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Private Home Rental (Lunchtime Conversation #006)

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‘Private Home Rental’ (Online Event)

'Opening the Door' Lunchtime Conversation #006

Event date: Thursday 7th March, 2024
Time: 12:30-2:15pm (ACT/ NSW/ Qld/ Tas/ Vic); 12:00-1:45pm (SA); 11:30am-1:15pm (Qld); 11:00am-12:45pm (NT); 9:30-11:15am (WA)

Registrations close Wednesday 6th March at 5:00pm (AEDT)

This is a free online event for people with disability, their families, & supporters. Please share details with others who may like to attend.



Join us for this conversation where we will talk about renting options in the mainstream private rental market - how to find and apply for a new rental home, how to get home modifications, and other issues that you might have.

This follows our recent Lunchtime Conversation on Decision Making. You can find some of the resources from that Conversation here. In the coming weeks we will also talk more about Sharing Homes, and Individualised Living Options.



The following confirmed, with more details to follow

  • Donna Turner & Wendy - Building Tenancy Skills project team (Shelter WA & People with disability WA)
  • Allison Sampson - Money Mentors (Financial Counsellors)
  • Leo Patterson Ross - Tenants' Union of NSW 
  • Rights & Inclusion Australia.


  • Emma Greenhalgh (CEO, National Shelter).


    Part 1: Getting Ready to Rent
    • Decision-making
    • Identification of where and with whom to live
    • Readying to rent - things that you need to consider, including budgeting
    • Maintaining a tenancy.
    Part 2: Residential Tenancy Law
    • Responsibilities of the Landlord (Provision of home modifications, allowance for pets, etc.)
    • Responsibilities of the tenant
    • Extending a lease/ Breaking a lease
    • Advocacy support with issues.

    We will offer a range of resources and tools that will assist people to rent.

    The Opening the Door project is also developing other resources to assist people with exercising choice and control with where they live.


    Accessibility & Reasonable Adjustments

    If you need assistance or reasonable adjustments to participate please provide details when registering. 

    Please note that we need a minimum of five business days' notice to book some types of supports, including AUSLAN interpreting. 

    Please contact with any queries or requests.


    More about the Opening the Door project

    This event is one of a series of Lunchtime Conversations being delivered through the Opening the Door project. Online sessions are recorded to view after the event.

    The Opening the Door project aims to support people with disability to achieve choice and control with their housing options through:

    • Developing and sharing online resources
    • Forums designed to both share information and gather experiences
    • Support existing and establish new peer networks.

    The project is for all people with disability regardless of their type of disability or age, and whether they are a participant in the NDIS or not. 

    For more information on the Opening the Door project check here. 

    You can also find a range of useful resources at our Let's talk Opening Doors website.

    Project Partners

    Rights & Inclusion Australia, National Shelter, Enliven Community and the state & territory members of National Shelter

    This project is being funded under the Australian Government’s Information, Linkages & Capacity Building program.



    Rights & Inclusion Australia (R&IA) will have access to all information that you submit when you register to attend this event. We will be using this for the following purposes only:

    • To coordinate your attendance at the event, and provide you with additional resources related to the event
    • To issue surveys to people who register to attend this event. These will be voluntary to complete. They will assist the Opening the Door project to make sure that the project is best able to assist people with disability towards their housing goals. R&IA will issue a separate Participation Information Statement with all surveys.  

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