Rental resources

You can access a range of print publications to help you understand your tenancy rights and responsibilities at any of these on-campus offices:

La Trobe Student Association also provide a tenancy advisory and advocacy service through the La Trobe Student Association Legal Service. You can see a lawyer from the Legal Service for free to get advice and help with your specific rental situation. Contact the La Trobe Student Association Legal Service on either 03 9479 6503 (for Metro students) or 03 5444 7354 (for Regional students).

External assistance

Rental publications

Government support

  • Rent assistance provides financial help if you are paying rent and receiving a Centrelink payment. Open to Australian residents. Eligibility criteria apply.
  • Utility relief scheme offers support if you find that you are unable to pay utility bills due to a temporary financial crisis. Open to Australian residents, eligibility criteria apply.
  • You may be able to borrow money through a Bond Loan Scheme if you are on a low income and can't afford to pay the bond for a rental property. Eligibility criteria apply.
  • The Housing Establishment Fund may be able to help you if who are homeless or in a housing crisis. Eligibility criteria apply. For advice on HEF phone 1800 825 955.
  • MoneyHelp is supported by the Victoria and Australian Governments and offers help if you are struggling with bills, debt and ongoing expenses.


The content on our website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor to constitute legal advice. You should always obtain legal or other professional advice, appropriate to your own circumstances, before acting or relying on any of that content. Your use of this website, and your reliance on its content, is entirely at your own risk.

Information in other languages