Job opportunity – Solicitor: Aboriginal Support

Published on 26/08/2019

Burralgaa Walaay by Mil
Burralgaa Walaay (Brolga’s Camp/Nest/Home) by Millmullian, commissioned by the Tenants' Union. This painting shows two Brolgas caring for their eggs in a nest that they built together. The Brolgas are celebrating the security and love in which they will nurture their future young. The five concentric circles represent the different locations where the Brolga’s may nest given the right conditions. The red arched lines represent the water and giver of life they need to provide for their young.

Solicitor: Aboriginal Support (Permanent Part-time, 28 hours)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

The Tenants' Union of NSW works towards a society in which people in NSW can access safe, secure and affordable rental housing. We are a Community Legal Centre specialising in housing law and the peak organisation for tenants in NSW.

We use a strategic mix of legal action, education, policy solutions and advocacy to make a difference in the lives of people who rent. In undertaking our work, we help people and communities understand their rights and take action to defend their rights and the rights of others.

You will make a critical difference to housing outcomes for Aboriginal renters in NSW. Your work will involve giving advice, engaging in litigation, undertaking research, assisting in policy development, and providing training to the four front-line Aboriginal Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services in NSW.

You will concentrate on contract and land law. The practice also works in consumer, anti-discrimination, administrative, environmental, and credit and debt law.

You will be part of a supportive team of lawyers and a network of Aboriginal advocates.

Salary range is $84,775 to $96,507 per annum pro rata, plus super, salary packaging and generous conditions.

We are a flexible, family friendly workplace.

Our office is located in Surry Hills, Sydney, close to Central train station. The Officer will also be expected to travel within New South Wales from time to time.



Applications must address the selection criteria and attach a resume.

Please email your application to

Applications close 5pm Friday 20 September 2019.


For further information:

  • Julie Foreman, Executive Officer, Tenants’ Union, 8117 3701
  • Michelle Craig, Aboriginal Resource Unit, 4312 6747