top of page

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 the Program, private tenants must be:
  • living in WA

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

  • in rental stress.

To speak to someone about the WA Rent Relief Program, call the

Emergency Relief Food Access Service on 1800 979 777

between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday
and select Option 3 to speak to the Rent Relief Triage Team.


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

bottom of page