Dr Heather Holst is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Residential Tenancies.
The Victorian Government announced the appointment of Dr Holst, and she began her role, on 10 September 2018.
With almost 30 years of experience working in the housing, renting and homelessness sectors, Dr Holst is a strong champion for the rights of Victorian renters and residents of rooming houses, caravan parks and residential parks.
She has worked in Melbourne and regional Victoria in a wide range of roles with community organisations, including Tenants Victoria and Launch Housing. In these roles, Dr Holst designed and operated a range of housing projects, support programs and rough sleeping solutions, and appeared before the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Until 2015, she led Australia’s only not-for-profit real estate agency, HomeGround Real Estate.
"I'll champion the rights of Victorian renters, identify key issues and recommend changes to policies, laws and services."
Dr Heather Holst, Commissioner for Residential Tenancies