If a dispute or issue arises in connection with your tenancy, Aboriginal Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service (ATAAS) can ensure that it is dealt with fairly, in accordance with your legal rights and responsibilities.
ATAAS provides information, advice, advocacy and representation services for Aboriginal tenants in NSW:
- For a hearing with the Consumer Traders Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) ATAAS can assist in preparing a tenant's case and may also offer to represent them at the hearing.
- In Disputes with landlords ATAAS can negotiate on a tenant's behalf to resolve the issue.
ATAAS provides community education to service providers and other organisations on tenancy issues, and has offices throughout the state:
Greater Sydney Aboriginal Tenants Service (GSATS)
Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hawkesbury, Macarthur
Northern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service (NATAAS)
Hunter, North Coast, New England
(02) 6643 4426
1800 248 913 (freecall)
Southern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Service – Murra Mia
Illawarra, South Coast, South East, Riverina, Upper and Central Murray
(02) 4472 9363
1800 672 185 (freecall)
Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service (WATAAS)
Central West, North West, Far West
(02) 6882 0969
1800 810 233 (freecall)
Aboriginal Resource Unit – Dtarawarra
Provides additional advocacy support alongside ATAAS.
(02) 9589 1839 (NSW wide)
Further assistance with advocacy and tenancy matters
AHO tenants may also obtain advocacy from the Housing Appeals Committee. Assistance with general housing and tenancy matters is offered by the Aboriginal Housing Office and other organisations.