family violence and your tenancy

    If you live in rental housing and have been affected by family violence (sometimes called domestic violence), see the family violence protection TENANCY KIT ( for information about:

    • Changing the locks
    • Getting an intervention order
    • Staying in the rental property
    • Leaving the rental property
    • Applying to VCAT (including sample applications)
    • Public housing tenants


    Also see the Consumer Affairs Victoria website for information on:
    Changing the rental arrangement in violent situations
    Changing the locks



    The Tenants Union of Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.