Note: tenancy law changed on 23 March 2020. Our factsheets are up to date, but other resources are still under review.
These factsheets are the best place to start:
See also the Boarders and Lodgers Key Topic page, the Share Housing factsheet or the full list of factsheets.
The Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service at Redfern Legal Centre produces the Boarding Houses and the Law guide which explains the ins and outs of the Boarding Houses Act 2012, as well as other laws that can apply to boarding houses:
Occupancy principles poster
At the back of The NSW Boarding Houses Act 2012 (in Schedule One) is a list of occupancy principles applicable to all registrable boarding houses in NSW. If you live in a boarding house and you do not have a residential tenancy agreement then these 12 principles set out your basic entitlements as a resident:
Brochure, poster and small card
This brochure, poster, and card summarise boarding house residents' rights; they were made in collaboration with Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and a group of inner west boarding house residents: