Information for Renters
Notice of Intention to Vacate
It is your responsibility as a renter to give WPI notice that you wish to vacate. If you are intending to vacate your property, please complete this form and email it to [email protected] or mail it to
Women’s Property Initiatives
PO Box 18014
Collins Street East VIC 8003
One of our staff members will contact you within 24 hours to confirm we have received the Notice of Your Intention to Vacate. The end of your tenancy will be effective 28 days from the date that we receive your form. WPI will consider in special circumstances, requests to end the tenancy earlier than the required 28 days. Please contact us directly on 9664 7800 to discuss.
Legal Assistance and Social Work Support
The Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project is a service available to women from 8 April 2014 that offers both legal assistance and intensive social work support to sustain and strengthen women tenancies.
If you are at risk of losing your tenancy and becoming homeless the outreach clinic operates weekly and offers free legal advice and access to a social worker.
If you’re in need of some advice about how to manage your money or just need a chat with someone about financial matters, dealing with debt or budgeting better, then speaking to a Financial Counsellor is a great place to start.
We’ve compiled a directory of organisations across Victoria who will be able to help you with this, normally free of charge.
- National Debt Helpline Phone 1800 007 007 or Find out more (link http://www.ndh.org.au)
- Salvation Army Moneycare Contact can be made online or by calling your local Salvation Army office and requesting a call back from the MoneyCare team.
- North East Financial Counselling Program at Kildonan Uniting Care Phone 1800 002 992
A Renter’s Guide is a publication produced by Consumer Affairs Victoria. It summarises the rights and duties of a rental provider and a renter under a tenancy agreement. It is a great resource to refer to as a starting point if you ever have questions about your tenancy.
The Renters Guide to Sustainable Living provides tips on how to make inexpensive changes to your home to make it more comfortable, save money and reduce your environmental impact.
Brighter Futures Grants
WPI has established a small grants program with funding from some generous supporters to assist renters and their children to acquire skills, education and training.
This means that you will be able to apply for small grants (from $50 – $200) for educational purposes (both children and adults). These grants are open to all WPI tenants and can cover training courses, educational support materials, school uniforms and shoes, textbooks, backpacks, electronic devices, home Wi-Fi, extra curricula activities, school excursions and camps (post Covid-19 restrictions), and home tutoring via electronic devices.
Use the button below to access the automated application form or email [email protected] for a printed copy.