Australian states and territories have put a six-month moratorium on evictions for both residential and commercial tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. This will prevent landlords from evicting tenants if they are unable to pay rent due to financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any concerns about your accommodation, please contact your accommodation provider or the relevant state government authority:
Australian Capital Territory
Contact the Tenancy Advice Service at Legal Aid ACT on 1300 402 512
1800 QSTUDY (1800 778 839)
24/7 hotline for international students across Queensland
QSTARS is a free independent advice and referral service for all Queensland renters
The Brisbane Student Hub also offers a free information, advice and referral service to international students.
New South Wales
Contact Study NSW funded International Student Legal Service NSW at Redfern Legal Centre.
To make an appointment, call (02) 9698 7645 or make an enquiry online using the free check-in app. Free legal advice is by appointment, usually on a Tuesday evening or a Wednesday evening, either in person, by phone or using video-link up.
Study Melbourne also offers an International Students Accommodation Legal Service, a free, confidential and independent service to help international students with accommodation issues, including those students who remain overseas.
To make a phone appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org. Translation services are also available.