Welcome to Tenancy WA

Protecting the right to housing for all tenants through advocacy, advice and education

Tenancy WA helps people who rent their home to resolve their tenancy problems.

Our role is to advise, support and educate people so they are able to resolve any rental issues and better understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

We are here to help you with your tenancy problem if you:

  • rent a private home;
  • live in public housing;
  • live in community housing;
  • rent a caravan or a unit in a residential park;
  • are boarding in a lodging house or a private home.

If you work in tenancy advice or community services anywhere in WA, we offer a range of support services especially designed to assist you to help your clients.

We also look for long term solutions for renters in WA by getting involved in law and policy reform.


Latest News
Tenancy WA congratulates the government on leading law reform to prevent homelessness for victims of domestic violence

Tenancy WA is the community legal centre for tenants, and for the last four years has called for protection for victims of domestic violence victims in the Residential Tenancies Act.

“For some years now WA has been the only state without domestic violence protections in our rental laws. This means victims of family violence could not leave a tenancy on just terms, or create a safe tenancy by removing a perpetrator from a tenancy agreement, said Kate Davis, Principal Solicitor.


Landlords & Commercial Tenants

Tenancy WA does not offer advice or support to landlords or commercial tenants.

  • If you are a residential landlord contact the Department of Commerce on 1300 30 40 54
  • If you are a commercial landlord or tenant contact the Small Business Development Corporation on 131 249