Domestic and family violence

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Temporary COVID-19 measures for residential tenancies expired on 30 April 2022. Read more

On 20 October 2021, the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) was amended to provide options for people experiencing domestic and family violence who need to leave a tenancy.

These arrangements are similar to those previously in place as temporary regulatory measures that formed part of the COVID-19 pandemic response. 

These changes, coupled with existing protections in the Act, support tenants experiencing domestic and family violence to end a tenancy quickly, or if they choose, to remain in the rental premises safely. 

A person who experiences domestic and family violence in a rental property has rights under the Act, even if they are not named on the tenancy agreement.

Learn more by reading our factsheet provided above. 

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