COVID-19 and Renting

Do I have to pay back missed rent payments to my landlord?

As a tenant, you are responsible for any rent payable under your residential tenancy agreement, unless you and your landlord agree otherwise.

ACT extends its eviction moratorium for renters to January 2021

The ACT Government has announced an extension to its eviction moratorium for renters to 31 January 2021.

COVID-19 rental relief: Victoria’s eviction moratorium extended to 2021

The Victorian Government will extend a ban on evictions for non-payment of rent and rental increases until the end of the year, providing much-needed relief for COVID-19 affected tenants.

How do I apply for the $3,000 Rental Relief Grant?

The Rental Relief Grant is a one-off payment for residential tenants who have reached a rent reduction agreement with their landlord.

How do I qualify and apply for the land tax discount in Victoria?

The land tax discount has doubled from 25 to 50% for eligible landlords, under new measures announced by the Victorian Government.

Rental hardship: What protection is available for Victorian renters?

Renting in Victoria? If you're suffering from financial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are laws in place to protect you.

The COVID-19 relief packages for tenants across the states and territories

No matter where you live right now, if you’re a tenant experiencing financial trouble due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, you are urged to start the conversation with your landlord/property manager and negotiate a rent reduction.

Your tenancy and the COVID-19 emergency period

The current emergency period is 30 March 2020 to 29 September 2020, but may be revised to earlier or later dates, depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

340,000 Melburnians have little or no parkland within 5km of their home

Under the stage 4 restrictions enforced throughout metropolitan Melbourne, residents can exercise for one hour each day, within five kilometres of their home.

How do I provide proof of financial hardship?

Australia's current moratorium on evictions is for renters who are unable to pay their rent because of financial distress due to COVID-19.

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