Family violence is a prevalent and devastating issue affecting the Western Australian community. WA’s laws are changing to provide better support to tenants who are at risk of, or experiencing family and domestic violence.
Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act that came into effect in April 2019 provide more options and flexibility for tenants through a number of practical measures, including:
Consumer Protection WA is implementing these changes and provides a range of information and resources for tenants and landlords at www.safetenancy.wa.gov.au.
The Department of Communities has an important role to play in supporting Safe Tenancy as WA’s lead agency for family and domestic violence and a housing provider for government employees, public housing tenants and people living in an Aboriginal community.
If you are a tenant in public housing, government employee housing or Aboriginal housing, please visit please visit www.communities.wa.gov.au/safetenancy or contact your regional service provider or housing office for more information.
If you are experiencing family and domestic violence please click here for information about support services. In an emergency call 000.
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