The Commissioner for Residential Tenancies needs to hear first-hand from renters about their personal experiences renting a home in Victoria. Sharing your own story - or raising issues you know about that affect your community - will help the Commissioner understand what is happening on the ground, raise public awareness, and advocate for change on your behalf.

Because the private rental sector in Victoria is made up of many different rental arrangements and renters have varied needs and expectations of renting, the Commissioner also need to know some background information about you, your rental home and your renting arrangements to identify and understand the issues that are affecting different segments of the private rental sector.

The more stories the Commissioner hears from renters, the more informed and prepared she will be to champion for change on their behalf.

Note: The Commissioner can't resolve individual disputes, provide legal advice, represent renters at court or tribunal hearings or deal with complaints about government services.

If your story raises a matter or dispute that the Commissioner feels that you may need assistance to resolve, we will seek your consent to refer the matter to the government or community agency that can help you.

Tell us your story

If you share your story with the Commissioner, you will be treated with respect and your story will be treated confidentially. We will not identify you to others.

This form provides for a free text response. If you do not want to be identified, please ensure that you do not provide information that may identify you directly or indirectly.

Any personal information you provide will not be used or disclosed without your consent.

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Renter information

If you're an advocate or completing this on behalf of someone else please provide the information for the renter.

What type of structure is your rental home?
Which type of housing best describes your rental home?
How many years have you rented in Victoria for?
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These questions will help to identify whether renting issues are experienced by particular segments within the community.

What is your gender?
What is your age group?
What type of household are you living in?
Who of the following have you spoken to about your situation?

Pick as many as appropriate

Please enter your phone number or email address in case we need to contact you for more information.

Collection Notice

The Commissioner for Residential Tenancies is committed to protecting personal information that you share in accordance with the privacy principles in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (VIC). The Commissioner for Residential Tenancies will use, manage and protect any personal information collected from you in accordance with these laws.

The Commissioner for Residential Tenancies will not disclose any information without your consent, except where required to do so by law.

You may contact the Commissioner for Residential Tenancies to request access to your personal information, or regarding other concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information at info@rentingcommissioner.vic.gov.au

If you do not wish to provide your personal information the Commissioner for Residential Tenancies will not be able to contact you about your story or identify your story if you wish to access it, make a correction or require technical support.