About our work

The Tenants' Union of NSW is the main resourcing body for Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services (TAASs) and a community legal centre specialising in NSW residential tenancies law.

We are an independent, secular not-for-profit membership-based co-operative under the Co-operatives (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012 (NSW). You can read our rules of incorporation here.

The Tenants' Union works to promote the interests of Aboriginal tenants; boarders, lodgers and other marginal tenants; private rental tenants; public and community housing tenants; and land lease community (residential parks) residents.

Vision

A society in which people in NSW can access safe, secure and affordable rental housing.

Mission

We aim to make a positive difference to the lives of residential tenants in NSW, and particularly tenants who are economically and socially disadvantaged.

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan, developed through consultation with the Board, staff, and volunteers of Tenants' Union and significant stakeholders, is our commitment to continue making a positive difference to the lives of residential tenants in NSW.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Tenants' Union has a Reconciliation Action Plan which aims to ensure that reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is built into all aspects of our work.

Accreditation

The Tenants' Union is accredited by Community Legal Centres Australia (formerly NACLC), is a member of the National Association of Tenants Organisations, and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

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Partnerships

The Tenants' Union is proud to have a partnership with Ngalaya – the peak body for First Nations lawyers and law students in NSW. We collaborate on a number of projects. The Tenants' Union offers Ngalaya members tenancy law training at no cost, and facilitates access to the Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Services Network. Ngalya assists the Tenants' Union with recruitment of Aboriginal staff and facilitates ongoing mentoring and support for the Tenants' Union Paralegal (Aboriginal) position.

The Tenants' Union is also very pleased to be working with People With Disability Australia (PWDA) – PWDA is a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability. The Tenants' Union supports PWDA's Disability Housing Advocacy Service by providing legal support and advice, training, referrals and resources, in relation to tenancy law. PWDA's Disabiltiy Housing Information Line can be contacted at: 1800 843 929 or housinginfo@pwd.org.au

 

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