Useful links – housing organisations, legal services, government
This page has links to various organisations which may be useful for NSW renters and supporters.
- Housing peak organisations
Community Housing Federation Australia
National peak association of community housing providers.
Community Housing Industry Association
Peak industry body for not-for-profit managers and developers of low-cost housing in NSW.
National peak body working to prevent and respond to homelessness.
Peak organisation aiming to improve housing access and affordability for people on low incomes.
New South Wales
Peak body advocating for tenants on low incomes, especially those living in public and community housing.
- Legal services
Community Legal Centres NSW
Community legal centres give free and confidential legal help to people in need. The website findlegalhelp.clcnsw.org.au connects people with appropriate legal centres.
Find Legal Answers
Free legal information portal run by the State Library of NSW.
Phone: 1300 888 529
A free government telephone service providing legal information, advice and referrals for people with legal problems in NSW.
Law Society of NSW
Connects the public with the legal profession and facilitates understanding of the law.
Legal Aid NSW
Provides a range of legal services to people who need advice, assistance and representation, and who qualify for legal aid.
Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services
The Tenants' Union of NSW is part of the Network of Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services – specialists in residential tenancies law.
Department of Social Services
Manages programs and services around housing and homelessness.
Aboriginal Housing Office
Plans, administers and expands the policies, program and asset base for Aboriginal housing in NSW.
Community Justice Centres
Free mediation services for disputes (such as neighbour disputes).
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Resolves disputes between tenants and landlords.
See also Factsheet 11: NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)
Online portal to law and justice agencies and services in NSW.
Manages public housing, provides housing services and develops housing policy.
Housing Appeals Committee
Independent agency that can review decisions of social housing providers.
NSW Fair Trading
Administers rental bonds and informs landlords and tenants about rights and responsibilities.
Rental Bonds Online
Online portal for tenants, agents and landlords to lodge and claim bond money.