Tenancy WA is the specialist community legal centre for residential tenants. We are the central resource unit for the Network of Tenant Advocates across Western Australia, and we provide the state-wide telephone advice line for tenants. Our vision is safe, secure, affordable housing for all renting in WA. Our mission is protecting the right to housing for all tenants through advocacy, advice and education. We advise a wide range of tenants across Western Australia, with issues ranging from return of bond and maintenance to inquiries about eviction and homelessness. We also provide a Duty Advocacy Program to the Perth Magistrates Court.

We are seeking a number of motivated and enthusiastic law students, who will assist our tenant advocates and solicitors with administrative and research tasks in the delivery of our tenant advisory services, community legal education programs and law reform work.

Successful candidates will have great communication skills and a pleasant telephone manner. Previous data entry experience or working in an office environment is a bonus but not essential.

To apply for a placement, please submit a covering letter outlining any work and volunteer experience you might have and why you think you would love to spend some time with us here at TWA. Please also include a record of your academic results. Email to admin@tenancywa.org.au.

For more information please call Heike Motzek on 08 6263 8556 or visit


Applications close: 4pm Monday, 4 April 2016.

Portia McDonald