Western Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS)

‘Ending homelessness together’: Tenancy team reaches out to the community for Homelessness Week

Tenant Advocates Fern and Ivana Did you know that homelessness has increased by 13.7% in the past 4 years in Australia? (Everybody’s Home, 2018). Furthermore, a Mission Australia survey found that one-in-six 15 to 19-year-olds experienced homelessness in 2017 (Mission Australia, 2018). In order to raise awareness about homelessness, the WSCLC tenancy team [...]

WESTS celebrates 10 years

The Western Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS) recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary at Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC). They were pleased to be joined by Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta and Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney and Multiculturalism. The celebration included speeches by Dr Robert Mowbray (former WESTS Tenant Advocate [...]

WSCLC Annual Report 2016-2017

The WSCLC Annual Report for 2016-2017 is now available – our first Annual Report since our formation as an organisation. WSCLC was formed in July 2016 with the amalgamation of Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre, Macquarie Legal Centre, and Mt Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre. This Annual Report looks at where WSCLC comes from, [...]

WSCLC supports Make Renting Fair

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre was pleased to host a special event in support of the Make Renting Fair campaign this week. The star of the event was Kristy, a client of Western Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS), and a tenant who was recently unfairly evicted. Kristy bravely told her story to media [...]

New tenancy outreach service in Western Sydney

The Western Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS) has begun a new outreach service in Penrith every Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm (with a break for lunch from 1-2pm). Tenants are welcome to drop-in or make an appointment to get advice (please call 8833 0933 if you wish to make an appointment.) The outreach [...]

Sometimes you need help to get on the right track

Raymond Morris is a public housing tenant who's very active in his community – he's mentored and supported hundreds of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He helps people in jail as well as in the broader community. Last year, Raymond put up a carport at his place to secure his car. However Housing [...]