Western Sydney Tenants' Service (WESTS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 8833 0933

Hours:

Mon:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Tue:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Wed:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Thu:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Fri:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

ABOUT

WESTS provides free tenancy advice, referrals, and advocacy for residential tenants at the Tribunal. Our services are focused on but not limited to tenants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; who are low-income earners; living in social housing; who suffer isolation; and/or who have disabilities. Our services are available to renters living in Western Sydney. Please note, we do not offer advice on tenancy issues to landlords or real estate agents, or strata advice.

Please call us on (02) 8833 0933 or send us an email to tenancy[at]wsclc.org.au, or press “Contact Online” to fill out an online form about your enquiry. We will endeavour to call you within 2-3 business days to discuss your matter and provide advice or general information sessions as required.

Book an appointment to see our team at the Parramatta Office, Monday to Fridays: Suite 202, 107 Phillip Street Parramatta NSW 2150. Or Drop-In to our Penrith Outreach, Tuesday to Thursdays: 688 High Street Penrith NSW 2750 (appointments are preferable).

WESTS is a program of the Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC).

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NEWS

Tenant Advocates working together to support renters

Tenant Advocates at the TAAS Network Meeting
Last week, Tenant Advocates came together for the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services (TAAS) Network meeting. Around 60 Advocates participated in the meeting over two days, representing almost all TAASs from across New South Wales.
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Make Renting Fair gains momentum

Make Renting Fair campaigners and supporters in Redfern
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Make Renting Fair – community support growing

Make Renting Fair
Make Renting Fair is a new community campaign to end unfair evictions. Bringing together a strong coalition of local community organisations, unions, and faith based organisations, the Tenants Union of NSW and Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services are calling on the NSW State Government to make renting fair, and ensure renters in New South Wales are protected against unfair evictions.
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Sometimes you need help to get on the right track

Raymond Morris with WESTS coordinator Franya Repolusk
Raymond Morris is a public housing tenant who's very active in his community – he's mentored and supported hundreds of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Last year, Raymond put up a carport at his place to secure his car. However Housing NSW informed him that is was an illegal structure, ordered him to take it down, and also served him with an eviction notice. So Raymond got advice from the Western Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS) and went to the Tribunal.
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