Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

https://rlc.org.au/contact

Please use the online form.

Hours:

Mon:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Tue:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Wed:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Thu:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Fri:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

ABOUT

COVID-19 service update: Tenant Advocates are working remotely to keep our advice service operating. Please use our online contact form during this time.

The Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS) provides free, confidential legal information, advice and advocacy to tenants living in public and private residential housing. If a Tenant Advocate is not available when you call, we will take a message and an Advocate will call you back as soon as possible. Our services are available to renters in the City of Sydney, Botany Bay & Leichhardt local government areas.

ISTAAS is a program of Redfern Legal Centre.

Please contact us online at rlc.org.au/contact

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