South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 4628 1678

1800 631 993

Hours:

Mon:

9am - 1pm

Tue:

9am - 1pm

Wed:

9am - 1pm

Thu:

9am - 1pm

Fri:

9am - 1pm

 

ABOUT

South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS) provides advice to tenants, duty advocacy in the Tribunal, and community education to frontline workers as well as tenants. Also, as appropriate, SWSTAAS provides advocacy referral, and representation in the Tribunal – conciliation and/or formal hearing. We also engage in systemic advocacy work and participate in policy and law reform work concerning housing law in general.

SWSTAAS is a program of Macarthur Legal Centre.

NEWS

Wed, 06/12/2023 - 13:22

Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with clients, renters' rights and knowledge, and our own skills. Over 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW gathered to learn and connect. The conference is organised by the Tenants' Union of NSW, and this was the largest face-to-face conference we have ever delivered.
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Mon, 05/12/2022 - 12:59

Standing Strong – Tenant Advocates Conference

In November 2022 almost 100 Tenant Advocates and guests gathered on Yuin Country for our Annual Conference. The theme of the conference this year was "Standing Strong" – in reference to the work Tenant Advocates do supporting tenants, especially through tough times like the last few years. 
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Tue, 09/11/2021 - 12:28

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference

In October 2021, around 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW came together online for our annual Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Conference, under the theme 'Forging Ahead'. It was a great opportunity for Tenant Advocates to hear from each other about the issues faced by different renters, and to learn, discuss and innovate in our practice. A main focus of the Conference this year was the huge challenges faced by renters due to COVID and the ongoing housing crisis, as well as how we can forge ahead and continue to improve.
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23/02/2024

Email decision makers now

We know that NSW Government decision-makers are currently considering their approach to rental reforms to end no grounds evictions. Can you email them right now to let them know how important it…
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22/02/2024

Ending no grounds evictions for all NSW renters: briefings

These briefings - one long, one short - have been prepared by the Tenants’ Union of NSW for NSW Members of Parliament to help inform their decision making regarding reforms to introduce…
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22/02/2024

Survey: No grounds evictions & renting in NSW

Have you been evicted for no grounds? Do you worry about being evicted for 'no grounds'?

We want to hear from NSW renters who have faced a ‘no grounds’ eviction or have…
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29/01/2024

Briefing: Ending 'no grounds' evictions in NSW

This short briefing was prepared but the Tenants’ Union of NSW in January 2024 for NSW Members of Parliament. All renters should be provided with a valid reason for ending a tenancy. Landlords…
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22/12/2023

Rent Tracker Research Project

The Tenants' Union Rent Tracker Research Project aims to give tenants, researchers, journalists, and others a clear way to understand rent movements in NSW. Our tools use data published by…
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19/12/2023

Population change and rents

Dashboard examining the relationship between population change, including migration patterns, real rents and vacancy rates
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06/12/2023

Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with…
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05/12/2023

Tenants' Union supports 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action'

The Tenants' Union of NSW supports the upcoming event, 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action.' It's inspiring to see renters across Australia getting together to…
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28/11/2023

Tenants' Union Annual Report 2022-23

It has been another truly challenging year for renters across NSW, as well as their advocates and supporters. We have seen unprecedented rent increases leading to mounting pressure on so many…
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28/11/2023

Outasite – land lease communities magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published issue 10 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities. It will be delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW over the next…
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28/11/2023

Victory! Boggabri resident wins 9 year battle for repairs

Boggabri Caravan Park is a residential land lease community consisting of 15 sites and some powered camping sites, located on Laidlaw Street in Boggabri. The local council, the Narrabri Shire…
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28/11/2023

After the floods: What have we learned and what is needed to protect residents from further flooding disasters

Many residential land lease communities are located close to rivers and coastal areas of NSW and have been severely impacted by the major flooding events we have seen in NSW over the past couple…
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