Can my rent be increased?
No. The landlord is not allowed to increase the rent at any time from 29 March, 2020 to 28 March, 2021.
If you were given notice of a rent increase before 29 March, 2020, and it came into effect on that day or after, it is not valid. You do not have to pay the increased amount.
If the landlord is trying to make you pay a higher rent, report them to Consumer Affairs Victoria by calling 1300 558 181.