Your Rent

RENT AND TENANCY CHARGES

As a tenant you have the following rights:

  • To have your rent and tenancy charges assessed and determined in a fair and transparent manner in accordance with Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation Rent Charge, Water Charge and Tenancy Charges Policy.
  • To have your rent reassessed when there are changes to your household or income.
  • To be advised in writing of any tenancy charges and or cost you may be liable for.
  • To be able to appeal tenancy charges and tenant repair cost.
    To be advised of any changes to policies or procedures that relate to tenancy charges.
  • To be provide with a rent and water ledger every 3 months.

As a tenant you are responsible for:

  • Paying your rent and water charges on time in accordance with our tenancy agreement
  • Advising Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation staff of any changes to your household or household income within 28 days of the change occurring.
  • To provide request document in order for your rental subsidy to be assessed correctly.
  • To apply for Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
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PAYING RENT AND WATER CHARGES

Ways to pay your rent:

  • Direct Debit
  • Centrepay Deduction.

PAYING BOND CHARGES

All tenants will be charged bond. Bond is charged at the market rent value not the subsidies rent for Affordable Housing Tenants. Bond is 4 weeks market rent.

Social Housing Tenants of Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation are charges bond on all properties managed. Bond is charged at the amount of 4 weeks rent (that is, the amount of rent you agreed to pay at the start of the tenancy.

Tenants of Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation are given 3 months to pay the bond off. Once the bond is paid in full it will be lodged with NSW Rental Bond Board. Failure to pay your bond off in the required timeframe could result in your tenancy being terminated.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help or to speak with your Housing Officer everyone goes through hard times. We are here to help and support our tenants in sustaining their tenancies.

HOW RENT IS CALCULATED

Clients residing in social housing are eligible to apply for a rent subsidy.

Rent is calculated based on the weekly total household income and 100 percent of Commonwealth Rent Assistance received, however rent charged must not exceed market rent.

The below table outlines how rent is calculated based on household income for social housing tenants only.

Assessment Rate  Tenant/Other Household Member 
25-30%  The tenant, their spouse or live-in partner, irrespective of their age All other persons living in the household who are aged 21 years or over 
15% People living in the household aged 18 to 20 years inclusive who are not the tenants, their spouse or live-in partner 
15% Family Tax Benefit Part A & B which are not taken through the taxation system (excluding FTB Energy Supplements) 
Nil  Persons living in the household aged under 18 years who are not the tenant, their spouse or live in partner are not assessed for rent-setting purposes 
100% Commonwealth Rent Assistance 

MANAGING ARREARS

Tenants are responsible for paying their rent on time, should you have any difficulties in paying your rent please contact your Housing Officer as soon as possible so they can assist you in resolving the matter.

Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation has a range of support services and links to agencies that may be able to assist you. Please refer to our Hardship Policy and FACTSHEET. 

Category

Time

Reminder Notice

Category 1

1 to 6 days

in arrears

A first reminder letter will be sent, phone call, SMS or email.

Category 2

7 to 14 days

in arrears

A second reminder letter will be sent and a home visit will be conducted. Phone call, SMS or email.

Category 3

15 days or more

in arrears

If no contact is made from the tenant and a payment plan has not been entered into. A Notice of Termination will be issued.

Category 4

30 days or more

in arrears

 An application with the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal may be lodged.  A formal order will be requested for the arrears and rent to be paid. 

COMPLAINTS & APPEALS

LODGING COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS

Complaints and Appeals Form

As a tenant you have the right to:

  • Be provided with information on how to make a complaint, appeal and comment about the services you receive from Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation.
  • To complain about the services you receive without being penalized or disadvantage.
  • To have your complaint, appeal or comment investigated fairly, confidentially and have to the appropriate step and actions taken to resolve your concerns.

LODGING A COMPLAINT

Clients are encourage to first speak with their Housing Officer if an issues arise. All complaints received are actioned within 30 working days of receipt unless otherwise advised by your Housing Officer.

To lodge a complaint with Tharawal Aboriginal Housing Corporation you will need to do one of the following;

  • Complete the complaints form (located on our website or local office)
  • In writing or via email
  • Via phone

LODGING AN APPEAL

All appeals need to be lodged in writing by completing the Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation Appeals Form which is located on the website or can be collected from the office. Not all issues can be appealed refer to our Appeals Policy for more information.

When lodging an appeal you are encourage to lodge any supporting evidence you may have. All appeals are addressed within 28 days of receipt. If for some reason your appeal will take longer to process you will be advised by a Housing Officer.

Complaints and Appeals Contact Form

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Contact Numbers

THARAWAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
FAX Number02 4627 8066
PO Box 290 Campbelltown, NSW 2560 

THARAWAL DENTAL CLINIC

Demountable 2 - 187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9400

THARAWAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9430

THARAWAL BRIGHTER FUTURES

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0400

OORUNGA WANDARRAH MACS CENTRE

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0298

WARANWARIN THARAWAL CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE

105 Townson Avenue, Minto NSW 256602 9820 7447

WARANWARIN FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM

105 Townson Avenue, Minto 256602 9820 7447

THARAWAL HOUSING OFFICE

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
Emailhousing@tacams.com.au
Hours of Operation

Tharawal AMS

Monday - Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Community & Administration

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Oorunga Wandarrah MACS Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Child & Early Learning Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-6.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Family Support Program

Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Tharawal Housing Office

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED
Important Information:Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are currently undertaking precautionary measures to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our clinics and offices are temporarily closed to walk-in appointments.

 

For GP & Health related services

Please call us to book an appointment or to speak to a team member about the latest restrictions on: 02 4628 4837

 

For all emergencies please contact 000

You can also call the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 to speak with a registered nurse.

 

For more detailed information about COVID-19 visit the Department of Health website.

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