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About the Tenants' Union of NSW

The Tenants’ Union of NSW has been helping tenants since 1976.

The Tenants’ Union is the State’s peak non-government organisation for tenants, including private rental tenants, social housing tenants and marginal renters. We were instrumental in the law reform processes that created the Residential Tenancies Act 1987, the Residential Parks Act 1998 and the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, and in the establishment of the state-wide network of Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services (TAASs). Each of these things has improved the position of tenants in New South Wales, but there is still more to do.

We continue to work for tenants as a specialist community legal centre with our own legal practice in residential tenancies law; as the primary resource agency for the TAASs; and as the recognised voice of tenants’ interests in public debate.

You can keep up with what the Tenants’ Union is doing for tenants through our website and our blog, The Brown Couch and our newsletter, Tenant News.

You can help our work by becoming a member of the Tenants’ Union, learning more about tenancy issues, discussing issues with other tenants, and writing to your Members of Parliament and to the media in support of improving tenants’ rights.

Tenants’ Union of NSW
201/55 Holt Street
Surry hills NSW 2010
02 8117 3700