The situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to progress in Western Australia. We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a lot of people under personal and financial stress. In order to assist, a number of changes are being made to rental tenancies. The important things to remember are:

  • you must continue to pay your rent if you can afford to
  • if you are struggling to make rent payments at the moment due to loss of employment or reduced working hours, make contact with your local Department of Communities housing office as soon as you can
  • some evictions have been put on hold, but you are still expected to pay your rent, look after your dwelling and be a good neighbour. Evictions for serious breaches of tenancy agreements can still happen.

The Department of Communities wants to keep you in your home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will keep you and your family safer and help slow the spread of COVID-19.

To help ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, housing inspections have been put on hold. Please continue to report maintenance issues to Housing Direct on 1300 137 677.

For more information, FAQs and updates about the COVID-19 outbreak, please call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or visit: