Tenancy - Housing

Sydney Community Forum and Oz International Student Hub are gathering information about the Tenancy and housing support available for International Students in NSW.
Click the links below.


Tenants’ Union of NSW

International students have to deal with a range of challenges when deciding where to live. Their lack of knowledge and experience about renting in Australia can lead to unexpected, negative experiences. If you are concerned about your tenancy, contact the Tenants Advice Line on 1800 251 101 (Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm).

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Renters' Guide to COVID-19 in NSW

The NSW Government has introduced a 60-day eviction ban for tenants who have been recently affected by COVID-19 and the current restrictions.

If your tenancy has been impacted by COVID-19 please check the link below or contact Tenants’ Union of NSW.

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The Share Housing Survival Guide

This guide is designed to provide both practical and legal information for people in share housing in NSW. You can find useful information about moving in/out rules, living in a share house rules and the legal responsibilities when moving to a shared property.

This guide is based on the law applying to residents in New South Wales from June 2016.

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Emergency accommodation

Link 2Home is the information and referral telephone service for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless across NSW. It works in partnership with homelessness services across NSW. They are available 24/7, call them on 1800 152 152.

Rough Edges is a non-government organisation, that has served the homeless and marginalised community in Darlinghurst, creating a space where different communities come together, share a meal and connect with each other.

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The information provided is general information only and is not a substitute for legal or medical advice. If you need support to access any of the services listed above, please contact us. #YouAreNotAlone