Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (TAAS)

The Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service provides free, independent information, advice, advocacy and referrals to tenants in the Northern Rivers of NSW.


Important information in regard to the potential spread of COVID-19

The Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service has taken a proactive approach to the potential spread of COVID-19. The office is closed for the time being and no face to face advice will be provided in this time. However, our advice line continues to operate on the following days:

- Monday

- Tuesday

- Thursday 

- Friday


Our advice will be limited to the following matters: 

- termination;

- threats of or actual eviction;

- hearings in the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal;

- domestic violence;

- urgent repairs relating to electricity/water supply or damage from fire, flood, storm; serious health or safety issues.


Non urgent matters will be referred to Fair Trading 133220. We will continue to advise social housing tenants but there may be delays in providing a service. Referrals from community organisations will be assessed on a case by case basis


Our Facebook/Instagram pages will provide regular updates. Tenants can also go to www.tenants.org.au or use the link below for easy to use fact sheets on common tenancy issues


Please contact us

All tenants are welcome to call our Service on 02 6621 1022 or 1800 649 135. Eligible tenants will be allocated an appointment to speak with a tenant advocate. Non eligible tenants will be referred to Fair Trading, or another Service.

We also take referrals from other Services in the Northern Rivers.


Tenants Rights Factsheets

These fact sheets give an overview of tenants’ rights and obligations under NSW law and provide guidance on how to deal with common tenancy issues.

Go to factsheets



The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre, staff and management acknowledges the people of the Bundjalung Nation. We pay respect to their cultures, and acknowledge the strong and continuing connection to their land, sea and waterways.

Bundjalung Country; always was, always will be.