Protect our communities: no evictions during a health crisis.
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Protect our communities: no evictions in a health crisis

Along with 70 other organisations and researchers, the Tenants' Union is calling for Commonwealth, State and Territory governments across Australia to put an immediate stop on evictions during COVID19.

We need to give everyone the breathing space to work out how we will manage this community crisis. We need to share the costs now and during the recovery afterwards.

Things are moving quickly. Please show your support and sign the petiton – which has already gained over 500 signatures in the hours since it was launched.

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No-one should lose their home during this crisis

The COVID19 pandemic is causing massive human and economic harm. Many workers, especially contractors and casual workers, will suffer from lost incomes. Many will fall into rent arrears and be at risk of eviction. People facing eviction are less able to take actions required to minimise transmission of COVID19, particularly where they become homeless, and will become more vulnerable to illness.

An eviction at this time puts great pressure on families and communities in overcrowded homes, crisis accommodation and people sleeping rough.

Take action now

We're asking you to take immediate action to protect our communities and help us stop evictions. Please sign the petition and share it on social media using the hastags #Covid2019Au #NoEvictionsCOVID19
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COVID19 and renting – what tenants need to know

The Tenants' Union has also put together this useful resource for tenants covering the most common questions we are hearing at this time, including:
  • Can my landlord evict me during this crisis?
  • Can my landlord continue holding inspections for sale, including open homes?
  • I have lost income, what can I do?
  • I’m having trouble with other household bills, what can I do?
  • I am supposed to be at Tribunal, should I still go? What will happen to my case?
  • I'm an international student and I'm affected by the travel ban. What can I do?
  • I’m ok but I want to help my community. How can I do that?
If you need tenancy advice, contact your local Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service. Please note that a number of offices are closed, including the Tenants' Union office, however staff are working remotely to maintain services. Phone or online contact is best.
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