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We want to hear about your renting experience in South Australia.

What is being decided?

We know that people can find it hard to enter and maintain private rental tenancies. This can be due to a range of factors such as low incomes, discrimination, or difficulty with the application process.

We know that one in three people rent their home in South Australia, including half of the state’s low-income households. The large majority of those low-income households pay such a large portion of their income towards rent that they struggle to meet other costs of living.

We believe everyone should have access to affordable housing. That’s why we are getting Government, community organisations, and real estate agents in the same room, working together on this issue. We all want to understand the challenges people face, so we can look at options for addressing these challenges in a fair and sustainable manner.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help us gain a broad understanding of the challenges people face when renting in South Australia. Once we understand the issues that are most important to you, we will work together to create some sustainable solutions.

You can get involved by:

How will your input be used?

Your input will ensure we consider a wide range of perspectives in our recommendations to the SA Government. in addition to the discussions online, focus groups will be held to more deeply understand the key issues at the end of February 2016. Survey results and a summary of all feedback received will be published on YourSAy. 

Want to know more?

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The following fact sheets provide some background to private rental in Australia:

To express interest in a focus group or provide confidential feedback, please contact Gabrielle Hummel via or 8207 0335.

Comments on this consultation will close on Monday 22 February.

Past key dates

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at 5:00 PM

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