These resources are provided by Circle Green Community Legal (formally Tenancy WA) 

The COVID-19 Act only applies during the emergency period, which is 30 March 2020 to 28 March 2021.

New laws were introduced to assist Western Australian tenants who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 response.

The COVID-19 Act provides for a number of protections for tenants, including a moratorium on evictions, a ban on rent increases and extension of fixed-term leases, and how to create a rent repayment agreement. 

Tenancy WA has created some resources to help tenants understand these changes.  


After 28 March 2021 the ordinary tenancy laws will apply again. 

COVID-19 and renting – information for tenants

Information for tenants for after the emergency period ends

On this page, you will find resources to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant after the end of the emergency period.

Fact Sheets:

Rent Increases After the COVID-19 Emergency Period
This fact sheet contains general information about how rents can be increased after the emergency period.

The Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme
This fact sheet explains how the residential rent relief grant scheme could benefit you.
For more information about the scheme and to apply for the grant go to Consumer Protection – Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme

Termination by the Lessor
This fact sheet answers common questions to help you understand your rights if your lessor terminates your rental agreement.

Negotiating with your Lessor
This fact sheet contains general information about negotiating with your lessor. It includes information to help you prepare for the end of the emergency period.

Please note – these resources only contain general information.  They are not legal advice and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal advice.

For specific information from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) on renting after the emergency period ends click here


Unable to find an answer?

Please go to the Circle Green GET HELP page to request legal advice about your tenancy matter, or call (08) 6148-3636, or for country callers 1800 621 888

Further resources are available here.

You can also contact one of the community legal centres below to assist you with your tenancy issue:

Metropolitan CLCs

 Regional CLCs