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Tenants' Union of NSW

Tenants' Union of NSW


Hi guys, we just want to say you do an amazing job for the renting community. Keep it up! Facebook post

2 million people rent in NSW.  And they need someone on their side!

When a renter's fixed term agreement ends they can:

  •  be evicted at any time without being given a reason.
  •  have their rent increased at any time by any amount.

The Tenants' Union of NSW has been defending tenants' rights for over 40 years.

We have achieved major improvements in tenancy law. But there is more to do.

You can help us continue this work by donating.

Our Vision

A society in which people in NSW can access safe, secure and affordable rental housing.

What We Do

  • Inform and educate tenants. The factsheets on our website gets hundreds of thousands of views and downloads every year. Armed with this information tenants can take action for themselves to address illegal and unfair practices by landlords and real estate agents and hold them to their responsibilities under the law.
  • Advocate for reform of laws and policies affecting tenants. We have been influential in getting a better deal in tenant data bases, rent payments, security of premises and protection for marginal tenancies including people in boarding houses.
  • Public interest litigation. We have had success on addressing systemic issues in Commonwealth Rent Assistance for Aboriginal tenants, dramatically reducing compensation payable by private tenants and negotiating successfully to maintain and challenge unjust evictions.
  • Support a network of Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services (TAAS) throughout NSW. The TAASs work with tens of thousands of clients each year, providing advice, support in negotiating with landlords and real estate agents and representation at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Training tenancy advocates in community organisations across NSW so advice to tenants is always close at hand.

'I like to feel safe when renting and it is good to know TU is there!' TU Member

Find Out More

You can get more information about what we do at

For information on your rights as a tenant go to

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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