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
Half of Australians who rent live in homes that need repairs: New report

A new report released by leading consumer, housing, and tenancy groups (CHOICE, National Shelter and the National Association of Tenant Organisations) show that Australians who rent are living in fear of eviction and rent rises.

CEO Shelter WA, Ms Michelle Mackenzie said, “This Report illustrates the impact on people who live in rental properties that are not safe and not secure due to short term lease arrangements.

The report, ‘DISRUPTED: The consumer experience of renting in Australia’ surveyed Australians who rent and found:


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