Why donate?

Donations to Tenants Victoria are investments in a fairer community.

Donate to help us reach more tenants

Secure and affordable housing is a fundamental need for all of us, yet for too many tenants it is out of reach. Tenants can and do fall between the cracks in the housing system, especially due to: 

  • The high costs of renting a house relative to incomes. More than 150,000 renters in Victoria pay more than 30% of their total income in rent. 
  • The poor quality of many affordable rental properties and their distance from jobs and services. 
  • Inadequate protection for some basic housing rights in tenancy law. 

We make a difference for Victorian tenants through advocacy, education and advice. We receive government funding, but it is not enough to meet the demand on our services. Your donation will help us help more renters. It is an investment in a fairer community. 

Donations make a difference

  • More than 30% of Victorians rent their home. The demand from renters for our phone and email service is very high, and we answer more than 15,000 calls and emails each year. With your donation, we can reach more tenants. 
  • About 50,000 applications are made to VCAT, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, each year to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, with many of the applications made by landlords, such as attempts to evict. We assist around 150 tenants each year at VCAT. Your donation can help us assist more tenants. 
  • More than half a million people use our website each year. Your donation can help us provide more resources so tenants can help themselves.  
  • Your donation can help us raise important issues with government decision makers, respond properly when changes are proposed, and work for policies that improve tenants’ conditions and rights. 

Your donation

We are a registered charity and take our obligations to donors and regulatory bodies very seriously. 

For more information about us see our annual reports, or view our information on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Charity Register. 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of how we manage your donation, please contact our Corporate Services Manager on 9411 1444. 

A gift in your will

If you admire and support the values and work of Tenants Victoria, consider including a gift to us in your will. Making such a gift will help us continue to tackle the problems faced by all renters and get better outcomes from our work on behalf of tenants.

If you have already included a gift to Tenants Victoria in your will, please let us know so we can thank you personally. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.

For more information about leaving a gift to Tenants Victoria, please contact our Corporate Services Manager on (03) 9411 1444.

How to include a gift in your will

Making or revising your will does not need to be expensive. You can speak to your own solicitor about how to do this. The three examples below show simple forms of words you can use:

Pecuniary bequest

I give (free from all duties or taxes of whatsoever nature) to Tenants Victoria of 55 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, (ACN 081 348 227) for its general purposes the sum of $[insert amount] and the authorised receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer or other proper officer of Tenants Victoria shall be a complete discharge for my executor(s) in relation to this gift.

Specific bequest

I give (free from all duties or taxes of whatsoever nature) to Tenants Victoria of 55 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, (ACN 081 348 227) [insert specified items e.g. personal possessions, a parcel of land, a life insurance policy] for its general purposes and declare that the authorised receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer or other proper officer of Tenants Victoria shall be a complete discharge for the executor(s) in relation to this gift.

Residuary bequest

After payment of all debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, taxes and duties (howsoever described), I give my residuary estate to Tenants Victoria of 55 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, (ACN 081 348 227) and I declare that the authorised receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer and other proper officer of Tenants Victoria shall be a complete discharge for my executor(s) in relation to this gift.

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