We provide advice and advocacy to Aboriginal people who are experiencing issues with their tenancy in social, community, or private housing.
Auspiced by Aboriginal Legal Service, the Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (WATAAS) provides its services to Aboriginal renters across Western NSW.
Our services include providing telephone advice, letters of support, mediation with housing providers, and advocacy at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) on your behalf.
We can also assist with Housing Appeals Committee applications, attend meetings and negotiate with your landlord (including Housing NSW), and follow up on any of your housing repairs issues on your behalf.
If you prefer, we can meet with you face-to-face to help with the challenges you are facing with your tenancy. This is subject to availability and restrictions.
The WATAAS offers further assistance through community education, duty advocacy, and by helping its clients find the support they need for issues outside of tenancy.
We connect with our clients through open, culturally sensitive conversations to ensure they feel comfortable.
As a purpose-built support service, the Indigenous culture is at the core of who we are.
We believe honest conversation accelerates problem-solving.
Our genuine team is committed to finding the best outcome for our clients.
Western NSW (WATAAS)
Aboriginal Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services
We’re ready to assist you with all kinds of tenancy related problems. Simply fill out the form below to get in touch with us.
Please note that individual Aboriginal Tenant Services may have different conditions of services.