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WA Rent Relief Program

The WA Rent Relief Program is an initiative that aims to keep
Western Australians with private tenancies in their homes.

What the Program offers
  • A one-off payment for rent arrears and future rent.
    Future rent will be paid through a co-contribution model, which requires the tenant to demonstrate their commitment to the tenancy by paying 50 per cent or more of the weekly rent.

  • Rent relief payment made direct to the landlord if an agreement is made to continue the tenancy.

  • Support to negotiate the continuation of the lease agreement with the landlord.

  • Additional social supports and advocacy for those in housing stress.

To qualify for WA Rent Relief Program 
  • private tenant with a lease

  • living in WA

  • behind in their rent putting them at risk of eviction; and

  • in rental stress.

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To apply for WA Rent Relief Program 

 Emergency Relief Food Access Service

between 9.30am and 4.30pm
Monday to Friday

and select Option 3 to speak to
the Rent Relief Triage Team.

1800 979 777 

 Facing Financial Difficulties?

If you are facing financial difficulties, the following agencies can also be contacted


National Debt Helpline:  1800 007 007


Emergency Relief & Food Access Service:  1800 979 777


Vinnies Emergency Assistance and Support: 1300 794 054


WAConnect:        WAConnect - Community Services Directory

WA Rent Relief is a partnership between Anglicare WA and St Vincent De Pauls . 




Proudly  supported by Centercare and RUAH

Funded by Government of Western Australia

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