Family violence provisions for the GROH program

Safe tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act (the Act) applies to all tenants and client agencies who are part of the Government Regional Officer Housing (GROH) program, which is administered by the Department of Communities.

The Act provides support to tenants who are at risk of, or experiencing family and domestic violence.

Your employer is aware of the safe tenancy provisions and their policies and procedures may affect how the provisions are implemented.

If you live in a GROH property and have any questions about the safe tenancy provisions, we encourage you to speak with your employer to receive the right advice for your circumstances.

More information is available from:

  • for the latest information from Consumer Protection, including information for tenants in private rentals and training resources for workers in refuges or women’s health centres.
  • for information on Communities’ family and domestic violence prevention initiatives, help and advice, and operational resources for professionals and workers.
  • for any updates from Communities.

If you are experiencing family and domestic violence please visit the Child Protection and Family support website for information about support services. In an emergency call 000.

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