Residential rental relief scheme Victoria Park WAThe State Government is making available $30 million for grants of up to $2,000 for Western Australian private residential tenants who lost their jobs on or after 20 March 2020 and are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This page contains everything you need to know about the rent relief grant and how to apply.

You are eligible for the grant if –

  • You are a tenant or sub-tenant
  • You are a permanent resident, Australian citizen, or have a temporary or permanent protection visa or bridging visa
  • You live in a private residential property, rooming house or residential park
  • You have, or shortly will have, lodged a tenancy bond with the Bond Administrator
  • You are in ‘financial hardship’
  • meaning

    • You lost your job on or after 20 March 2020 due to COVID-19
    • You have applied for or are receiving Centrelink income support
    • You and all tenants have less than $10,000 of total household savings
    • You and all tenants contribute more than 25 per cent of the total household income (after-tax) towards rent
    • You have agreed to a reduction in rent with your landlord or have engaged in Consumer Protection’s conciliation service

    You are not eligible for the grant if –

    • You are claiming the JobKeeper payment
    • You do not qualify for or have not claimed Centrelink income support
    • You and all tenants have more than $10,000 of total household savings
    • You and all tenants contribute less than 25 per cent of your total household income (after-tax) towards rent
    • You do not have one of the qualifying visas, which includes an international student visa

    If you are not eligible for a grant you can still have a conversation with your landlord to negotiate a reduction in rent.

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