaint.

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Financial hardship

If you are a private renter experiencing financial hardship, our confidential and free financial counselling service may be able to help you. This page also links to useful help offered by other websites and services.

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Different tenancies

We have lots of information for renters in different tenancies – public housing residents, students, international students, people in share houses and residents in rooming houses and caravan parks.

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