Meet the Commissioner
Learn about the Commissioner's experience in the housing sector.
Sets out the Commissioner's vision, mission and approach. Download the Commissioner's strategic plan.
About the private rental sector
Lists important government and community agencies in the renting sector. Provides a snapshot of the Victorian rental market.
Lists the key issues raised with the Commissioner during consultations after her appointment.
Victorian renting laws
Defines the main legislation and regulations for the rental sector in Victoria.
Where to get help
The Commissioner cannot provide renting advice for individuals.
Select below the dropdown item best suits your renting problem or situation.
Changes to renting laws
Explains changes to renting laws and terminology, due to the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018.
The law that outlines the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Victoria is called the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. The law is changing in Victoria.
In the media
This section of the website has articles about the rental sector from the mainstream media
Look here if you want to see the latest research about the rental sector in Victoria and Australia
News and updates
Get the latest updates including media articles, consultation opportunities, opinion pieces and other news.
Engaging with stakeholders
The Commissioner and her team will consult widely with renters, advocates and other stakeholders across the private rental sector to identify and act on systemic and community-wide issues.
Strengthening renters' rights
I will expose market practices and regulatory gaps that erode the rights of renters and I will progress opportunities to strengthen renters’ rights
Renters exercising their rights
I will support improved dispute resolution processes and pursue opportunities to better enable renters to exercise their rights
Renters understand their rights
I will pursue opportunities to increase the knowledge and understanding by renters of their rights.