The Tenants Help Line is a free and confidential information and basic advice service.
03 9416 2577
For information about the standards you agree to when using our services, see our client service charter.
We help tenants and residents renting residential accommodation in Victoria.
We don’t help landlords, owners or agents. Landlords can call Consumer Affairs Victoria for advice on 1300 55 81 81.
On the tenants help line we can provide information and basic advice about problems with landlords, owners and agents and some tenancy issues related to family violence.
We don’t provide advice on problems between tenants except in cases of family violence or serious threats to personal safety.
We don’t provide advice on problems between neighbours.
See Neighbours, the law and you (Victoria Legal Aid website) or contact your local council (vic.gov website).
If you need legal advice you can contact your local community legal centre (FCLC website).
We try to keep our calls as short as possible but with enough time to respond properly to your enquiry. Generally, calls take about 5-10 minutes. Our advisers can only provide information and basic advice by phone. If your tenancy problem is complex then we may make an appointment time for you to see us.
If you need to see someone in person you can visit your local tenancy service.
There is a high demand for our phone service and we may not be able to answer your call immediately. Your call may be placed in a queue and will be answered as quickly as possible but please note that hold times during busy periods are often 20 minutes or more. If you hear the engaged signal this means that the queues are full and you can try again later. Your patience is appreciated.
Your question may already be answered on our website. You can find general legal information on many common tenancy topics as well as fact sheets and step-by-step guides at: advice.
Or you can email Tenancy Legal Referral for a same-day reply and up to 30 minutes of legal advice for $99. TLR is closed until February 2019.
Make sure you have checked the opening and closing times and have the following items handy:
|Monday||9.00 am to 4.00 pm|
|Tuesday||9.00 am to 4.00 pm|
|Wednesday||9.00 am to 4.00 pm|
|Thursday||9.00 am to 4.00 pm|
|Friday||9.00 am to 4.00 pm|
Closed weekends and public holidays