What you need to know about Victoria’s new rental laws

Knowing your rights as a renter can be difficult.

Can you put up hooks to hang pictures? What can you do if your place needs urgent repairs? Can your landlord just give notice to vacate without a reason?

Since 29 March 2021, the answers to these questions have all changed with new rental laws taking effect in Victoria. Over 130 rental reforms were introduced, impacting renters and rental providers with an aim to make the system fairer for all.

Victorian Law Week is making it easy for you to learn how these laws will affect your rights and responsibilities as a renter.

Check out some of the free Victorian Law Week events below that can help you learn about how these laws will impact you as a renter. These free events run from the 17-23 May 2021 and are held online and in-person at locations across Victoria.

Looking to find answers to other legal questions? See our full program of events.